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Red Virus

(Zommunist Invasion #1)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Invading troops with a deadly virus.
A young man fighting for his life.
Will flesh-eating monsters run out the clock on America's future?

Northern California, 1985, Former high school quarterback Leo Cecchino sacrificed his dreams his family. Unfulfilled by the daily grind of their ailing farm, he can't help but feel resentment.But he's soon redirecting his smoldering frustra
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published October 1st 2020 (first published September 25th 2020)
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Candy Robosky
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I got a Red Dawn flashback which was okay because I really enjoyed that movie, the original. All-American main characters with with just enough elder knowledge. The teens' issues help meld together the group. I love Noona, a deal spitfire. I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving my honest review . ...more
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clever and original new spin on a zombie series. 'Red Virus' (book #1) introduces insidious Russian powers who have developed a vaccine which gives them immunity from contracting the zombie virus. They have created a zombie apocalypse on purpose with the goal of reigning supreme over the United States.
Excellent beginning to the series - dynamic plot, lots of action, and excellent character development!

Downloaded book #2 - 'Snipers' and look forward to finding out what happens next. = 0 p
Iseult Murphy
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Weaponized zombies in the 1980s!

It’s the height of the Cold War, and the soviets are invading the US with a weaponized zombie virus!
If that isn’t enough to entice you (and honestly, it should), there’s loads of action from a lovely family of apple growers, a badass nonna and a hero with great backstory.
Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Camille Picott has another hit novel. This one is very original and in part goes with the older style Zombies. The kick in this book is that the Russians are the ones who start the Zombie virus and plan to take over the USA. There is continual action along with some great characters. Young love and family devotion is also included. You will really enjoy reading about these young people fighting Zombies and Russians.
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely excellent start to this exciting end of the world with zombies series! Brilliant, set in the 80's, great idea, characters & story! A really enjoyable read! I do strongly recommend this writer's work! Can't wait for the next one!! ...more
James Tracy Wilson
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Red Virus pulls you in

Very reminiscent of one of my all time 80s moves... Red Dawn. But instead of the great Russian threat.... These heroes also face zombies. This was an easy, fun read and it didn't take long to be drawn into a thrilling ride and root for #teamsniper
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Red Virus starts out slow and builds up to all the action letting you get to know the characters before dropping the bomb on you so to speak. When I first started reading Red Virus I kept thinking, well, where are the zombies? Then the Russians attacked, again I was wondering where are the zombies? Then I thought I guess the Russians are the zombies. Yeah, well I was closer than I thought.

The Russians may not be the zombies per se but they did bring the zombie virus with them and released it upo
Jessica Bronder
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It is 1985 in Northern California and we meet the Cecchino family. The family has a small apple farm that they work. One day while everyone goes about their normal lives the Russian’s attack. They arrive on the Grey Hound bus and start shooting people with automatic rifles and dart guns. It is unknown what kind of attack is happening but it’s clear that we are being invaded.

It seems the Russian’s have a plan to stop all communication, turn people into zombies, then invade after the zombies have
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Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Small town America isn't the usual starting point for a zombie invasion, but it works really well in this exciting new story from Camille. Large parts of the story hang on the main characters' intimate knowledge of the town and surrounds.

It took me a while to get all the characters straight, but that's entirely like me and doesn't reflect on the book. They each have their own place in this story and no one felt superfluous.

Unlike the other story of Camille's that I've read, the action doesn't st
Lisa Lewis
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the 80s movies Red Dawn and The Breakfast Club got together and had a baby? Well, it would definitely be something like Red Virus (Zommunist Invasion Book 1)! Red Virus is a fast-paced thriller with heart. The main protagonists, Leo and Dal, have been best friends since childhood. They grew up on neighboring apple farms in Northern California during a time when the Cold War between Russia and the United States was active. However, in the 1980s the thou ...more
David Taylor
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Camille Picott’s latest story, Red Virus, not only has characters who are well developed and, in some cases, likeable and in others somewhat detestable, but is built on a foundation of foreign invasion of America as well as a virus. Kind of like Red Dawn or Tomorrow when the War Began meets Contagion all happening in California’s agricultural area. I sat down to read a couple of chapters in this story, and before I knew it the evening was gone and I had read the entire book.
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Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
Recommend reading.

I read a complimentary advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest review.
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Zombie "old school" love it! Camilla Picott has created another zombieverse as good as her Undead Ultra series. This time the Russians are to blame in a plot to take over the US. I enjoyed this book as it takes me back to movies like Red Dawn and throws in a nasty zombie twist. Picott again has well developed character, some likable and some not so much but they draw you into the story. Looking forward to #2! I did receive a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. ...more
Jill James
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
5 stars for story.
3 stars for editing.
A very good read 4 stars.
Eric Prater
Wahoo! Evil Commies!

I liked this book it's got zombies ( woohoo!) And evil Soviet communists coming to take over california , does it get any better?
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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I enjoyed this book with the throwback 80's setting. The premise of how zombies start and spread is interesting and I got attached to the characters. ...more
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Camille loves to read, write, eat, and run obscene distances. (Not always in that order.) She considers sleep to be highly over-rated.

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