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Evolution (LZR-1143 #2)

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The dead have risen. A lethal virus has decimated millions, turning the infected into the walking dead.

Society has crumbled, cities are in flames, and the human race is on the verge of extinction.

Somehow, Mike McKnight has survived. So far. From his cell in a mental institution, he battled the ghosts of his past and the throngs of undead to uncover and retrieve the last
Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published September 30th 2011
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Faye, la Patata
I thought the first book was better.

Honestly, I didn't feel like finishing this novel. But I did. I tried. I struggled. It was okay, but I felt there were a lot more to be desired. First of all, I have issues with the two main characters ALWAYS on the run. Like seriously, they keep on getting rescued, and each time they're rescued, the rescuers die after, and they survive, and always manage to find something/someone else to rescue them. Even *I* would get tired of that, if I were in the main cha
Jul 16, 2016 Dianne rated it really liked it
Evolution means change, evolving into something different, sometimes good, sometimes bad and for our hero, Mike the ex-movie star, his evolution is amazing, from pampered star to insane inmate to post-apocalyptic hero on a mission, just short of being a super hero, his sense of timing is still amazing. The evolution of the zombies, seeming to be smarter, more organized and now banding together, is not so good for our hero or humanity. The virus that claimed them is decimating the world populatio ...more
Jan 15, 2017 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books

I didn't realize that this was #2 when I picked it up, so there were times when I was totally lost. I know I complain when books in a series totally rehash prior events, but it turns out that it's just as bad when there's no explanation of where we came from at all. The writing was so-so; sometimes I really enjoyed it, and sometimes it was so mired in tropes and aside that I wanted to throw the book. Luckily for the book, it was on my phone, and I wasn't about to throw that. Also, I could h
Dec 17, 2016 ROBIN CONKEL-HANNAN rated it really liked it
Good Read

I don't like zombie apocalypse stories.. I got this by mistake so I decided to give it a try.. For a zombie story, this one is good.. I recommend it to all..
Jan 10, 2017 Newsfoia rated it it was amazing
This is ready for prime time!

Good character development. Good style of thinking out loud - problem solving is instructive. This is a talented writer. Well worth reading.
Jan 03, 2017 Nichole rated it really liked it
Good read

I picked this book up, having not read the first one. I was able to follow along the story line just fine, and it was a well written, entertaining zombie novel!
Angelic Fantauzzi-haliga
Jan 10, 2017 Angelic Fantauzzi-haliga rated it it was amazing
What a journey!

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for lots of action! How amazing that these two people are saved when it matters and how much they want to help others when things look so bleak.
Christina Foster
Jan 07, 2017 Christina Foster rated it really liked it
This book was an enjoyable and easy read, and a good follow up to the first book in this series.

As the title suggests, we get to witness the evolution of the characters – zombies included, and of the relationships between the characters, as we make our way through all the gore and humor in this action-packed novel.

Each new character introduced adds an appealing element to the storyline, regardless of how brief or how long these characters stay with us.

If you enjoy reading this genre, I highly re
Patrick Gibson
Nov 10, 2015 Patrick Gibson rated it liked it
Shelves: the_apocalypse

SPOILER ALERTS if you haven't read the first book so stop, purchase it, read it, and then come back here...

Did you read the first one yet? Ok... then you can continue on...

Mike, our main character, is a former movie star/action hero who had been lead to believe that he had murdered his wife and then was sentenced to a mental hospital. There, he was kept so drugged that he had gaps in his memory as to what actually happened. When the apocalypse breaks out, he escapes from the facility with Dr Kat
Jason & Jules
Sep 16, 2016 Jason & Jules rated it it was amazing
Great Read!

Continuing from the first book, this story follows the awesome characters, along with a few new ones, as they race towards someone who can find a cure or make a vaccine from their blood. The storytelling is supreme, the characters flawless and the zombie hordes are epic! One of the very best zombie apocalypse stories ever written! A must read if you love this genre!!!
Corey Oliver
Apr 15, 2013 Corey Oliver rated it it was amazing
Any book that I can't put down deserves 5 stars. I LOVE these books, they're quite addicting to say the least. My heart raced several times throughout the story, no book has ever done that to me. There are times when the characters humor seems out of place but it didn't seem to bother me much. Also, Bryan James excessively uses the word grimace. Besides that this author can tell one hell of a zombie story. A much better read than World War Z, which I couldn't get into. How bout a movie for these ...more
Jun 02, 2014 Katherine rated it really liked it
Another great story for this series. As a warning (and possibly a note to the author), there are a few typos and grammatical issues that cause me to pause when reading. This irritates me, but I likes the story so well, I could ignore them for the most part.

The story continues and just keeps getting better. I really likes this series and the main characters. I look forward to the next book in the series!
Aug 03, 2014 Nan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
This is the second in the full of action and gore as the first one but not quite as engaging. I will continue- I have to at this point- but with less enthusiasm! Things got a touch predictable and the repeated references to the behavior of the zombies is like a big neon sign telling me that something else is coming....If I could have given it a 3.5, I would have.
Philip McClimon
Nov 03, 2014 Philip McClimon rated it really liked it
More run and gun fun!

This second book in the series keeps the zombie fun going in good fashion. It is more gun and run type zombie action, with more emphasis on gore than dramatic situations, but has all the elements of a thrill ride action adventure movie. A good follow up and compelling enough to keep me reading into the third book.
Mar 08, 2014 Lee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, zombies, ebook
This series was amazingly one of the greatest series I've read for a long time...and I read a lot. It realistically brings you an zombie apocalypse...not with an easily won victory against the zombies but a slow crawl to extinction. This book is the only Zombie apocalypse that I don't think I would survive...and that's terrifying. Exactly what a good horror book needs.
Phil Jones
Aug 25, 2014 Phil Jones rated it liked it
Not quite as good as the first book but still a worthwhile read.
The story is a little repetitive as our little band of survivors are repeatedly rescued only for the rescuer to then die.
Notwithstanding this the story moves along nicely and is set up for what I believe is the final chapter.
Sep 09, 2016 Jay rated it really liked it
Liked this one just as much as the first. The characters are hilarious and very easy to like. The new characters that were introduced were great in my opinion and the story kept pace with the first book. Of course with the way it ended... I can't wait for the next one!
Apr 05, 2016 Sharon rated it it was amazing
our heros are trying to get to what remains of the government. But can the government be trusted.

I really enjoyed the 2nd book in this series.

I am looking forward to reading more of these tales.

If you like zombie books, give this series a try.
Nancy Schober
Nov 20, 2016 Nancy Schober rated it liked it
More of an action book than a zombie read. Thr plotting was breathlessly paced throughout. But the weapons porn and the highly detailed descriptions of what is they can do to the undead was not my cup of tea. I read apocalyptic fiction for the survivalist hacks not for the violence.
Feb 05, 2012 Santana rated it it was amazing
I loved the second book in this series. Lost a lot of sleep that's for sure. I could not put it down, it was very entertaining. I would definitely recommend it. There is a part in the story that gave me the chills big time!! I can't wait for a third one!! :)
John R. Dailey Jr.
Jun 26, 2016 John R. Dailey Jr. rated it really liked it

Hello, a very nice story to be sure. If you like zombies, then you will likely find this story very enjoyable. I'm off to the next one. Good stuff. Thanks.
Kimberly Calhoun
Nov 23, 2014 Kimberly Calhoun rated it it was amazing
Love it!!!

love this series well written and engaging. I would put this author up there with Stephen king. cannot wait to see what is next
Dec 15, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Good book and took up where 1 ended. I enjoyed this series with it's 2 books and several companion novellas.
Feb 28, 2016 Anya rated it really liked it
Continue on the journey and experience the obstacles that the ed wrongfully accused celerity faces as he tries to redeem himself and humanity.
Nov 04, 2013 Steve rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombie
Even better than the first book, adds some twists to the story without getting over the top. Sarcastic humor and good action.
Sep 29, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
Very interesting. It was really good. I liked that the author showed how there's danger from survivors along with the zombies. Things I guessed in the first book were confirmed.
Feb 24, 2015 Ian rated it really liked it
Another great read. None stop action. Love the stereotypical Hollywood dialogue. Can't wait for book 3.
Oct 04, 2016 Frank rated it really liked it
I like where the story is going. Characters are relatable and make mistakes. Looking forward to Book 3.
Jessica Kong
Mar 19, 2014 Jessica Kong rated it really liked it
A action movie star versus zombies. Who would have thought that such a simple concept could be such a hit. Bravo!
Anna rated it really liked it
Sep 23, 2012
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