Rick Nutman is a rookie policeman. When the city of Leeds erupts into blood-spattered chaos he must fight through hungry hordes of the undead to return home and protect Sally, his new wife - the only woman he has ever loved. Daryl lives with his terminally ill mother and views the current apocalypse as the perfect opportunity to put his plans into action. He has always wanted to be a serial killer - and tonight he will achieve that dream. Sally will be his first victim. Murder, obsession and desire collide in this dark tale of love, death and the things that lie beyond.
Gary McMahon was born in Sunderland in 1969 and has a lifelong love of genre fiction. His critically acclaimed short fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. His first mass market novel was "Hungry Hearts", which was then followed by the Thomas Usher books ("Pretty Little Dead Things" and "Dead Bad Things") and the "Concrete Grove" series of horror/urban fantasy novels.
His work has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award on seven seperate occassions. When reminded that he is still to win one of these, he gives a wry smile.