Chaos by John O'Brien
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
John O'Brien has found a way to meld military knowledge and jargon into a story that anybody can pick up. Yes, A New World: Chaos does go into technical explanation at times, however, that has to be seen as the strength to this series. So often, the military are either depicted as villains, or they are glossed over and ignored due to the lack of in depth knowledge a writer has on the subject.
Jack is not an "every man". He is a bona fide hero. He has a military past and history that puts him ahead of the game. His experience is needed to save those around him and he uses it. For once, we get a guy with "MacGiver" skills that are actually believable.
The zombies are O'Brien's own construct and they do not behave in typical fashion which makes this an even bigger thrill. If you want a series that takes the action fast and furious, this is your book. And perhaps keep it handy. It might make a great survival guide should the 2012 fanatics be right.