When a man suffering from a rare disease receives a debilitating head injury, the treatment given him mutates his affliction into a highly contagious virus. As the disease spreads, it first kills its victims and then reanimates them into beings that are compelled to eat raveusly and crave human flesh. In Clearwater, Florida, Steve Wendell is following the stories of people attacking each other but is unaware of the severity of the situation. When Heather Johansen, a Sheriff's Deputy who is interested in Steve as more than a friend, tells him the real story of cities being overrun by the dead, he makes plans to barricade himself in the fifteen story bank building where the radio station he manages has its suite of offices. As the dead rise to challenge the living for control of the earth, Steve locks himself in with Heather and eight others. The group continues to broadcast live as the dead surround their redoubt and search for a way in. Coming across a ten year-old girl that is immune to the disease, the group tries to find a way to transport her across a land filled with the flesh-eating dead to a government facility where she can be studied and a cure found.
Jon Schafer (Born February 21st, 1965) is an artist, a writer and used to design amusement parks, casinos and family entertainment centers as well as owning his own architectural design firm. He loves to write and has traveled around the world so he uses a lot of his life's experience in the background of his books. He served in the Marine Corps and, while he would never do it again in a million years, cherishes every minute and memory of that time. His first book, Dead Air, is number one of a four book Zombie apocalypse series, with book two, Dead Calm, also on sale. Dead Weight, book three of The Dead Series, is in production and will be out soon. His other book, Immigrant Song, takes a hard look at illegal immigration but with a twist. He is a Master Diver and Dive Master through PADI, so to be near some of the best diving in the world he currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. When you finish one of his books, please rate and review it. He relies on his readers to tell him how they liked his work and doesn't have family and friends flesh out his reviews.