'THE DEATH' TAKES A HOLIDAY . . .
The Hotel Baktun is an exclusive vacation complex that is about to open on the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Owned by a mysterious multi-millionaire businessman, it is shaped like an ancient Mayan pyramid and its halls are lined with rare and expensive artefacts.
For Stacy Keenan, the hotel's new Head of Security, things are already chaotic as the locals continue to put the finishing touches to the festivities while VIPs begin to arrive for the grand opening. When a Russian cruise ship turns along the shore and disgorges its cargo of flesh-eating zombies, the guests and staff soon fragment into various factions as they struggle to withstand the spread of HRV (Human Reanimation Virus).
As the armies of the dead conquer all that stand before them, and the human survivors prepare for a final battle against an unstoppable enemy, a horror even more ancient and terrible is revealed when 'The Death' comes to Paradise . . .
An over the top tale of a deluxe holiday resort in the shape of a Mayan temple overrun by the dead, full of laughs as well as scares - as all the best zombie stories are . . . another treat from the supremely skilled Littlewood. Amidst a sea of derivative zombie fiction, the Zombie Apocalypse series has always stood out as one trying to do something different, and this new volume from Littlewood is a fine continuation. - This is Horror
A great new take on the classic zombie plotline with plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way, as it draws in influences from Mayan culture making for an unusual and surprising take on this tale of survival against the undead. - Starburst
This really is a very different read from Alison Littlewood's more usual folk horror, and you can tell that she had a lot of fun writing it from the sheer joy of her prose . . . An ideal holiday read, although maybe best saved for the flight home. I give Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now a 555/666. - Horror Hothouse