The ship of dreams, the "RMS Titanic" hits an iceberg and sank over one-hundred years ago. Every book that's been written about "Titanic" tells the same story about the iceberg. However, author Richard Brown has finally written the true story of the ship's first and final voyage.
It is April, 1912 and the "RMS Titanic" is leaving for her maiden voyage to New York City.
Miss Elise Brennan is standing in line waiting to board the ship when she feels a sharp pain on her neck. She turns to see a man walking quickly away into the crowd, she also sees a broken glass syringe on the ground. Afraid she won't be allowed on the ship, she keeps quiet. Miss Brennan boards the ship and goes to her third class room.
The next day Elise visited the doctor. Awakened in the middle of the night with a fever and severe vomiting, Elise makes her way to the doctor where she was told to go to her room and relax. Relaxing wasn't going to help. Elise realized she was not only very sick, she was dying.
Margaret Brown, who was said to be unsinkable and Thomas Andrews, designer of the "Titanic" are strolling along watching the water. Margaret spies a young woman falling on her face. Both Andrews and Brown run to assist the young lady. After taking her to the third-class hospital, for the third time. She is put in one of the two private rooms. She dies in the office and nobody knows why.
Another doctor arrives, Dr. Simpson, who is just in time to hear weird noises coming from Elise's private room. One thing leads to another and Dr. Simpson finds himself being bitten by the former Miss Elise Brennan.
Before you can say: "sh**," the whole ship is going to hell in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. The infection is spreading into every class. Captain Smith and all of the officers are rushing around trying to kill the infected who turned, which isn't going well.
Could this scenario get any worse? Remember that iceberg?
Captain Smith is on the bridge and directs his crew as they try to avoid the iceberg that comes out of the night almost unnoticed. Of course, the ship hits the berg and begins to sink.
Woman and children first, no men and no infected. Good luck with that.
The passengers are loaded into the lifeboats. Each lifeboat station has an officer who is trying to keep the infected out. Gunshots sound out here and there.
I have a few problems with the end of the book, I can't reveal them here because they are spoiler territory.
This book is enjoyable and a quick read. Zombie books are my favorite and I use to write a column about "Titanic," so this was right up my ally.
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