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Down the Road

Down the Road: A Zombie Horror Story

Written By:Bowie Ibarra - 2005

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A zombie horror story

From his small apartment in Austin, Texas, George Zaragosa watches in awe as surreal reports of a bizarre plague flood the national news. Until today, his life as a local theater teacher was stable and ordinary, if overshadowed by the unsolved murder of his beautiful fiancée. Now, hearing how those who died from an unstoppable virus are coming back to life in growing numbers, George knows what he has to do: leave everything behind in the city and get home to San Uvalde, just down the road.

It began in New York City, when the dead arose from the hospitals and morgues, attacking the living and pulling them into their growing hordes. State by state, the nation goes into lockdown, whole cities and towns fight for survival, and George must navigate military roadblocks, FEMA camps, and street thugs to make it home. But most of all, his journey down the road will require him to stave off the horrifying creatures hungering for his flesh...


"A violent and relentless tale which pulls no punches, Down the Road will burn itself into your memory... This is pulp zombie fiction at its best. Written by a man who clearly loves the genre, the book is filled with nightmarish images and situations. Ibarra's bloody and visceral description of the disintegration of civilization is not only shocking and disturbing, but also uncomfortably plausible. This is a snapshot of a world gone mad where, free from the restraints of normality, both the living and the dead show their true colours. This is truly the end of the world." —David Moody, author of Hater

"I enjoyed [Down the Road] very much... It's helluva opening shot, and I look forward to more." —Brian Keene, Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Rising and City of the Dead

"Nihilistic, tragic, oversexed and in many ways touching, Bowie Ibarra debuts with a real winner." —John Hubbard, co-author of Wandering Flesh and contributing author in The Undead Zombie Anthology

"I thought [Down the Road] was a great read... I for one am looking forward to Bowie's next book. More zombies please!" —




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