Book Review: Necropolis Now (Zombie Ascension Book 1) by Vincenzo Bilof


Detroit has become a war zone. Slow, shambling corpses feast upon the living while fire consumes the city. Amparo Vega, a haunted mercenary, fights through streets that are choked with the dead. Her mission: extract the legendary soldier, Jim Traverse, who holds the terrifying secret behind the zombie epidemic.

While the bullets fly, Traverse befriends a group of survivors whose fates are forever linked to his: an infamous arms dealer, a young lawyer, and a former detective struggle against the zombies together.

Can Vega’s elite cadre of mercenaries find Traverse before the epidemic becomes global?


The hunt of a serial killer takes an unexpected turn as he is found and caught but after he is committed to a mental asylum a strange series of events leads to multiple deaths and riots. A group of elite soldiers are deployed to retrieve the committed killer but there’s more going on than anyone is saying.

I’m not a huge fan of zombie books, but this one had plot, characterisation and substance. Told from multiple points of view, the story converges. The characters have enough depth for you to care about them, they are flawed but charismatic. Not a book for those who can’t tolerate gore but this apocalyptic thriller is worth reading even if you have never read a zombie book before.

This is the first part of a series but a compelling read and I hope to read the sequel as soon as I can.

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