Under a Graveyard Sky

Baen Publishing Enterprises
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Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines.

When an airborne _zombieÓ plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

For it is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived under a graveyard sky.

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_. . .the thinking readers zombie novel. . .Ringo fleshes out his theme with convincing detailsãthe proceedings become oddly plausible.Ó¾Publishers Weekly_If you think the zombie apocalypse will never happen, if youve never been afraid of zombies, you may change your mind after reading Under a Graveyard Sky. . .Events build slowly in the book at the outset, but you cant stop reading because its like watching a train wreck in slow motion: inexorable and horrible. And the zombie apocalypse in these pages is so fascinating that you cant stop flipping pages to see what happens next.Ó¾Bookhound
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 NEW NOVEL IN JOHN RINGO'S BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES
From his corner office on the forty-fourth floor of the Bank of the Americas tower on Wall Street, Tom Smith, global managing director for security, could see the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park—and a ravening zombie horde.

Officially, Smith was paid to preserve the lives and fortunes of employees, billionaires, and other clients. And with an implacable virus that turned the infected into ravenous zombies tearing through the city, the country, and the world, his job just got a lot harder.

Good thing Smith, late of the Australian special forces, isn’t a man to give up easily. But saving civilization is going to take more than the traditional banking toolbox of lawyers, guns, and money. Smith needs infected human spinal tissue to formulate a vaccine—and he needs it by the truckload. To get it, he will have to forge a shady alliance with both the politicians of the City of New York and some of its less savory entrepreneurs.

But all of his back-alley dealing may amount to nothing if he can’t stave off the fast-moving disease as it sweeps across the planet, leaving billions dead in its wake. And if he fails, his only fallback is an incomplete plan to move enough personnel to safe havens and prepare to restart civilization.

What’s more, there are others who have similar plans—and believe it or not, they’re even less charitable than a Wall Street investment banker. Sooner or later Smith will have to deal with them.

But first he has to survive the Fall.

A New Novel in John Ringo’s best-selling Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series.

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About Black Tide Rising:
“. . . an entertaining batch of . . . action-packed tales. Certainly, fans of Ringo’s particular brand of action-adventure will be pleased.”—Booklist

"This anthology broadens Ringo’s Black Tide world, serving up doses of humanity amid the ravenous afflicted. Comedy has a place in this harsh reality, and these stories stir adventure and emotion at a frantic clip throughout. Zombie fiction fans will be thrilled."—Library Journal

About the Black Tide Rising Series:
“Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he's using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series.”—Booklist

About Under a Graveyard Sky:
“Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking reader’s zombie novel.”—Publishers Weekly

About John Ringo:
“[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.”—Library Journal

“. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.”—Publishers Weekly

“. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.”—Booklist

“Crackerjack storytelling.”—Starlog

BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES:
Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Rage and Hope
Strands of Sorrow
Black Tide Rising
BOOK 4 AND CONCLUSION OF THE BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. Sequel to Islands of Rage and Hope, To Sail a Darkling Sea, and Under a Graveyard Sky. A hardened group of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization.

With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race. Banding together with what remains of the U.S. Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, not only plans to survive¾he plans to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America.

Smith's teenage daughters have become zombie hunters of unparalleled skill, both at land and on the sea, and they may hold the key to the rebirth of civilization on a devastated planet.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

About the Black Tide Rising Series:
"Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, hes using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series."¾Booklist

About Under a Graveyard Sky:
_Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking readers zombie novel.Ó¾Publishers Weekly

About John Ringo:
_[Ringos work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.Ó ¾Library Journal

_. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringos lively narrative and flavorful characters.Ó ¾Publishers Weekly

_. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.Ó ¾Booklist

_Crackerjack storytelling.Ó ¾Starlog

BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES:
Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Hope and Rage
Strands of Sorrow
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Baen Publishing Enterprises
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Sep 3, 2013
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384
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ISBN
9781625791887
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English
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A World Cloaked in Darkness

With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag_tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away.

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At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

About John Ringo:

_[Ringos work is] peopled with three dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse."¾Library Journal

_. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringos lively narrative and flavorful characters.Ó ¾Publishers Weekly

_. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.Ó ¾Booklist

_Crackerjack storytelling.Ó ¾Starlog

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BOOK 3 IN THE BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. Sequel to To Sail a Darkling Sea and Under a Graveyard Sky.

With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race. Banding together with what remains of the U.S. Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, not only plans to survive¾he plans to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America.

The next step: produce a vaccine. But for do that, Wolf Squadron forces led by Smiths terrifyingly precocious daughters Sophia and Faith must venture into a sea of the infected to obtain and secure the needed materials. And if some of the rescued survivors turn out to be more than they seem, Smith just might be able to pull off his plan.

Once more, exhausted and redlining Wolf Squadron forces must throw themselves into battle, scouring the islands of the Atlantic for civilization's last hope.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

About the Black Tide Rising Series:
"Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, hes using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series."¾Booklist

About Under a Graveyard Sky:
_Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking readers zombie novel.Ó¾Publishers Weekly

About John Ringo:
_[Ringos work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.Ó ¾Library Journal

_. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringos lively narrative and flavorful characters.Ó ¾Publishers Weekly

_. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.Ó ¾Booklist

_Crackerjack storytelling.Ó ¾Starlog

BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES:
Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Hope and Rage
Strands of Sorrow (upcoming)
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