#Review: Dead Man Walking, by Marty Shaw

Title: Dead Man Walking (Voodoo Zombie #1)dead man walking
Author: Marty Shaw
Rating: 4/5 stars

“It was just another routine execution… until the condemned killer came back as an undead, unstoppable, killing machine.

Now, a handful of correctional officers and inmates are trapped within the walls of the prison as a legion of the walking dead stalks them for food.

The ammo is limited, the zombie army is growing, and one correctional officer is pushed to his limits as he realizes that death is no longer the end.

Dead Man Walking, a novelette with approximately 10,970 words, is the first story in the exciting Voodoo Zombie trilogy.” (description from Goodreads)

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I grabbed a copy after a friend had tweeted about it, the other day. It’s at times like those when I have the chance of finding a gem. In this case, I did find a gem of a story by grabbing a copy of Dead Man Walking.

While this story might have been a little short for my liking, it wasn’t obnoxiously short. It was a fast paced read that didn’t waste time in getting the story out. It’s because of the pace, that I feel it could have been lengthened just a little bit to expand on a few areas. Though, it in no way killed the story.

One of the great things about this zombie story it leans toward a different type of virus “origin.” It’s not spoiler to mention that voodoo is afoot, though the full explanation isn’t revealed. I’m hoping for a reveal of that factor in the coming stories. The main character, Griffin, had no time to really piece things together due to him trying to stay alive.

If you’re looking for a fast read, full of action and the undead, check out Dead Man Walking. It was an exciting story and I have hopes for the next story in the series, Zombie Queen.

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You can grab a copy of Dead Man Walking from:

Amazon | Smashwords | B&N | Kobo

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About the Author:

I came crawling from the primordial ooze when the light of the first full moon fell upon me.

Okay, not really, but that sounds totally awesome, doesn’t it?

Actually, I’m the author of the Voodoo Zombie series, currently consisting of Dead Man Walking and Zombie Queen, the urban fantasy adventure, Dreadful Beginnings, and a horror-paranormal-erotica story, Little Demons.

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