These stories, are told in first person journal format, and starts with the narrator (an unnamed U.S. Naval aviiator) making a New Year's resolution to keep a journal. As the days progress, he comments on his life and various problems he's noticing in the news, particularly about a mysterious disease outbreak in China...START INTERCEPT
SPORADIC NEW REPORTS INDICATE CHAOS AND VIOLENCE SPREADING THROUGH U.S. CITIES. AN UNKNOWN EVIL IS SWEEPING THE PLANET. THE DEAD ARE RISING TO CLAIM THE EARTH AS THE NEW DOMINANT SPECIES IN THE FOOD CHAIN.
Which are, of course, zombies.
The first book is an excellent read and shows him prepping for the long term and how that works out. That we get to a second book takes work and a lot of it.
The second book starts after the first and progresses from that point. I did feel the last chapter was rushed and needed some more substance before hitting us with the COMMINT from China.
Both good reads and realistic enough to be believeable. And a bit depressing. But what the hell, we're Zombie Squad!