The year is 2055, twelve years since the Z43 virus almost destroyed humanity. Civilization is doing its best to return to normalcy, with fortified cities protecting inhabitants from the undead and savages living in the wild outlands beyond the city walls. But the Z43 virus has mutated among the outlanders, creating a race of mutated former humans led by a telepathic maniac bent on destroying humanity. In this third installment of the Dead Kill Series, Dead Kill Book 3: The Ridge of War, horror master Thomas M. Malafarina throws his reluctant hero, investigative reporter Jackson Ridge, into yet another terrifying situation as humanity struggles to survive in a world gone mad.
What Others Are Saying:
"Thomas Malafarina writes with a visual artist’s eye for detail and design and revels in the same exuberant flourishes for violence and tableaus of flesh as Clive Barker, all the while working the clichés and conventions of the horror genre bravely and unabashedly. Though he has created his own King-like milieu in and around his native Schuylkill County (PA), Malafarina shares Lovecraft’s cosmic vision and torment of inner and outer space and he designs philosophically laden set pieces that thoroughly dissect the minutia of man as if he were just another sentient being in a violent and insatiable cosmos (and a clumsy one at that), a doomed soul wracked with mental anguish and ripe for the picking from the evils of the universe, just another chapter in an ancient taxonomy. Tom’s novels continue to grow in scope and ambition – he is a veritable talent to watch (and read)!" — George Andrade – Horror News
"Thomas M. Malafarina is the kind of writer I aspire to be. Like a visionary painter, creates mood in the landscape of dread, strong emotions with characters you care for, and suspense that causes a reader's nails to dig deep into their own legs. Stories cut from a cloth of originality that is Thomas M. Malafarina." — Mark Slade – Nightmare Illustrated Magazine
"Malafarina's vision into a world where zombies are nearly eradicated is fresh and savagely satisfying, making this a must-read." — Keith Rommel – Author of "The Cursed Man"
“By book 3 of the Dead Kill trilogy, Malafarina is doing things with the zombie genre which will make living and undead heads spin.” — Jay Wilburn
Page Count: 196
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Publish Date: May 28, 2018
Imprint: Hellbender Books
FICTION / Horror
FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic