Scott A. Lerner
Camel Press (2013)
Reviewed by Jennifer Hass for Reader Views (11/13)
“Cocaine Zombies” by Scott A. Lerner was excellent! Small-town lawyer Sam Roberts sets up his humble office and not too long after, the strangest of clients walk in the door with a wad of cash enlisting Sam’s help. Something was strange from the beginning. Sam wasn’t sure if it was the everyday criminal saying he didn’t do it or if it was the woman by his side who seemed to be in charge. Thomas Traver strolls in the door with Chloe claiming he wasn’t guilty of selling crack as he was charged. Of course he had sold it in the past but he was different now. Thomas had changed.
Sam believed Thomas. There was just something about him that made him feel like he was telling the truth. Of course Sam knew that everyone charged with a crime claimed they were innocent. Chloe was pretty hot but there was still something not right about her.
Sam begins to get the evidence the state has against Thomas and heads off to talk to him. To Sam’s surprise, Thomas and his living quarters are not in the ghetto but out in the country, and unexpectedly disgusting. Thomas is murdered soon after. His head appears in Sam’s refrigerator. Now the police want to question Sam. The plot thickens.
As this paranormal suspense novel took off, I was unable to put it down. I read until I was so sleepy I couldn’t keep my eyes open, excited to wake to pick up where I left off.
“Cocaine Zombies” by Scott A. Lerner is such a great read. I recommend this book to those who like a paranormal thriller without all the frills. As I came to the final page of the book, I was more than excited to see that Scott is working on its sequel and hope that he sends it my way for review.