One Hundred and Fifty Million Zombies. Sixty Million Dogs. All of them hungry for warm human flesh. The dead have risen, killing anyone they find. The living know what's caused it-a vicious contagion. But too late to stop it. For now, what remains of society are busy shutting down nuclear reactors and securing chemical plants to prevent runaway reactions in both. There's little time for anything else. Failed comic book artist Rick Nuttman and his family have joined thousands of other desperate people in trying to find a haven from the madness. Perhaps refuge can be found in the village of Sparta or maybe there is salvation in The City of Ruth, a community raised from the ashes of Carolina. In the low country below the hills, a monster named Danger Man changes everything. While watching over it all, the mysterious figure of BC, moving his gigantic canine pack westward, into lands where survivors think they are safe and always, the mindless hordes neither living nor dead, waiting only to destroy. There will be a reckoning.
"This guy James Robert Smith can write! Not since Philip K. Dick have I a read an author who so convincingly paints the social milieu of his story s world. From the very first page I felt eerily and alarmingly at home in James Robert Smith s The Living End. Every detail is masterfully rendered on the page. Plus, he gives us zombies. And dogs! I loved The Living End. Bravo, James Robert Smith! Your book blew me away." - Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Apocalypse of the Dead
James Robert Smith lives with his wife, son, and two requisite cats near Charlotte, NC.
He has made more than sixty short story sales, has had his comic scripts published by Marvel Comics, Kitchen Sink, Spyderbabies Grafix, and others. He is co-editor of the Arkham House anthology, Evermore. The Flock is his first novel.