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Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1

Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

Bobby Adair
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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#1 Best Seller – Horror, #1 Best Seller – SciFi, #1 Best Seller – Action & Adventure, #7 Overall Best Seller on Amazon

Survive the infection! Survive the Infected!

A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened.

But Zed Zane is oblivious. He needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride and heads to his mom’s house for a lunch of begging, again.

But something is wrong. There’s blood in the foyer. His mother’s corpse is on the living room floor. Zed’s stepdad, Dan is wild with crazy-eyed violence and attacks Zed when he comes into the house. They struggle into the kitchen. Dan’s yellow teeth tear at Zed’s arm but he grabs a knife and stabs Dan, thirty-seven times, or so the police later say.

With infection burning in his blood, Zed is arrested for murder but the world is falling apart and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life among the infected who would kill him and the normal people, who fear him.

The Slow Burn Series
Book 1 – Slow Burn: Zero Day
Book 2 – Slow Burn: Infected
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Book 3 – Slow Burn: Destroyer
Book 4 - Slow Burn: Dead Fire
Book 5 - Slow Burn: Torrent

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2257 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Bobby Adair (17 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E4VT778
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,451 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good read, kept me entertained 9 April 2014
By Ravie
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Good narrative and and solid story and the
Characters are coming into their own.
Look forward to book 2 infected.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Skeleton of plot light on story content 7 Sep 2013
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This is fast paced from page 1, mainly due to the fact that's its all action with no character development or scene setting. It's not exactly terrible writing and I wasn't expecting a challenging literary experience but there is nothing to engage. If you are going to write yet another Zombie novel and you want to tempt a reader to purchase the next instalment after reading the free download, you have to do better that trot out this kind of predictable stuff. Nothing original and It isn't a complete novel; more of a preface. The final paragraph is a sales pitch from the author but I'm sorry, it didn't work. Based on the style and content of Zero Day book 1, I don't care what happens next.
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I read a lot of Kindle indie authors - if they've given me a book, I'll give them a couple of hours' time - and my first compliment is that after reading Zero Day, I bought the rest of the series.

Criticisms first. Characterisation is a bit flat and situations somewhat generic. There isn't the precise, specific language that makes you feel you're there in the room, not much poetry in the prose that makes the reading enjoyable over and above the storyworld. But I'm guessing Adair is a young author still learning his trade, and this is a creditable first effort.

Likes next. The best thing is the twist: the main character is a zombie. (Sort of.) One of the percentage who, in real life, WOULD exist: the few who just don't die from the virus. A great idea, especially since he's a stoner philosophy graduate and hardly the kind of ex-cop or grizzled Marine you usually see taking a leading role.

Second, the breakdown in civilisation is gradual. The lights are still on, the internet still works, but it's all dying slowly, as it would in real life. Let's face it, the first thing we'd do in real life is check the Internet, not search for food. Adair reminds us how useless and groping for inspiration most of us would be.

Third, the Infected here are believable. They run and have senses; they're not so much dangerous as gross. And there are degrees of them, from fully brain-dead to just a bit mad. (Of which the narrator is one end of the spectrum.)

So - a decent read, well worth the low prices for the rest of the series. Happily recommend.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Review for audiobook version only. 7 Sep 2014
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This review is for the audiobook version.
I have listened to many audiobooks in my van, mostly zombies books but as much as I wanted to enjoy this story I just couldn't, I had had enough after half an hour. The reason for this is the style of the narrator, he reads it so fast it sounds as if he is trying to get through it as quickly as possible (like when I read my wee boy a story at bedtime during half time of the football) e.g. during a scene in a jail cell, Tourettes Boy gets mentioned three or four times in a minute but each time it's pronounced 'churtsboy' (say it fast and you'll get the idea of how the rest of the narrative goes) Also there is no distinction between characters voices, when characters are having a conversation it isn't clear who is talking as there is no change in tone or accent.
Like I say this isn't a review of the book itself, I will probably buy it for Kindle as it did seem promising but seeing as audiobooks aren't exactly cheap I would recommend you save your cash for something else
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good start 4 Jun 2014
By able
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I think this is a promising start to a series. Unlike many self published books, this one is readable, has good punctuation, no glaring spelling mistakes, fair characterization, enough gore to satisfy with being gratuitous, and has good pace. I enjoyed it enough to buy the next one in the series. I didn't give it 5 stars because it wasn't sufficiently descriptive for me. Apart from that, a good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If you like zombies then it's OK 30 April 2014
By Mr
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Well I thought I'd take a punt but I'm not really a zombie fan so the unattractive writing style put me off at the start. Anyway I persevered and by the end I was actually caring about the characters. I don't suppose I'll read the next in the series though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start 27 April 2014
By peaky6
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Really enjoyed this FREE download! I was hungry for the next in the series . It's short but oh so good. If you are a fan of the zombie/post apocalyptic genre you will love this.Highly recommend!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By broxi3781 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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First off, I know glowing reviews of kindle books may be suspect - so please check my profile. I am a fairly prolific reviewer, and this is my first ever review of a self published book - in large part because I don't like bashing new authors, and I've found so few worthy of a good review. I read constantly, and review for several sites. The largest part of my disposable income goes on books, so when I say something is among the best I have ever read, it is facing some competition. I won't go as far as to say this is the very best - I still class Richard Matheson's Omega Man as the best post apocalyptic fiction ever, and The Walking Dead, the original series as close second, but this is definitely up there. I estimate that I read 7 - 10 books per week, but this figure includes children's books ( I home educate my sons).

Zombie books right now are coming out in hordes. As several reviewers have commented genre has been done to death, and while there are some excellent books out there, all too many have left me bored to death as well. Anyone can write slash and bash, blood and brains with a few plucky survivors holed up in what they hope is safe location - but of course it never it is. Adair however has breathed new life into the genre with a completely novel approach to the genre and the character development of a very seasoned author with a rare gift.

Adair's main hero becomes infected early on, and my first thoughts were "Oh No - Not another Hatred". Thankfully I kept reading, because this turned out to be a completely unique twist as the virus in Adair's books has several shades of grey in between the black and white of zombie and human.
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