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The Crossing (Dead World #3.5)

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A massive wall has been constructed to separate Free America, where life is as normal as it ever was, from the regions of Texas and the Gulf Coast populated by millions of the flesh-eating dead and the hopeless survivors they hunt-the so-called Forgotten. With so much desperate hunger, the equilibrium afforded by the wall can not hold, and there are rumors of a secret pass ...more
Kindle Edition, 71 pages
Published December 28th 2011 by Creeping Hemlock Press
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Cphe
Dec 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, short-story
A short horror/zombie story of two women Jessica and Sam who try and cross a barrier that has been built to separate the population from the Zombie menace.

I enjoyed the world building in the story. I could easily envision a decimated world where survival was paramount and filled with predators. Only the strongest would survive.

There were several typos which I was surprised to find in such a short story and the ending was a bit of a let down for me. However there was quite a lot of information in
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Meran
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
Dead World #3.5 Short story set in the Dead World series.

This story is written pretty well, has pathos and insight - it's very different from the novels. I found that I was sad about that. I'm currently in the beginning of the 5th, The Savage Dead, and am very bored -- It's reading like a police procedural. Or a dry, spy novel. So very different from this short story. Maybe the author does short fiction better? I've heard that many authors are like that: they woe better in specialized formats, k
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Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies-plague
Another frightening zombie tale from the talented Joe McKinney.

The story begins in a tiny, rotting shack in the Zone where two women take shelter from the hungry, desperate grasp of the infected.

Jessica has been living in the Zone, trapped inside ever since South Texas was placed under quarantine. Samantha is a reporter who has intentionally found her way into the Zone so that she can report on its conditions.

It's exactly what you'd except. It's crawling with decaying, flesh-eating zombies and
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James
Dec 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Another brilliant zombie story from Joe McKinney. Life in the quarantined zone is a hard one and escaping even harder, but for some leaving it behind and starting over is impossible.
Daniel Pyle
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

A quick, intense zombie tale from one of my favorite new authors. McKinney fans or fans of zombies in general should definitely check this one out.
Darren Dilnott
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Its zombies and Joe McKinney. Is there a better combination?
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Joe McKinney has been a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a homicide detective, a disaster mitigation specialist, a patrol commander, and a successful novelist. His books include the four part Dead World series, Quarantined and Dodging Bullets. His short fiction has been collected in The Red Empire and Other Stories and Dating in Dead World and Other Stories. For more informati ...more
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