Sheriff Penny Miller of Flat Rock, Nevada, is the kind of woman who will do whatever it takes to protect those she is sworn to serve, even when that includes a murderous biker, her wimpy ex-husband, a unit of incompetent National Guardsmen, and the scientist responsible for releasing the undead upon an unsuspecting world.
If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who read the free short story ‘Jailbreak,’ this is your opportunity to find out what happens after that terrifying first night of the zombie apocalypse. And those of you encountering The Hungry for the first time? You are in for the ride of your life. Aim for the brain, Cowboy!
And don't forget to check out The Hungry 2: The Wrath of God, The Hungry 3: At the End of the World, The Hungry 4: Rise of the Triad, The Hungry 5: All Hell Breaks Loose, and The Hungry 6: The Rule of Three, now available.
Take a look at what some of the icons of zombie and horror fiction have to say about The Hungry:
The Hungry is a zombie thriller loaded with sex and smarts. A real nail-biter that brings a new weapon to bear in apocalyptic fiction: Hope. Highly recommended.
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Dust & Decay and Dead of Night
If you’re craving an apocalyptic horror novel that’s not just wall-to-wall action but balls-to-the-wall intense, Steven W. Booth and Harry Shannon have cooked up a real treat for you. I would say The Hungry will leave you totally satisfied, but that’s not true: Readers will be howling for more more more MORE just like the hordes of insatiable zombies rampaging through this book.
—Steve Hockensmith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
You don't know what gut-churning page-flipping horror really is until you read this one. The Hungry combines the storytelling power of the big commercial thriller with many new twists on standard zombie fiction. A real winner.
—Ed Gorman, author of The Dark Fantastic and Cage of Night
From the opening line, I loved it. I loved how complete it felt. It had so many great elements working for it - the small town setting; the two powerful main characters, as different as they could be, nearly every word between them charged with sexual tension; the satisfying stalemate as neither one gets exactly what they want, but rather what they need. A great story, and for a zombie fan like me, it pressed all the right buttons.
—From the Introduction by Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Flesh Eaters
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