Zombies vs Polar Bears: Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 5
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?
After what Liam and Victoria found in the pit mine, and after more clues are offered by his own father, Liam redoubles his effort to track down the party or parties responsible for releasing the plague upon the world. Yes, he wants to write them into the proper place when he pens his history book, but first he wants to find the cure he's sure they'd have. All the local radio chatter suggests his best bet to find someone in charge will be the large municipal park just outside downtown St. Louis.
The city's central location and defensible rivers make it an ideal base for any group that can gain control of it. The Patriots who rose to protest the government before America collapsed see an opportunity to take it for themselves. They carry their polar bear flags into the teeth of the zombie hordes in an attempt to capitalize on anarchy. But they aren't the only ones with an eye on that city. Some have been planning to take it for a very long time...
Meanwhile, Grandma Marty remains in Cairo, Illinois. She is plagued with strange dreams by night, and afraid of what she hears over the great defensive levees of the town by day.
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 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.
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.