When a viral outbreak hits Toronto, Denny Collins and his best friend Thom Washington find themselves trapped over 100 km from Denny’s home in a town called Pontypool, where his wife and daughter remain. As the streets begin to teem with violence, they must first find safety, then find a way out of the now deadly metropolis. More
Welcome to Bill Howard's 10 Minutes From Home: Episodes 5 - 8. A post-apocalyptic love story, focusing on one man's journey through a world of the undead.
This is five, six, seven, and eight of the eight part series.
Here's the synopsis:
After securing the survivors from the Bramford Apartments, Denny heads off on his own to make up some time on his journey home. After meeting up with a new acquaintance the travelers come across a unique place that sheds more light on the extent of the infection.
After escaping the horrors of the zoo and reuniting with Thom and Clive, the newly formed group continues their journey. A family with a very unique situation is encountered and Thom faces a reality that may test his sanity even further.
The journey gets bloodier as the group runs into hordes of the infected in a suburban neighborhood. Thom must make some drastic decisions when the survivors encounter a military camp. But does the camp provide safety, or just another hurdle delaying Denny’s expedition home?
After making a horrifying discovery, Denny faces an uncertain future. With the military closing in and infected swarming the countryside, Denny reaches the end of one journey and the possibility of the beginning of another, if he survives at all.
"Bill Howard's 10 Minutes from Home might start out like a standard apocalyptic zombie novel, with scenes that could be taken straight out of a Romero script, but it slowly unfolds into a well narrated love story about one of the most harrowing experiences a couple might have to face. Bonus for those of you located in Ontario: there are plenty of references to genre hot spots, such as the town of Pontypool and Toronto's Bloor Cinema." Jessa Sobczuk – Rue Morgue Magazine
“Heartbreaking and soulful, 10 Minutes from Home is one gut-wrenching read I will not forget. This is one meta-cool book!" - John Palisano, author of NERVES
“A purely cinematic, heart-pounding and thrilling story.” – Susan Curran, Director of Marketing, Anchor Bay Canada
“Folks, you need to read this book! Bill is an amazing writer and what he has forged here is a zombie lovers must have. George A. Romero himself could not have penned a better zombie tale! Check it out! Great job Bill!” – Brad Mavin – Proo(f) Paranormal
“So many things I never saw coming, a definite adrenaline rush while reading! I felt myself reading faster as the pace picked up. This is a book I would read over and over again.” – Paul Silliphant – Proo(f) Paranormal