By Wayne Carey
Pro Se Press
For years young readers thrilled to the adventures of Nancy
Drew and the Hardy Boys. Now leave it to New Pulp scribe Wayne Carey to give us
a thriller featuring a family made up of two brothers and one sister. The
Hillstrands siblings, Shawn, Bear (a nickname Edward) and Kira are the children
of a famous husband and wife writing couple. While parents are on a
cross-country promotional tour for their latest book, the trio is sent to the
of San Bernardo to
vacation with their Aunt Marilyn. Though the teens appreciate the natural
beauty and serenity of island life, they soon become bored, missing their
friends back home.
But before restlessness sets in, several incidents occur involving the appearances of zombie-like beings attacking locals from the nearby fishing town. Not one to shy away from adventure, Bear, sets out to investigate despite the arguments of the more cautious and older Shawn. When Bear and a younger boy name Skylar discover the remains of an old man, things heat up fast. The local authorities believe the victim fell prey to an island predator, but the Hillstrands aren’t convinced.
They learn there is a clinic on the island run by a scientist named Hector
Spinoza and there appears to be a connection with the facility and the zombie sightings.
Then a powerful Colombian military figure arrives at the clinic and the junior
detectives’ imaginations run riot. Has someone found a way to make zombies? And
if so, are they doing it for a would-be dictator to help him stage coup in his
Writer Wayne Carey once again spins a truly fantastic adventure mixing both horror and political intrigue as only he can. “Zombie Island” with all its twists and turns is a terrific book filled with wonderful new heroes. Looking for something new to read this summer, check this one out. You can thank me later.