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Good taster as an introduction to the series
on 8 November 2015
This book is more of a short story and a prequel to the events that will happen in the next books. I prefer my books to be feature length, rather than the snippets that some Kindle books are broken into these days, but I accept that perhaps in the competitive world of self-publishing, these smaller portions are necessary, so I haven't allowed that to affect my rating. It is packaged into the boxset of books 0-3 (4 volumes), so I'll be picking that up now to get the full story.
It took me about 30 minutes to read Contamination Zero, but it was an enjoyable thirty minutes full of action, with a good hint at a conspiracy and mystery to come in the next books. It set up the scene well, with police officer Dan having to deal with a town that has fallen prey to a fast-spreading disease that turns the populace into mindless "shadows". It has it's own twist on things as these aren't typical zombies, and the book makes it obvious early on that there is a greater plot in play.
The writing is pretty simple and plain and it seemed a little stilted and confusing in the first few pages, but it flowed easier towards the end. The plot is compelling and the characters easy to empathise with so far - so I'm enjoying it a lot, and looking forward to the next volume.