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Good Intentions

(Dead War #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  22 reviews
SciTech Labs was handsomely commissioned by the United States Military to design a revolutionary serum that would create the ultimate soldier. If successful, the soldier would have an increase in endurance, strength, awareness and overall speed. They would become the true super soldier. That's if everything went according to plan.
SciTech put its best scientists on the pro
ebook, First, 196 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Rushmore Publishing
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My zombie kick continues with this book. I am craving zombie books this fall – maybe because Halloween is around the corner, or maybe it is because the Walking Dead TV series is returning soon, I am not really sure. I read this book quickly and became totally caught up in all the action and craziness. These zombies are the result of a scientific experiment debacle. A still unknown, mysterious ingredient of undetermined etiology is combined with other compounds in order to create a serum to enhan ...more
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
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Good intentions is a great story that actually follows the very beginning of a zombie outbreak. A brilliant scientist named Dr. Vincent Masterson has been given quite a task. His boss has informed him that the military have found something they want his team to work on. Something that could create the ultimate human; super strength, super speed, and the ability to heal any disease even AID
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is creepy in the what if sense. I do not read scary books, creepy books, or anything that will generally freak me out- especially at night... But that doesn't stop me from grabbing the next book on my calendar without looking to see what the hell I am reading at 3 am!

I bet you can guess the reason that I don't read these types of books that late... No? Well, they scare the CRAP out of me. It isn't even necessarily the story, but what my mind does with it afterwards!

This is one of those
M.M. Hudson
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I was first asked to review this book, I was told that if I likes zombies and vampires, I would like this book.

To be honest, the books I had read prior to this could be considered light reading and very tongue in cheek compared to Good Intentions. From almost the start of the book I was thrust into the characters lives, who they were, and what made them tick.

The scientist, Vincent Masterson was generally a good guy who cared about humanity. When money and the possibility of saving human
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Good intentions lead to zombies. Whoops.
I have a minor (major) zombie and dystopian reading obsession. I've read indie, mainstream, and New York best seller zombie novels. Some rock and some stink. This author rocked my zombie loving socks off. The author manages realistic horror without being too gory or going out of the way to make the reader gag with grossness. The writing is detailed without being boring and went straight to the zombie horror and mayhem. Yeah!

Vincent and his fellow scientis
S.L. Figuhr
Oct 12, 2013 rated it liked it

The basic plot is a group of scientists are given a vial of a mysterious substance and told to come up with a way of making a serum to turn ordinary soldiers into super soldiers. Along the way, the scientists discover the liquid they're working with can do a lot more than that. Naturally, something goes horribly wrong and suddenly...zombies!

I like how the author keeps one of the men working on the project alive to try and find a cure. He works with government agencies that aren't as useless as m
Billy Masters
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the "Dead War Series." What a great way to start! D.N. pulls you in & doesn't let you go. This author is a true storyteller. The characters are truly believable. Throughout the book, I wanted to know what would happen next.You'll be biting your finger nails waiting to find out.
Thrilling zombie action with a twist. Bring on the vampires!This is an interesting twist on the zombie genre. One that you'll love. Will the vampires save the world or become a super zombie race and dest
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
WOW!! I just couldn't stop reading this book and I read this in one afternoon.

This book is very well written and kept me reading until the very end. I could very well imagine all that was going on and I swear it felt like I was watching a movie instead of reading a book.

I can't wait for the next book to come out.

Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Finished this in one sitting! What a ride... book 2 can't come soon enough.
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies, vampires
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I loved Good Intentions. I devoured the book and finished it in one sitting, because it was that addictive. This is the first time I’ve ever read a zombie book but I was pleasantly surprised.

I enjoyed the plot of the book, and how things progressed. It was a very fast-paced book, where we were thrown right into the action. I liked how the author conveyed the feelings of the characters as they faced the situations in the book. I really loved the pa
Jennifer Laube
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"GOOD INTENTIONS" by D.N. Simmons is the first book in the "Dead War Series". It is a fast paced, end of the world\"opps we screwed up scenario". SciTech Labs was hired by the government to create a special serum that would not only cure every disease known to man, but also heal broken bones within seconds. This serum would create a super soldier. But the problem is that the lab was given 6 months to create the serum and the government was tight-lipped about its origin and base elements. As time ...more
Melissa Haggerty
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Why do all these scientists try to improve the world and then poof, we have a zombie apocalypse? Good Intentions is an example of that very thing, but with some interesting twists. First, these zombies can move! It’s not, oh there is that zombie down the street, let’s run and we’ll get far away while it shuffles towards us. No, if you blink these suckers are on you. Of course the scientists made super zombies! Then you add in something that can be equally as scary as the zombies, vampires. Yes, ...more
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I'd like to thank the author and Promotional Book Tours for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the fourth book I've read from DN Simmons, and she has yet to disappoint me. She has definitely been one of my favorite authors this year. Her Knights of Darkness Chronicles was amazing, but this new series, the Dead War Series is shaping up to be even better. Usually I avoid zombie books at all costs, they freak me out, they're way too close to possible to feel comfort
Gina's Library
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Let me first say you are totally against using animals for science and don't like to even read about it.. This book is not for you. With that said, here is my review.

The scientists were told to work on an undisclosed serum. They have no idea what it is which makes their job harder.

Suddenly they figure out what it is the Military asked for. However something went wrong, horribly horribly wrong. Their test subject suddenly comes back to life an starts to savagely attack the scientists. That is whe
Anja Braun
Pretty good but I wanted more!!

The way the outbreak started was different than other books I have read . It kept me hooked and I probably would story 2 but I can't find it. The only thing that was wrong and why I gave this a 4 star is because of the vampire angle. Totally unnecessary and quite jarring. It was quite good without it and actually pulled the book down when you got to that part. Honestly I skipped those parts to get to the main characters/main story. The rest of the story was quite g
Nikki McCarver
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm not a huge fan of zombie books, but I swear to you, this book may be a turning point in my reading career! Anyone who knows me understands that I am a detail craver and I love books that are full of unique ideas and descriptions. I really D.N. writes a very realistic portrayal of human behavior. This author continues to amaze and delight me with every book she comes out with. Some of her books are not for everyone, but reading them in order gives you a better grasp and understanding of the c ...more
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
D.N. Simmons pens "Good Intentions" filled with apocalyptic horror and zombie outbreaks. I loved how this was not your average zombie story, it actually follows the very very beginning of the outbreak and about how the military / scientists are responsible in creating the monsters. A wild ride with great character chemistry that kept me at the edge of the seat! Be warned there is a cliffhanger at the end and you will find yourself wishing the next installment was out already. Highly recommended ...more
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mix of horror, terror and action in this book. How does creating Super soldiers go into a Zombie Apocalypse, when it goes all wrong and Zombies are born. Super strong and fast Zombies. Many people die because of this experiment. A few people get into hiding to create an anti serum before the Zombies take over all States. I could see it all before me, it pulls you right in. And if this all wasn't enough Vampires appear. I love how it is written. Walking dead fans like I will love this! I can not ...more
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a story about one of the hottest themes today-zombies. This particular story/book takes a very different approach though. It gives you an origin of zombies, then a desperate fight for survival, and then surprise surprise more threatened sentiment beings. This leads up to the following book. Overall though, this was a very entertaining, thoughtful, and imaginative book to read. The plot seems to flow for one major setting to another. A very good read.!
Maka Neese
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Bananas!!!!

Holy Bananas!!!!

This was awesome. It has vampires, zombies, and of course scientists. I love biology so this book kept my attention. I also love zombies and vampires can't wait to read the next one.
Sep 08, 2014 rated it liked it
I thought this was pretty good..... I like the zombie element and other twists that come into the story (I don't want to give anything away) there will be a sequel which I'm happy so I will be keeping track of this author :-)
Danette Cole
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent read...was only 164 pages and I devoured it in just a few hours!
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D. N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous kitten that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". Her hobbies include rollerblading, shooting pool, bowling, reading, watching television and going to the movies. She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, winning honorable mention for best paranormal book of 2006. She ha ...more

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