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The Post

The Post
by Kevin A. Munoz
Genre: Dystopian Thriller
Ten years after the world’s oil went sour and a pandemic killed most of
the population, Sam Edison is the chief of police of The Little Five,
a walled-in community near Atlanta, Georgia. Those who survived share
the world with what are known as hollow-heads: creatures who are no
longer fully human.
A man and a pregnant teenager arrive at the gate and are welcomed into
the town. They begin to settle in when suddenly both are murdered by
an unknown assailant. In the course of investigation, Chief Edison
discovers that the girl was fleeing a life of sexual slavery, and
that some members of the Atlanta community were complicit in the
human trafficking network that had ensnared her.
In retaliation for Edison’s discoveries, agents of the network abduct
the stepdaughter of the town’s mayor. Chief Edison and three
companions track the kidnappers to Athens, Georgia, where they
discover that the entire city is engaged in human trafficking. By the
time Edison has recovered the kidnapped girl, the other three
rescuers have been killed, leaving Edison alone to bring the mayor’s
stepdaughter home while evading both human and non-human monsters.
Against such great odds, will Sam ever make it to Little Five alive?
Kevin Muñoz grew up just outside of Philadelphia. After wandering across
the country for a few years, he received a PhD from Emory University
in 2008. A little later, he decided to leave the academic life behind
to pursue his first passion: writing. He has lived in seven U.S.
states over the years, observing and adopting each new place as
settings and inspiration for his fiction. He spent fifteen years in
Georgia, where the seeds of THE POST were planted. He now lives near
Seattle with his two beagle traveling companions.
My Review
4 Stars

Ten years earlier something happened to the world’s oil supply and things started going bad. On top of that a virus was released that turned ninety percent of the world’s population into mindless cannibalistic humans, kind of similar to zombies that are called Hollow Heads. The story starts in a little community called Little Five. Sam Edison is the local police chief that keeps things running but is constantly plagued by the loss of her wife and daughter.

One day a man shows up with a pregnant teenager. He is just planning on leaving the girl when both end up killed. To cover it up, a local community gets taken over by the hollow heads. This becomes the distraction needed to kidnap the step daughter of the mayor of Little Five. Sam is upset about the whole mess and agrees to go find the missing girl.

Sam is a former Coast Guard captain and has become the police chief of Little Five. Although I understand her wanting to maintain the peace it does get a little annoying that she is still living with these outdated morals in the new world. Although some of her behavior just irritated me anyway.

Sam is quick to learn that the horrible behaviors of pre dystopian society are still running strong in this new world. The teenager was a sex slave and there is a whole market for the trafficking of girls. Sam is going to have her hands full if she manages to get the girl and it will be worse to get her home.

This is a very good dystopian/zombie story. It’s been ten years so everyone is doing what they can to survive and you have an area that has a couple communities of survivors. There is a fresh take on zombies which I really liked. If you like zombie stories I think you should check this book out.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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