Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: Soldier On - Shawn Chesser

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: Soldier On

By Shawn Chesser

  • Release Date: 2011-11-28
  • Genre: Horror
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 228 Ratings)


"Through a combination of tight, well-structured plots and fully realized characters, Chesser has emerged as one of the top indie writers in the business."
- Joe McKinney, two time Bram Stoker Award winner, and best-selling author of the Dead World series.

Soldier On, Book 2 in the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series, picks up on Day 4 where "Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" left off.

For Cade Grayson, father, husband, and former Delta Force operator, life has changed drastically over the course of forty-eight hours. He's watched the dead inexplicably return to life before his very eyes. He's lost many people near and dear to him, most dying unfathomably horrible deaths at the hands of the dead who have seemingly overnight taken over the big metropolis–their numbers and hunger for human flesh growing exponentially with each passing hour.

After having been forced to kill his reanimated neighbors in self-defense and then surviving the perilous overland journey from his home in Portland, Oregon, Cade finds temporary refuge inside the wire of a Special Forces garrison on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah.

But his stay is short and he decides to strike out alone, resuming the search for his missing wife, Brook, and eleven-year-old daughter, Raven, the only way he knows how—with a laser-like focus and full speed ahead.
So in the early morning hours on Day 4 of what might be the United States and perhaps the entire globe's Extinction Level Event, he slips out Camp Williams' back gate riding a specially modified off-road motorcycle.

Armed and resupplied and with only a satellite phone connecting him to the crumbling world, Cade soldiers on eastbound—locked and loaded—with Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, his small family's last known whereabouts, dead set in his sights.

Meanwhile, four hundred miles away in Colorado Springs, Colorado—the new capital of the United States—President-by-succession Valerie Clay works round the clock with what's left of the military to gather together the resources and scientific know-how necessary to stop the Omega Virus' rapid spread and, starting with Colorado Springs, rid the country of the multitudes of walking dead.

Will the nineteen hundred miles and the millions of dead in Cade's path succeed in keeping him separated from his family?

Will mankind find a foothold against the dead and turn the tide of war?

Cade Grayson, locked and loaded, is determined to find out.

Edited by Monique Happy
Monique Happy Editorial Services


  • Fantastic read

    By Eo2 Franks
    I had originally got a sample of the first book loved it so much now I am series bound! If you like a good storyline including the living and the not so living this is for you!
  • Solider on

    By Tater5902
    This was the best book I've read
  • Now you're hooked!

    By SwarmerZ
    Chesser's tale begins to expand across the open road and into horrific situations as the zompoc consumes the nation. Gripping action, great characters, and good pacing. I'm in. Turning into a favorite series and I definitely recommend it!
  • Great read

    By Tiredandirtysoldier
    This is one of the best series I have read
  • Really Good!!

    By 0175)7()(
    This book was amazing! It is well written, well edited, and over all a great book to help pass by the hours! Some parts were hard To follow, but other than that this book is great and I highly recommend reading it (if you are 16+).
  • Excellent!

    By 2-21-bbs
    Continuing the zombie apocalypse adventure where Trudge left off. Great writing and characters. Every chapter leaves you wanting to know what happens next.
  • Great Z Series!!

    By Mybigcok
    Read one and you will read them all. Great Z series!
  • Non stop excitement

    By Zorro65
    If your a fan of the zombie genre give this series a try. Lots of action and intrigue and a plot deeper than most zombie books. Our hero is making his way back to his family and taking his toll on the undead legions. I cant wait to read the next book!
  • Good zombie sequel

    By sammyframson
    This book was better than the first. He put away his political agenda and got down to the story. Wrapped the story up better than the last but still left the door open for the next without being a blatant teaser book. It was a little anti-climactic at times (can't be specific w/o spoiling) but all in all a good read. I'll get he third.
  • Awesome

    By John1/2
    I happened upon the series by chance in summer 2012 and read all of them. Great series, Shawn.