This is a wonderful original novel set in the world of Resident Evil, full of the action, puzzles and monsters you would expect from a Resident Evil novel. The book follows Rebecca Chambers shortly after the event of the first game (and the first novel) as she accompanies a team of rogue STARS members to infiltrate a secret Umbrella complex in Maine.
The story has likeable characters, plot twists and even some new zombies not seen in the games. Unfortunately in her attempt to introduce something new to the novel) the new type of zombie (zombies with guns) and the later 'smart' zombie (zombies that could pass as regular humans), the writer loses a little due to its diversion from the standard characteristics of zombies and how the T-Virus works.
Despite this small problem with the new zombies (and a few continuity errors, which can't be helped as the author couldn't possible know what would happen in future games when writing the novel) this is a superb read, it has action, suspense, death and good character development. Overall a good read for fans of the games and even for those who have never played them.