Monday, May 17, 2010

PLAY DEAD by Ryan Brown

Tell me this doesn't look like a good book!  I heard about this book from Murder by the Book here in Houston and the cover looks great.

Ryan Brown, a fresh new voice in thriller fiction with a supernatural edge, delivers a riveting novel featuring zombies bent on revenge in a football-obsessed Texas town.

For the first time in Killington High School history, the Jackrabbits football team is one win away from the district championship game, where they will take on their most vicious rival, the Elmwood Heights Badgers. But on game day, bad-boy star quarterback, Cole Logan, is brutally attacked by three masked men. With the stakes so high, Cole is determined to play despite his injuries, but his coach refuses to allow it. That night on the way to the game the Jackrabbits’ bus crashes, killing all of Cole’s teammates. When he learns the steroid-crazed Badgers are responsible, he is bent on payback, and turns to a mysterious fan skilled in black magic to resurrect the team. But even in the spirit world there are hitches. The Jackrabbits are brought back to life, but unless they win the final game against their murderous rival, the team is destined for hell. In a desperate race against time, Cole must lead his zombie team to victory…or risk their eternal damnation and violent consequences for everyone in town.

With a fast-paced plot that twists, turns and shocks, vibrant characters who pack an emotional punch, and plenty of dark humor, PLAY DEAD is a compulsively readable thriller that reflects the national obsession with football and the growing fascination with the undead.

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  1. agggh! I can't read books about zombies, I'm truly paranoid with that subject. The only one I will read is from Carrie Ryan but this one sounds really good and interesting.. I might give it a try.

  2. Cynthia: LOL I haven't read many books about zombies but this one came highly recommended and hi football and dead dudes sounds like a win to me :)