“John Palisano crashes the zombie apocalypse genre
into dystopian fiction as high speeds.
Clever, brutal and highly entertaining.”
–Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fall of Night
Nobody tells a story the way John Palisano does,
and there’s never been a zombie book like DUST OF THE DEAD.
Like all of John’s work, it’s horrifying, blackly funny, rich in pathos, and thoroughly original,
and it’s also one of the best L.A.-based horror novels ever written. DUST OF THE DEAD rocks!
– Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: WASHINGTON DECEASED
“With DUST OF THE DEAD, his second novel, John Palisano has carried
through on the promise he showed us in his fantastic debut, NERVES.
DUST OF THE DEAD is a pressure cooker of a thriller, a masterwork
of world building, and a genuinely and refreshingly unique spin on the zombie genre,
but above all, it is a beautiful dance on the line between life and death,
showing us just how vague that line can be.
The new generation of horror writers is just now harvesting its full potential,
and John Palisano is fast emerging as one of its leading voices.
He delivers the goods, plain and simple.
If you’re new to the John Palisano party, jump right in.
You’re going to love the thrill ride he’s made for you!”
-Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dead City and St. Rage
DUST OF THE DEAD
a novel by John Palisano
Reboot the apocalypse!
For a while, it looked like the living had won.
The war against the walking dead lasted almost a decade, but it’s mostly over.
There are only a few straggling zombies left to take care of.
Los Angeles has returned to its lattes and long commutes.
It’s up to a small Reclamation Crew to clean up the Zoms left behind.
But when the undead dry up, their skin turns to dust.
Now the hot Santa Ana winds deliver a new threat…
because the Zoms were only the beginning of something far worse.
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