Ink is a taut tale infusing elements of self-reliance, romance, friendship, bureaucracy, hope and despair against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. It features something for readers of every kind, from those who enjoy reading about governmental inner-workings to those seeking the majestic beauty of Montana to those that enjoy the bloody terror of zombie fiction. More
Hollywood would have the world believe that every time a zombie apocalypse occurs, it is the result of a military experiment gone awry or from the widespread ingestion of tainted food by an unsuspecting populace. This time, that couldn’t be further from the truth. This time, the apocalypse was started by the CDC in an attempt to eradicate a previously-unknown virus known and it was disseminated to a nation clamoring for every last dose of the vaccine.
On one side of the country, it begins with a dream. Alone on the sandy beaches of Hawaii Blake Kox experiences what the natives call moe’uhane, a visit from a spirit meant to warn of impending danger.
On the other side of the country, it begins with a case of the newly identified Fowl Flu. As incidents of the new disease spring up along the Florida panhandle Victor Hobbes, Special Consultant to the CDC, is called on to handle the crisis before it grips the country in outbreak.
From their posts as a law student in Montana and as a ranking government official in Atlanta, Blake and Hobbes are forced to take their first uncertain steps through a world at the inception of apocalypse. For Blake that means attempting to work his way across the rugged Montana landscape, past burning cities, roadblocks, sinister humans and marauding zombies to the safety of home. For Hobbes it means facing off with a hostile administration, a self-defeating lab director and a country that is actively slipping into anarchy around them.