Reanimated after being bitten, vice cop Derek Burnham and a mysterious woman named Lorelei now possess supernatural abilities and a hunger for human flesh in Dead Market. It seems their reawakening has rewired their DNA. They are neither zombie nor vampire – but something created via genetic rewiring.
When the pair discovers the true purpose behind their affliction – a corporation’s greed to expand its market share into the living dead – they must fight not only their sick compulsions but a multi-billion dollar company hell bent on hooking victims onto a new cutting edge pharmaceutical.
Excerpt: They rode in welcomed silence as they traversed the Cross Town Expressway, the shortest route to the city morgue. Ghost stories of Ybor City haunted Morris, despite his claims that all science fiction, especially the novels Duncan liked, was bullshit. Thoughts of El Chupacabra, a creature which sucks blood, pervaded Duncan’s mindset, contrary to the fact that the creature supposedly hailed from Puerto Rico and preferred goats to humans.
The pounding from the back of the van broke the silence. Morris witnessed the fist clubbing upon the Plexiglas partition.
It happened as Duncan negotiated a hairpin curve, the winding roadway which would serve as an exit off of the Cross Town Expressway. For the EMT’s, the roadway would serve as a final exit.
As the van began to tip, Morris’s last words to a police dispatcher were: “It’s trying to come through the window…”
Whatever Morris was referring to, didn’t make it to the driver’s area. The van had been all too willing to let gravity pull it sideways, to its extreme right, then launch it over a guardrail where it careened down a grassy slope. About thirty seconds later, a passing motorist witnessed flames.