The Return Man

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What to expect

The outbreak tore the USA in two. The east remains a safe haven. The west has become a ravaged wilderness. They call it the Evacuated States.

It is here that Henry Marco makes his living. Hired by grieving relatives, he tracks down the dead to deliver peace.

Now Homeland Security wants Marco, for a mission unlike any other. He must return to California, where the apocalypse began. Where a secret is hidden. And where his own tragic past waits to punish him again.

But in the wastelands of America, you never know who – or what – is watching you . . .

(P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton

Critics Review

  • ‘Bloody excellent.’

    Financial Times
  • Zito expertly piles on thrills, cliffhangers and numerous twists, investing renewed life into the shambling, clich√©-ridden corpse of the zombie subgenre.

  • ‘An overload of thrills, spills and adventure.’

  • Hands down one of the best zombie novels I’ve read in a long, long time. From first page to last, THE RETURN MAN is an astonishing read. With characters you genuinely give a damn about and a story that’ll keep you turning page after page, this is an outstanding debut.

    David Moody, author of Autumn
  • ‘In a word: relentless.’

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Contagion meets Mad Max.

    The Times

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