Last Fight of the Valkyries: Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 4
Liam and Victoria get Grandma Marty to the relative safety of Cairo, Illinois. The town has a unique geography in the Midwest: it's surrounded by the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers on three sides. It gives the trio a chance to rest. The next leg of their journey will take them into the heart of the Zombie Apocalypse as they travel back to St. Louis, and learn exactly where the zombie plague is going to take humanity.
Liam and Victoria take a deep breath in a new home after their non-stop battles of escape and rescue in the city of St. Louis. Grandma Marty, exhausted beyond words, finally reaches a place she can rest and recuperate. Cairo, Illinois is the fortified refuge they've been hoping for.
But Liam pledged he would document the destruction of the world. He's inspired to write a tell-all book. It would be his way of recording for the history books who was responsible for creating the zombies and unleashing them upon mankind. To do that, he needs to go back outside the wire of safety.
Liam and Victoria head upriver to the one place they know holds clues to the zombie plague: a deep, dark pit mine. Their plans are complicated by a young woman Liam rescued on his final flight from St. Louis. She wants to accompany them on the journey north. At first she appears harmless, but as they reach the mine, and find who and what's inside, her loyalties become more and more suspect.
Grandma, unsure of her own mental state, believes she's seen the strange girl before. In her dreams.
Books by E.E. Isherwood
Elle is a typical doomsday bunker teenager, at least until she finds a crumbling section of tunnel and discovers a big lie about her world. She craves freedom, even if it means going into the plague-ravaged wasteland outside her home. But once there, she discovers the true threat to her people, and her own future, lies coiled inside the dark tunnels she left behind.
Perth Hopkins was whisked away from the safety of the pony pastures and promised an exciting life on the interstate--where fast cars and post-apocalyptic danger create a high octane mixture. Things are made worse when Perth realizes Jo's destination has nothing to do with a standard courier route, but is somewhere far more lucrative, and possibly suicidal. Once inside the car and on the highway, there is nothing she can do but watch...
Perth Hopkins survived the nuclear fires, but life is tough for the survivors. She drives as a courier on the high-speed highways of Kansas. Torn by the losses she suffered during the war, and excited by the prospect of growing into her own woman, she tries to look forward. When one of the more experienced drivers arrives to help her at a critical time, she finally sees how she might move up to faster cars, and more danger.
Grandma Marty has been taken by those looking to solve the zombie plague. Unfortunately, they've taken every elderly person in the whole city, too. Liam and Victoria take it upon themselves to rescue her. To do so, they have to go back to the one place they'd just spent a week escaping: St. Louis.
Liam and Grandma Marty have reached the relative safety of the suburbs, but new challenges arise. A nearby town has constructed blockades to keep "city folk" from reaching safety over the river, but nothing can stop the horde of zombies behind them. Not the military. Not the armed citizens. And certainly not a 15-year-old boy and his great grandma.
Liam's journey through the Zombie Apocalypse continues. As the zombies break the world, the US Government remains strong, and tries to keep itself together. Like Liam, it also seeks to assign blame for the zombie plague, and it points the finger at anti-government Patriots, dubbed Polar Bears. Liam was told one version of the truth, but in a world where the press is gone, can the truth ever be shared with the survivors? Would they care?
Getting through the zombie apocalypse is hard. It's even harder when you are responsible for your 104-year-old great grandmother. Liam has no interest in the responsibility of caring for her, but he also doesn't want to be the kid that pushes the old lady to her death. He decides the only honorable course of action is the dangerous one--get her to safety.