NIGHT OF THE VEGAN
ABOUT THE BOOK
The citizens of Prosperous Lake, New Mexico, a quaint neighborly agricultural community, are preparing for the town’s honor of hosting the County’s 100th Agricultural Fair.
As the town prepares for the event, a nefarious U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Brooke Meadows, has her own plan for the sleepy township, making them the unknowing test site for an untested super fertilizer called Vegantuan XL.
When the tanker truck transporting the volatile supplement crashes, its contents, in the form of a gas, settle over Prosperous Lake’s cemetery. Meadows immediately scrambles her allies to cover up the incident but no one could prepare for the collateral effects of the crash. It doesn’t take long for the dead to return to life with an insatiable appetite for…vegetables. The Vegantuan XL reanimated corpses rise from their dirt naps not for a taste of flesh or brain but for the taste of fruits and Romaine.
Now a town, with the biggest county fair of the century, is under siege and overwhelmed, Sheriff Elwood Beechum and the town leaders struggle to find a solution to save their prized gourds and vegetation.
Their only salvation may come from out-of-towner Wille a.k.a. Vinny “The Shovel” Zapparelli, a Philly Mob rat now in witness protection. An all-out war ensues between the Vegan Zombies and townsfolk where the stakes are high. The lovelorn transient has fallen for the town’s sweetheart Linder Hammersmith and quickly realizes to win her heart he must shed his lone wolf persona and reluctantly join them in fighting for their town. Will the former mob enforcer’s street savvy past be enough to help? Prosperous Lake citizens rise up to save the County Fair before the orchards and fields are stained with that life-giving ruby red liquid…tomato juice of course.
CHAPTER 1, PLAYING GOD:
Part I, issue #1, Major General Romero, the head of a clandestine U.S. military branch named C.H.E.S.S., Counteraction of Hostile Engagement Strategic Solutions convinces a Black Water committee to approve a new covert operation called P.A.W.N.S., Prototype Army of Walking Necrotic Soldiers. Executed inmates will be turned into super zombie terrorist killers, which will operate to neutralize guerrilla enemy forces in hostile territories.
Romero and his sidekick Captain Savini select a donor Miles Delacrouix, death row inmate in Texas and the first prototype is created. Two fugitive hunters F.B.I. Special Agent Carlton “CJ” Venable and U.S. Marshal Everett “Rett” Dupont hunt down a fugitive. A P.A.W.N.S. prototype escapes from a secret facility.