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PaxCorpus by Meryl S. Fortney
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May 18, 11

Read in May, 2011

Title: Pax Corpus
Author: Ryan S. Fortney
ISBN: 978-1-4581-1321-4
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Pages: 143
Reviewed By: Brian Knight
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To protect and serve the survivors…this is Pax Corpus.

The virus that brought about the apocalypse quickly turned into an epidemic before anyone truly knew what was happening. Dante Marcellus, then of the NYPD, soon found himself protecting the last remnants of humanity, as they evacuated from New York, from blood thirsty, ravenous zombies. The murder of the president by a zombie sends the country into marshal law. As he, and his unit, clear another neighborhood of possible evacuees things take a turn for the worst. A routine mission to a bank unleashes visions and creatures never before seen. In “Pax Corpus,” Dante struggles to survive in a dangerous and uncertain future without memories from his past.

As Dante’s memories come back things continue to spin out of control. Soon he questions his own sanity as the truth of the situation is discovered. Unfortunately for Dante his troubles are far worse then zombies. A third group is determined to usher in a new era; one without humans. As the mystery unravels Dante and his unit discover the plot and set out to stop it. But the forces against Pax Corpus are closer than even they now. As the odds build against Dante he grows more determined to survive and save those around him. In “Pax Corpus,” we see the power of determined survival.

Will humans be eradicated? Can Dante put the pieces of his past together in order to untangle the secret surrounding the zombies?

From the first word, Ryan S. Fortney weaves a fast paced story of survival, thrills and horror. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not to be absorbed in the struggle of man versus extinction. The more you read the more you connect with the characters and their will to survive.

The strength of “Pax Corpus” lies in the plot and ever changing scenes of struggle and survival; the characters grow, adapt and transform from page to page as circumstances and challenges confront them. This novel is for those who enjoy apocalyptic sagas and mental thrill rides.

Author Ryan S. Fortney’s debut novel is sure to draw you in and toy with your sense of reality. This is a story that will flash in your mind long after the last page.

Check out author Ryan Fortney's website HERE.
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