Inbreak is a zombie-thriller crafted to provide thrills on every page. Plot twists, mystery and character death tie together an unpredictable story of action and suspense. Did I mention there were exploding zombies?
TRY THIS DELICIOUS SAMPLE: “Help!”
I turned around, trying to discern the source. “Help!”
From my position, I could see their backyard. There was a woman in the backyard laying a pool of blood. She was crushed under a piece of rubble. “What-” said The Keeper, reading my expression, but there was no time. I ran past him, downstairs, and emerged out the back. The Keeper followed, and the two of us emerged in backyard that would be welcoming if not for the woman bleeding out on the ground.
We both gasped and ran to help her. “Help!” she said, her voice hoarse and raspy. “Help!”
The Keeper struggled against the massive piece of rubble. It was pinning her legs to the ground. Her chest was heaving up and down, her black hair sprawled around her plump face. I knelt beside her, checking her pulse, feeling her heartbeat. The signs were not good: she was going to die.
The Keeper grunted and strained himself against the rubble, but no avail. The woman’s cries died down as she saw me, and then croaked, “run”.
I looked at The Keeper. “Don’t talk like that, ma’am, we’ll have you out of here in a-”
“RUN!!” she yelled, her hands grasping the ground, pulling up the grass all around her. “RUN!!” she was hysterical.
“Calm down, we’ll- we’ll get you out of here,” I said, lying through my teeth.
“RUN!!” she screamed again, and then craned her neck, revealing two bloody holes dented into her neck. A trail of blood ran down each mark. She’d been bitten by a vampire zombie and nearly sucked dry. For some reason, they had left just enough blood in her to keep her alive.
“It’s okay,” said The Keeper, “I was bit too. All it does is poison you for a few minutes, and then you’re fine.”
She looked at me. “It’s worse,” she coughed. I saw blood drip from her mouth. “Too much poison in your blood, too much!” she ranted. “Too much! It goes to your head! It makes you-”
She’d been sitting up to talk to me, but now she collapsed. Her eyes closed, and she spat with a scowl: “bait.”
I felt her heartbeat. It had stopped. “She’s dead,” I whispered.
And then I saw a flash from the corner of my eye. Something was watching from the roof, and it had disappeared as soon as I noticed it. “Do you-” I started, but The Keeper nodded. “Vampire zombie. We’re in trouble,” he said.
“We’ve both killed one before,” I said. “And we know how to kill it. If the two of us work together, we might be able to-”
Another flash. It wasn’t from the same vampire zombie. Two of them were running around us, darting from place to place, appearing and disappearing. I saw their fangs and rubbery faces for only a second before they disappeared around a fence, or behind the house, or even somewhere around us.
Then, we both saw the third flash. It came from behind us, then stopped. We both turned around and saw a vampire zombie staring at us, its mouth twisted into a smile."