The Zombie Game (The Dr. Scott James Thriller – 2) by Glenn Shepard
(Excerpt from Goodreads) ISIS terrorists are plotting to kill the Pope during his visit to America.
The plan: Hijack a hospital ship in Haiti, convert it to a missile launcher, and cruise into Miami Harbor, unnoticed.
Their only obstacle: Dr. Scott James is a volunteer on the ship, and he’s recruited a squad of Haitian zombies to stop the attack. But nothing adds up … until the last seven minutes.
“The Zombie Game” has it all … twists, turns, and tons of action. Ben Lieberman, best selling author of “Odd Jobs” and “The Carnage Account.”
MEET JAKJAK, DEAD MAN
Jacques Jacobo, “Jakjak,” is the Haitian Finance Minister’s personal bodyguard. He’s just taken two bullets in the chest trying to stop an assassination attempt on his boss.
DR. SCOTT JAMES, TARGET
Dr. Scott James is a volunteer surgeon on a hospital ship anchored off the coast of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. He’s got his share of personal demons.
OMAR FAROK, MASTERMIND
Omar Farok wants to rule ISIS, and the world. He’s just taken over the hospital ship and converted it into a launch platform for a nuclear strike on Miami.
SANFIA, VODOUN BOKOR
Sanfia is the most powerful Vodoun priestess in Haiti. Omar Farok will pay her big money to turn Dr. James into a zombie.
ELIZABETH, THE WILDCARD
Beautiful Elizabeth is one of the most notorious freelance operatives in the world. She’s come to Haiti to defuse the bomb.
“She shook her head. ‘We’re both on the lam, Scott. After what happened in North Carolina, the CIA thinks you’re a cowboy. And believe me, the Haitians are pissed about us giving them the slip at the airport. They’ll throw us in jail. Let’s go it alone for a while, at least until we know what’s going on.’”
ISIS is planning on dropping a missile on the Pope while he is visiting Miami. The key to the plan is to steal a medical ship, Ana Brigette to create an army of zombies. But what they didn’t count on was Dr. Scott James to be on that ship. After an earthquake hit Haiti, Scott is there trying to help the people of Haiti. Scott is going to do whatever he can to keep the assassination from happening.
Dr. Scott James is a plastic surgeon trying to help the earthquake survivors. But there is more to the eye with this guy. He has no problem killing those that have it coming and I love that about main characters. I admit that when I see Zombie in the title I’m thinking the classic walking dead out for brains but these zombies work for the story.
There is lots of action and a good mystery that didn’t really add up until the end. Although this book is a sequel I had no problem following along. I have not read Not For Profit, but after reading The Zombie Game I will definitely be adding it to my read list.
If you are looking for a great thriller make sure to check out The Zombie Game.
I received The Zombie Game for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.