By Michael Thomas Ford
The First Rule of Torching: Cleanse with fireplace.
Josh is via a long way the easiest zombie Torcher around—at least, he's in his virtual-reality zombie-hunting online game. Josh has quick risen throughout the participant ranks, hoping on the ability, crafty, and agility of a true Torcher.
The moment Rule of Torching: retailer all humans.
But fortunately for Josh, zombies exist simply within the digital international. the genuine zombie struggle is now greater than fifteen years some time past, and the conflict to defeat the lethal epidemic that devastated his family—and thousands of others—is the stuff of heritage lessons.
The 3rd Rule of Torching: you cannot carry them back.
Charlie is the top-ranked participant within the online game. due to the fact that the entire 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 video game off the monitor and into the streets. Josh is delighted. however the extra concerned he will get, the extra he realizes that now not every thing is what it kind of feels. Real blood is spilling, individuals of the workforce are disappearing, and the zombies within the online game are appearing unusual. after which there is the problem of a mysterious drug referred to as Z. . . .