It's the height of the Great Depression and in the heart of the Texas dustbowl something is turning 16-year-old Becky's neighbours into ravenous maniacs hungry for human flesh. To save the town, Becky must form an uneasy alliance with gangster John Dillinger and his band of psychopaths and murderers. But will they be enough to stop the ever-growing legion of infected and the dark force that created them?
Gary Cross is a junior fiction writer who writes primarily in the horror genre. His publications include Borderland (Reed, 2005); Plague of the Undead (Penguin, 2009) and Empire of the Undead (Penguin 2010). The breadth of his appeal is evoked in a review in Tearaway of Plague of the Undead, [It's] a great book for horror, vampire, history and fantasy buffs alike.'