Small town reporter, Mia Durante, finds herself having brunch with the President of the United States on the day civilization comes to an end. An electromagnetic pulse blinds the U.S. Cars crash. Planes fall. Chaos reigns. Power is restored within minutes, but it’s already too late. Russian nukes are falling. U.S. allies around the world are all ready wiped out. The United States will cease to exist inside of five minutes.
After giving the order to launch a full-scale retaliation, dooming the planet, the president, White House staff, Secret Service and those lucky enough to be visiting the white house, are whisked below ground where they board several Earth Escape Pods. As the EEPs launch into Earth orbit, missiles descend.
Less than forty survive the end of the world. When they return, they’re greeted by survivors of a different sort. The bloodbath that follows leaves Durante and nine other survivors on the run. They find themselves fighting for survival in a world in which only torment remains and where death is the only escape.
PRAISE FOR TORMENT
“Jeremy Bishop takes a terrifying bite out of the zombie genre with TORMENT. This is a dark and devious post-apocalypting thrill-ride!” –Jonathan Maberry, NY Times Bestselling authr of PATIENT ZERO and ROT & RUIN
“TORMENT is a nightmarish descent through Armageddon. With barely a pause for breath, Bishop drags you out of normality, straight into the depths of a devastated post-apocalyptic landscape. Surreal and extraordinary locations, grotesque characters and outlandish events rise up from the devastated ashes of the familiar in this startlingly original horror novel. Dreamlike, disturbing and never predictable, once you start reading, you won’t want to put it down.” — David Moody, author of HATER, DOG BLOOD and the AUTUMN series
“Jeremy Bishop explodes onto the zombie scene with TORMENT, a thought-provoking gorefest that turns the genre on its head. Both shocking and riveting, this is a debut novel that leaves the reader hungry for more.” — Steven Savile, #1 International bestselling author of PRIMEVAL and SILVER
“This is one of those kick-ass icky books that constantly surprised me. I’m looking forward to what Bishop has up his sleeve next.” — Jeff Ayers, Author Magazine
“With originality not seen since Fleischer’s Zombieland, Bishop’s debut novel will drag you kicking and screaming to the very bloody end. Look out Maberry … there’s a new sheriff in town.” — Thenovelblog.com
“TORMENT is a fast paced horror story filled with monsters and zombies (but not the kind you might expect in a novel like this). [It’s] gory and intense, all things a book like this should be.” — TheManEatingBookworm