Air: Mortal Choice

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
When the dead rise in Houston, brothers Dave and Chris Thompson find themselves stranded on the top floor of the Liberty Medical Center, with nowhere to run and no help in sight. With Dave’s broken leg making movement impossible and the disintegration of civilization accelerating around them, they have to act fast, or be consumed by the seething horde below. More
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William Esmont currently lives in the desert southwest. He is busy working on his next novel.

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Nancy Allen reviewed on June 2, 2012

Chris goes to see his brother Dave in the hospital. Dave had a motorcycle accident and broke his leg. Upon arriving at the hospital Chris hears the nurse get a call and she tells him to vacate the hall and then she leaves. People all over the United States is getting sick with flu like symptoms. Chris tells Dave that they have to get out of there that being in a hospital is not a good place to be when everyone is getting sick. Chris and Dave witness people attacking and eating each other. Chris and Dave cannot comprehend what they are seeing.

Chris and Dave take off for the roof with a group of people to catch a ride on a helicopter. When the helicopter arrives there is not enough room for everyone. Chris is left on the roof trapped with zombies trying to brake down the door to the roof to get to him. The streets below are swarmed with zombies.

I have to say I was kinda disappointed with Air just a bit. Not with the story itself. I really enjoyed reading Air it was very intriguing. What disappointed me was the fact that I assumed that book 2 of the undead would continue with Megan and Jack's story from Fire but sadly it did not. I still liked Chris in Air though he has the heart of an angel.
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Jason P. Hill reviewed on March 21, 2012

I'm going to have to disagree with Scot Walker's review below. I thought this was a very well-written novelette. True, short sentences were present, but they weren't overused and they did serve to heighten the sense of urgency and suspense throughout the book. Just because a writer doesn't compose a story in a style you prefer, or a style that is unconventional to what most have been taught, doesn't mean it's wrong or even incorrect. It's simply that writer's particular style. All debating aside, I am not typically a big fan of zombie stories but I liked this one a lot. I'm looking forward to reading the first full novel in the series as well as any future books Mr. Esmont chooses to write. Keep up the good work!
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Scot Walker reviewed on Oct. 14, 2011
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I like Zombies but I don't like Esmont[s style. I wish he knew how to write a compound-complex sentence—or even a compound one—or a complex one—or even a basic simple sentence. But no, Esmont writes like this: Nothing. Absolutely. Nothing. That makes me. Want to read. At least not a few paragraphs. Because. Well. You see. The reader's mind. Mine. Specifically. Mine. Has trouble. A lot. Comprehending. Especially. A story. Where the action. Stops. So often. By periods. Esmont, please. Please. Esmont. Read. Perhaps. Reading may enlarge. Probably will enlarge. At least. I hope. Your ability. Your b asic. Writing. Ability.
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