A taut, well-plotted thriller with a compelling lead character."
KIRKUS Reviews, Aug 2013.
Ever beat an opponent at their own game?
Feels good, doesn't it.
Lambert Greene must transform himself from dedicated family man into a cunning chameleon, adapting and surviving as he confronts the worst of civilization. He's in over his head, and he know it--but he can't turn back. In the most hostile place on Earth, he'll learn that trust is the most valuable commodity.
His survival plan: repel all adversaries with their rules, then destroy them with his.
Who's who in this Zoo?
LAMBERT GREENE---The main protagonist; mid-40s, wife, two kids, dog named Harley. He finds and fights his way through the likes of characters such as:
BOSSMAN---When the word villain begins with a "B".
SUPER---a.k.a the Supervisor. Built like wide, dangerous toad. Runs Outpost Spartan like he's on borrowed time.
ELLIOT (the Untouchable)---The ultimate survivor. Thinks two steps ahead of everyone else. Speaks through actions, not words.
GALACTUS-- Large, stocky man-mountain; equally big thirst for rock music. Has a face like a camel in a high-speed centrifuge.
MANDELA---A dude as wild as his long blond hair. Gives a damn about...nothing.
TRIPLE-B (big black bastard)---Self-named to help fuel a perpetual simmering anger. Cross him, and if you live your nickname might become "Lefty" or "Hopalong."
BEAST---Ex-Russian Army. Equal parts lazy and crazy. Thinks he's a celebrity because his mother was a USSR-era model; one of the hefty, scarf-clad oxen filmed in a cabbage queue at a collective farm market.
And a cast of minor players, including: Dieter Baltazar, Ankor Cabell, Charlie Tuna, Vegemite, Grey-suit Man, Vladimir Claymore, Death Wish, and more.