By Michael Thomas Ford
The First Rule of Torching: Cleanse with hearth.
Josh is via a long way the simplest zombie Torcher around—at least, he's in his virtual-reality zombie-hunting online game. Josh has speedy risen during the participant ranks, hoping on the ability, crafty, and agility of a true Torcher.
The moment Rule of Torching: store all humans.
But fortunately for Josh, zombies exist in simple terms within the digital international. the genuine zombie warfare is now greater than fifteen years long ago, and the conflict to defeat the lethal epidemic that devastated his family—and hundreds of thousands of others—is the stuff of historical past lessons.
The 3rd Rule of Torching: you cannot convey them back.
Charlie is the top-ranked participant within the online game. due to the fact all of the avid gamers are shrouded in anonymity, Josh by no means expects Charlie to be a girl—and he by no means expects the supply she makes him: to affix the underground gaming league that takes the virtual-reality online game off the monitor and into the streets. Josh is overjoyed. however the extra concerned he will get, the extra he realizes that no longer every little thing is what it sort of feels. Real blood is spilling, contributors of the staff are disappearing, and the zombies within the video game are appearing unusual. after which there is the problem of a mysterious drug referred to as Z. . . .