The story is pretty run of the mill zombie fiction, nothing surprising here. The reasoning behind the plague is incredibly cliché, almost to the point of ludicrous. How the protagonist is linked to the whole zombie conspiracy is rather contrived as are a number of the situations he finds himself involved in.
The author, although a bit wordy, is a skilled writer. His characters are relatively believable, with faults and virtues like any person. The story, although a rehash of many better novels, is still interesting.
Even though the story is a series of overused elements, it is still a tolerably enjoyable read.