This is the story of a world set in the future. Water is seriously contaminated and food heavily genetically modified. An intrepid submarine crew are tasked to go on a search and rescue in an uncharted region. They are assigned five new crew members to help them in this task. There is hostility on both sides and neither crew trust each other. Soon it becomes obvious that the trip is doomed and everyone has their own hidden agenda....
in a submarine that spends most of the novel underwater, the
claustrophobia and paranoia were very evident and tangible. It was a
zombie novel essentially but the zombie action didn't come in until very
nearly the end. The first three quarters of the book were getting
to know the characters and their various agendas. I loved the dynamics
of the two crews open hostility towards each other, until the end when
they had no choice but work together towards a common goal. The action
was slow paced to begin with but that was alright because it gave me
time to sort out the characters and who was who before it then took off,
and boy did it take off! The last quarter of the book was relentless
and left me gasping at the explosive ending. I recommend this for zombie
lovers and non lovers alike as the zombies are somewhat secondary to
the rest of the story.
I really enjoyed Z Boat, this is a highly Recommended novel!