Bianca D'Arc~~4 1/2 and 5 Star Reviews
Dr. Sandra McCormick knew she was in a pickle of bigger proportions than even she could imagine. One day she was part of a team of scientists working on an experimental procedure to promote super healing. The next thing, she's on night duty at the morgue with the dead soldiers who had given their bodies to science and had been injected with the serum to try and cure them, but to no avail. Those soldiers had turned into zombies, had come after her and Dr. McCormick panicked, left the doors to the lab open and let the first set of zombies out into the public. She had been working on a cure on her own ever since, but in her mind there was no atonement for what she had done, and she had told no one. Now she had been recruited by the military to help find a cure for the zombie problem, while, at the same time, one of the original team doctors was trying to get her to work with him to create more zombies.
A Darker Shade of Dead is an action thriller from start to finish. It's part of a continuation series but stands well alone. The reader won't get lost at all with the storyline if you haven't read the first book; the author very skillfully brings the reader up‑to‑par in just a few short chapters. The love that develops between the soldier and the doctor is rather predictable, and the doctor's constant agonizing over her secret gets a little irritating after awhile, but as gruesome as zombies are, this is one love story that works.