A man and a pregnant teenager arrive at the gate and are welcomed into the ...more
The Post does this very well. Our main character, Sam Edison, is the kind of woman who just wants to do her job and keep her people safe. But she's not afraid to take action when she has to, and we're spare ...more
This story is a strange and brutal tale crafted by newcomer Kevin A. Muñoz. Often dark to the point of being physically unnerving and bulging with well-crafted battles between the main character, Police Chief Sam Edison of the Little Five and hollow-heads, unkillable cannibals no longer capable of higher thought. All within the context of a small struggling community fighting to make a home aga ...more
The novel starts out with Chief of Police Sam Edison maintaining order in The Little Five, a small enclave in post-apocalyptic Georgia.
When two strangers appear at the gate one day, and are later brutally murdered, Sam's investigation uncovers a shocking human trafficking ring, and that conspirators have been hiding right in her town.
When a young woman is kidnapped, Sam sets out with a ...more
Dystopian? Zombie Apocalypse? Well, it's a bit of both. First, the book was well written, the world building painted a vivid picture of life after the collapse. So, why 3 stars? Well, I didn't like the main protagonist for a start. It was less about the character dealing with moral quandaries and more about something lacking in character and purpose. I don't want to spoil it for you, so please dive in and see for yourself. Also, I fe ...more
I won’t recap the plot of the book here as the Goodread’s description covers the bones of the story - up to 94% of the book, according to the Kindle copy I read (side note, what’s up with all of the plot being given away up front like that?), just missing the detail yo ...more
Sam serves as the chief law enforcement officer in the L ...more
One day a man shows up with a pregnant ...more
This novel contains everything one would expect to see in dystop ...more
Upon accepting two new people into the town, an attack occurs and lives are of course lost. Predictable. There is a lot of weapon jargon that is useless to the story unl ...more
While the Chief is busy trying to figure out what happened, the Mayor's step daughter gets kidnapped. The Chief goes after her with two others. They must get past the Shriekers and the Hol ...more
The author wrote this book really well. The names of the characters are amazing! I never knew a “post-apocalyptic murder mystery” story is possible! Plot twist after ...more
A police officer Sam Edison still hangs on the the society vows he once had and continues to solve crimes in a small town outside of Atlanta. Zombie like creatures roam the earth due to a petrolium spill 10 years ago and in the midst of this world, he hunts for those who go missing. Sam wants to save those he can, but in a world that is doomed, he finds little satisfactio ...more
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Content includes depictions of gun violence, sexual abuse and assault, slave labor and suicide
Reading with bloodshot eyes in the dark of a cloud-covered night, it's hard to remember that I can't save everyone. And just as hard to forget.
We follow the day-to-day first person account of Sam Edison, the chief of police of Little Five, a walled-in community in Atlanta, Georgia, named after the five-point intersection at the center of the neighbourhood. Most of the old shops have been c...more
At least, that's how it came off to me. A story of life after the world goes "dead". When, all of a sudden, you're forced back into "normal" criminal activity. Only, it's through one of the most despicable crimes... human trafficking.
One day two strangers show up at their gates, a man and woman who is pregnant. The woman is in need of medical attention from wounds that are not related to her pregnancy. Later the m ...more
What’s left of humanity exists in small, protected enclaves in Munoz’s world, after a pandemic decimates Earth’s population and oil supplies are contamin ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc, opinions expressed are my own.
In Kevin Munoz's The Post, I've fallen victim to bait and switch again. What starts as a post apocalyptic novel centering around a surviving community veers off towards mystery then jumps ship to be a politically relevant and almost thematically western as a small group of heroes led by our moral compass character sets out to rescue a female in distress and set all wrongs to right.
This book tries t ...more