"Anyone familiar with the Holy Bible will know the book is replete with hair-raising prophecies. The book of Revelation, especially, contains imagery that would put zombie director George A. Romero to shame. If anyone didn't know better, a third of the Bible's subject matter focuses on a tumultuous zombie apocalypse that will occur in the last days to rid the earth of humanity.
Thus Zechariah 14:12--Humanity’s Last Stand begins, with not one but three prophecies from the ancient book warning the disobedient that a plague will eat them whole should the people not repent and turn to the Lord. In the words of Zechariah "...their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets and their tongues shall consume away in their mouths."
With that warning, the story springs to life with a mysterious phone call. Kris, an on-call nurse with the local hospital, immediately leaves the house to head for work. Her husband, Len, wakes up later that morning to let the dog out for its start-of-day ritual. That's when the neighbor shows up not looking so good. The dog barks, the neighbor bites, and the story continues at that same breakneck speed.
Right off the bat, we hear of the infected. These evil things eat meat--human meat. And they do nothing but eat human meat. As Kris says later on in the story, "Crazy is the new normal if you haven't noticed."
Not wanting to spoil the story in any way, some of the topics the author covers have to do with all the ordinary subjects we humans have to deal with throughout our daily lives. The only caveat being the intensity by which humans deal with these issues. For instance, betrayal is a hot button in this book. As ordinary humans not having to contend with the apocalypse, we already have a hard time dealing with it. But then add a heavy dose of horror and terror, you've got the making of a real problem. All of a sudden, betrayal can turn nasty rather quickly.
The other sizzling topic the author touches on has to do with the question of whether it would be better taking one's own life or taking a chance by attempting to survive the multiple encounters with the infected. That kind of stuff is what makes this book unique with respect to the study of human behavior based on the challenges of a moral dilemma.
The other thing about this story is its focus with the progressive escalation of action and violence in a deteriorating world. There were times I had to put the book down. If I hadn't done so, I would have lost valuable hours of sleep and the next day it would been a miracle if I got anything done.
Overall Zechariah 14:12--Humanity’s Last Stand is an intense post-apocalyptic tale of survival that a zombie fan would enjoy reading!"