ROT by Michele Lee (2009 Skullvines Press / 50 pp. / tp)
Dean, a worker at a wayward home for zombies, develops a friendship with one of the undead while he slowly starts to fall in love with another one named Amy When she goes missing, Dean begins an investigation (along with his zombie buddy, Patrick) to find her, only to discover corruption that makes him wonder who the real monsters are.
ROT is a wonderfully different zombie story, combining elements from several genres, yet never skimping on the flesh-eating mayhem. The zombies here are intelligent, and I like how there is a nod to voodoo (something seldom seen in modern zombie tales) at the conclusion.
Lee has done a fine job creating a believable world and scenario in which zombies exist. Fans of the undead don't want to miss this.