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  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Hodder & Stoughton

The Return Man

V. M. Zito

9 Reviews

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Fiction, Thriller / suspense, Horror & ghost stories, Science fiction

Civilisation's gone... He's stayed to bury the dead.

The outbreak tore the USA in two. The east remains a safe haven. The west has become a ravaged wilderness. They call it the Evacuated States. It is here that Henry Marco makes his living. Hired by grieving relatives, he tracks down the dead to deliver peace. Now Homeland Security wants Marco, for a mission unlike any other. He must return to California, where the apocalypse began. Where a secret is hidden. And where his own tragic past waits to punish him again. But in the wastelands of America, you never know who - or what - is watching you...

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Praise for The Return Man

  • Zito expertly piles on thrills, cliffhangers and numerous twists, investing renewed life into the shambling, clich?-ridden corpse of the zombie subgenre. - Guardian

  • Zito expertly piles on thrills, cliffhangers and numerous twists, investing renewed life into the shambling, clich?-ridden corpse of the zombie subgenre. - Guardian

  • . . . a perfectly balanced layer cake of action and horror . . . This is a stunning debut and matches the feelings I had when I first read the likes of World War Z and Hater . . . you are unlikely to experience a better crafted and adrena

  • Hands down one of the best zombie novels I've read in a long, long time. From first page to last, THE RETURN MAN is an astonishing read. With characters you genuinely give a damn about and a story that'll keep you turning page after page, this is an outstanding debut. - David Moody, author of Autumn

  • Hands down one of the best zombie novels I've read in a long, long time. From first page to last, THE RETURN MAN is an astonishing read. With characters you genuinely give a damn about and a story that'll keep you turning page after page, this is an outstanding debut. - David Moody, author of Autumn

  • Bloody excellent. - Financial Times

  • An overload of thrills, spills and adventure. - Sun

  • A highlight of the subgenre. - Best Horror Novel 2011, drying-ink.blogspot.com

  • A page-turning, action packed, well-crafted debut novel that will take your breath away. Highly recommended. - The Founding Fields

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V. M. Zito

V. M. Zito resides in Connecticut, USA with his wife and daughter. When not writing, he spends his weekdays working as Creative Director at a New England ad agency.

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