J. L. Bourne
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book 1 of 'Day by Day Armageddon'
Day by Day Armageddon is the handwritten journal of one man and his struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions that could mean life, or which could condemn him eternally to walk as one of them. Enter, if you dare, into his world. The world of the undead.
One Naval officer’s New Year’s resolution is to keep a journal. In the January a mysterious plague breaks out in China. By February the plague has signalled the end of the world as we know it and has given rise to the undead walking.
The journal becomes the narrator’s salvation and point of reference as day by day he tries to survive the madness that unfolds before him. Soon he makes contact with a neighbour (John), trapped inside his house just down the street. When a broadcast informs them that the city they live in is to be nuked, the Officer and John escape and start a trek across Texas. Along it they rescue a family and finally reach a nuclear launch facility named Hotel 23. This becomes their home and they rescue a couple more people.
After a while some people turn up that want the base for themselves. The occupants now have two enemies.
Enjoyed this book, as the 224 pages disappeared rapidly. Not as fast paced as some zombie novels, but well described and keeps your interest. As this is a journal, you can see where our unknown officer has his highs and lows.