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ISBN13: 9780316218283
ISBN10: 0316218286
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The outbreak tore the U.S. in two. The east remains a safe haven. The west has become a ravaged wilderness. They call it the Evacuated States. It is here that Henry Marco makes his living. Hired by grieving relatives, he tracks down the dead and delivers peace.

Now Homeland Security wants Marco for a mission unlike any other. He must return to California, where the apocalypse began. Where a secret is hidden. And where his own tragic past waits to punish him again.

But in the wastelands of America, you never know who - or what - is watching you.

Review:

"Zito's debut is thrilling, melancholy, and stomach-churningly gory. In the desolate heat and haunting emptiness of the zombie-infested American Southwest, ex-neurologist Henry Marco is hired by the living to 'return' their undead loved ones, a euphemism for blowing their brains out. Marco also yearns to find and 'return' his own wife. Hired by the Department of Homeland Security to track down a scientist who may have developed a cure, Marco embarks on a journey across the desert, encountering packs of shuffling, flesh-chewing zombies; sadistic gangs of bikers; and a Chinese assassin with whom he inadvertently teams up. Zito amps up the action with a nightmarish showdown in the bowels of an abandoned prison and viscerally unbearable descriptions of human mutilations. The zombies are pretty standard and Marco's philosophical ruminations are sometimes both redundant and expository, but taken as a whole, this is a sturdy and crowd-pleasing novel that squarely hits its target." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

V.M. Zito resides in Connecticut, USA with his wife and daughter. When not writing, he spends his weekdays working as Creative Director at a New England ad agency and his weekends running on forested trails. THE RETURN MAN is his first novel.

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John Foster, May 30, 2012 (view all comments by John Foster)
Run, Shamble, Crawl...to get this book NOW! Zombie fiction is hit 'n' miss BUT The Return Man nails the genre dead center! Mr. Zito is obviously a huge horror fan and his deftly crafted, seat-of-your-pants "zombie breakout" story is the BEST ZOMBIE fiction I've ever read. As an fx dude who's worked in horror SPFX for over a dozen years...I'm easily jaded with most zombie fiction. The Return Man is top notch adventure horror! Even the "zombie" science has some REAL research behind it.

BUY THIS BOOK!


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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316218283
Author:
Zito, V M
Publisher:
Orbit
Author:
Zito, V. M.
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Grief; Zombies; Neurologists; Journeys; Homeland security; Paranormal abilities; Undead; Search for truth
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20120401
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.75 x 4.25 x 1.25 in 0.55 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Zito's debut is thrilling, melancholy, and stomach-churningly gory. In the desolate heat and haunting emptiness of the zombie-infested American Southwest, ex-neurologist Henry Marco is hired by the living to 'return' their undead loved ones, a euphemism for blowing their brains out. Marco also yearns to find and 'return' his own wife. Hired by the Department of Homeland Security to track down a scientist who may have developed a cure, Marco embarks on a journey across the desert, encountering packs of shuffling, flesh-chewing zombies; sadistic gangs of bikers; and a Chinese assassin with whom he inadvertently teams up. Zito amps up the action with a nightmarish showdown in the bowels of an abandoned prison and viscerally unbearable descriptions of human mutilations. The zombies are pretty standard and Marco's philosophical ruminations are sometimes both redundant and expository, but taken as a whole, this is a sturdy and crowd-pleasing novel that squarely hits its target." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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