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"a strange and brilliant cast of characters"

Capt. Andrea Walker, leader of the Zero Dogs, has more than a zombie upheaval on her hands. She had the assigned "fixer" for her new client to contend with - all 200+ yummy lbs. of him. Plus her usual crew of misfits: a werewolf, a vampire, a demon, a summoner whose pets did NOT come from a pet shop anywhere in our galaxy, and a succubus. Not to mention that Capt. Walker is a firethrower. Hmmm.

Deep in bills and having totally screwed up their last job, the Zero Dogs are hungry. Maybe that's why Andrea takes the offered job of doing in a necromancer who has a whole herd of Zombies at his disposal, and is poised to take over the Jello market.

Like the two above paragraphs, Zero Dog War is a strange and brilliant group of folks. Or whatever they are, they ARE strange and occasionally brilliant. Andrea tries to keep her thoughts on the mission but the "fixer" keeps popping up in them. Is she finally due to fall in love and be loved back? Will the Zombies all become Zero Dogs? You have got to get this hilarious book and find out!

Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted February 11, 2011

SUMMARY

The first bullet is always free. After that, you gotta pay.

After accidentally blowing up both a client facility and a cushy city contract in the same day, pyromancer and mercenary captain Andrea Walker is scrambling to save her Zero Dogs. A team including (but not limited to) a sexually repressed succubus, a werewolf with a thing for health food, a sarcastic tank driver/aspiring romance novelist, a three-hundred-pound calico cat, and a massive demon who really loves to blow stuff up.

With the bankruptcy vultures circling, Homeland Security throws her a high-paying, short-term contract even the Zero Dogs can’t screw up: destroy a capitalist necromancer bent on dominating the gelatin industry with an all-zombie workforce. The catch? She has to take on Special Forces Captain Jake Sanders, a man who threatens both the existence of the team and Andrea’s deliberate avoidance of romantic entanglements.

As Andrea strains to hold her dysfunctional team together long enough to derail the corporate zombie apocalypse, the prospect of getting her heart run over by a tank tread is the least of her worries. The government never does anything without an ulterior motive. Jake could be the key to success…or just another bad day at the office for the Zeroes.

Product Warnings Contains explicit language, intense action and violence, rampaging zombie hordes, a heroine with an attitude and flamethrower, Special Forces commandos, ninjas, apocalyptic necromancer capitalist machinations, absurd parody and mayhem, self-deluded humor, irreverence, geek humor, mutant cats, low-brow comedy, and banana-kiwi-flavored gelatin.

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The Zero Dog War
(Zero Dog Missions: Book 1)
by Keith Melton

Samhain Publishing
February 1, 2011
Available: February 15, 2011
ISBN #1609283643
EAN #9781609283643
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