To Sail a Darkling Sea (Black Tide Rising)

John Ringo

Language: English

Pages: 528

ISBN: 1476780250

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


BOOK II IN THE BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. Sequel to Under a Graveyard Sky. A family of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization.

A World Cloaked in Darkness
With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away.

The Candle Flickers
Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands...

Light a Flame
Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea.

About the Black Tide Rising Series:
"Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, hes using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series."—Booklist

About John Ringo:
“[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.” —Library Journal

“. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.” —Publishers Weekly

“. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.” —Booklist

“Crackerjack storytelling.” —Starlog

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Loading and moving are two different things,” Steve said. “I can see finding people to load… Jack? ” “That we can find people for,” Isham said, cautiously. “Carrying it through the ship? That’s going to be tougher. ” “My gunners would do it,” Lieutenant Chen said. “My shooters are really chomping at the bit. ” “I’ve got an alternate, there, I was going to bring up,” Steve said. “We’ve got weapons. Put out the usual recruiting call. See how many people we can scrounge up. Put some sort of bennie on it.

From the distance they could hear some sort of announcement as the lights on top started rotating. Between the announcements there was a loud “whoop” of a siren. “That’s gonna bring ’em but… ” Faith said as a zombie came snuffling down the pier. It examined the container and circled around it before entering. A moment later, a shredded body came flying out the end over the harbor, still somewhat alive. Sharks and squawking seagulls quickly closed in. “That’s gotta smart,” Faith said. “Oh,” Sophia said, shaking her head.

We’ve hit a big concentration of infected on... Calle Mahona or something. About fifty. Oh, and we’re sort of lost… ” “Can you break contact? ” Faith asked, waving for Derek to stop. “Roger,” Januscheitis said. “Try to rendezvous at… Calle de la Era. It’s back towards the port. There’s a little square on the map. We’ll meet you there. ” “We’ll try to find it,” Januscheitis said. “We’ll set up a kill zone there,” Faith said. “Try to lead them back. ” “Don’t think that’s going to be a problem… ” “See if you can get this thing turned around, Derek.

Division, Shewolf. Way is clear to the survivor building. Starting entry for clearance at this time. ” “Seawolf, Division, move your people forward to key locations to screen survivor movement, over. ” “Mcgarity, you’ve got Steinholtz and Larson… ” “Oh, thank you sooo much, ma’am. ” “Hold this position. The rest of you with the exception of Olga. Remove your magazines. ” “Why? ” Hill asked. “Because the LT told you to, fuck head! ” Mcgarity said. “Pull out your fucking mag. Now! ” “Okay, okay,” Hill said, dropping his magazine out of the well.

What a crock. ” “I’d wondered if you were the original for Les Grossman,” Steve said, grinning. “No, I wasn’t,” Zumwald said. “And Cruise can bite my ass. ” “He’s probably a zombie at this point,” Steve said. “Still, the point remains. This is the deal zone. What do you want? And don’t say, ‘the world back the way it was. ’ Nobody can do that. ” “What is there? ” Zumwald said. “I mean, really? What I’d like is a steak. ” “Don’t we all,” Steve said, grinning. “You’ll get the top ration level. Lieutenant equivalency.

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