Transport by Peter Welmerink

Series: Transport #1
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Source: I received an e-copy for review
The HURON, a 72-ton heavy transport vehicle and an army of four; tracked, racked and ready to roll, to serve and protect the walled metropolis of Grand Rapids-both her living and her undead. Captain Jacob Billet and his crew patrol the byways, ready for trouble. William Lettner, the North Shore Coalition High Commissioner, has enemies from the mainland to the lakeshore and needs to be covertly transported home after his helicopter is shot down en route to Grand Rapids. He has no love for a city that give unliving civilians the right to survive. Lettner's venomous outbursts assaults Billet and his crew along every mile travelled as they are assigned to safely bring him through the treacherous landscape outside the city back to his hometown. The HURON and her crew will have to face domesticated zombies and the feral undead; marauders holding strategic chokepoints hostage; barricaded villages fighting for survival, and a group of geneticists who've lost control of one of their monstrous experiments if they want to complete their mission. The crew will need to stay strong and trust one another in order to finish the mission and bring their "precious" cargo home, even knowing, all the while, the terrible deeds Lettner has done. Travelling through West Michigan was never so dangerous
I am a sucker or a good zombie novel and unfortunately they are not easy to find. Transport however is one  I enjoyed very much. I loved the entire concept of this story and loved the execution even more. 

In Transport there is a spit between the people who think the zombies shoud be eradicated and the people who think they should be kept "alive" just in case there will ever be a "cure" for there situation. Captain Billet and his crew take care to protect both the living and the undead. They are organized and good at what they do. There is not a lot of background on these guys yet, but I hope that, since this is the first book in a series we will get to know these guys better. I particularly like the fact they work so wel together, I'm just not a fan of disfunctional groups. They have to transport Lettner back to his hometown. Lettner who is not a very enjoyable person has made some enemies over time and his cockyness is helping Billet and his team to make this an easy mission. In fact I do not know of many zombie novels where the villain is actually human especially one like this.

Transport was a fast and enjoyabe read. I read in one sit. It is action packed and just makes it quite difficult to put the book down. 

My rate: 4/5

About the author: Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT is his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.
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