By Darren Sant and Sam Lang
Review by: Rob Walter
Review posted 1/18/2012
This is the second in the Severed Series of short stories from the minds of Darren Sant and Sam Long and published by Trestle Press. My previous review available here: Severed: In the Beginning
The story begins by introducing a new character, Judy Brantwood, who was, pre-Zombie Apocalypse, an employee of Health-Pharm responsible for marketing the EZ-Thin Diet Pills that start the zombie infection. She ends up post-apocalypse meeting up with Zac from Severed, In the Beginning down in Florida.
We then jump back to New York City to Randall Bueller, the former head of Health-Pharm, who is now the dictator of the fortress built around the Helath-Pharm Headquarters to keep the zombies at bay ala’ Night of the Dead.
Then we change to a team of survivors who call themselves the Vindicator Team. They patrol the dead streets of New York dressed as super-heroes. The leader of the team is Rick, aka Kid-Bolt.
I won’t spoil the story for you, but it is well written if somewhat derivative and has a surprising twist at the end. The authors get the reader into the story without using the normal blood, gore and guts.
I recommend this to those looking for a different take on the standard Zombie story and I look forward to the next installment.