Getting kidnapped by the FBI is pretty low on my list of things I want to do. It’s right up there with meeting terrorist groups and writing their side of the story. Why a successful novelist like me? Turns out I’m a scapegoat for someone with some serious health issues—they’ve contracted the zombie virus.
I’m a zombie killer, killing them as quickly as I can. But I’m only one woman. You’d think being an Immune was great, but no. Ever since the government purposely tried to infect me with the zombie virus, they watch me closely to see if I turn. Not happening.
The FBI wants me to accomplish something big two thousand miles from home. When I arrive in El Paso, Texas after my strenuous drive from Washington, my contact agent, Joseph Connelly, isn’t available. Being tortured by a zombie for two days is an excuse I can accept after saving his ass. These aren’t your Hollywood zombies; not right away. They never get sick, their IQ triples, and their sex appeal? Off the charts. Until they die and resurrect as true horror flick zombies, with brains. Trouble is, some of them have developed a taste for meat—human meat—before they die.
Problem with governments screwing around with our DNA is things never go as planned. When terrorists kidnap my kids, all bets are off, and Agent Connelly agrees. If we don’t save my kids and steal the antivirus without getting killed, the whole world is going to have a really bad day.
Author: Leona Bushman
*Warning: strong language and graphic violence
Praise for Mayhem in Mexico
“Mayhem In Mexico” reads like a fast-paced shoot ’em up action movie!! Strong female lead, lots of fighting, lots of shooting, and a high-powered company trying to take over the government and the world!! And ZOMBIES! What’s not to like?Serena L. Rouge is a mom-writer by day, and a zombie killer at night. We find out, through back story, that Serena’s idyllic neighborhood was exposed to chemicals that caused a zombie outbreak. However, Serena finds herself immune to the virus. The exposure did have some remarkable effects: she’s faster, stronger, and able to tell if someone is carrying the zombie virus.We have The Suits (the two government agents) that recruit Serena. There’s a group of bio-terrorists that want a writer, not a journalist, to write their “Oh, we’re going the world a great favor!! Write how awesome we are!” story. She’s supposed to go into Mexico, break into the company that’s producing the virus, get all the information she can, and get out. So the theory goes.Her children, and their babysitter (a biochemist that helps Serena), get kidnapped while Serena does the long drive to meet up with her contact. Her contact gets gets kidnapped before she can meet up with him, and has to rescue him.This story keeps moving and rolling. It’s chock full of action, wise cracks, shootings, and creative thinking. And ZOMBIES!! Did I mention zombies? Because, yeah. I love how the AIDS virus is used as a government cover-up for the zombie virus.
LJ Bushman! Where is the second book? *paces*
I wasn’t sure if it was the time of day I started this or just me. I found myself a tad confused when I started but the next time I looked up from this story I was at the end of a well told intriguing story that took me on a ride I won’t forget. It was full of action, a strong heroine, suspense and intelligent zombies…yes intelligent zombies. They thought situations out better that some of the suits (government agents), which highly amused me. I never thought I’d want a zombie as a pet but if they were like these smart undead I might not mind it at all. It was left open at the end for a sequel if the author so desires to write one and I for one will be first in line if she does.