What the hell did Sergeant Harper do? Pay Attention! Because what starts out to be another cinematically driven action-adventure episode in the Patient Zero canon, turns into something much subtler, only hinted at at the end of the full length novel. This elegantly constructed short story will have you drawing a sharp intake of breath as you realize what Maberry has done: taken the moral ambiguity from Patient Zero
to a whole new level. “Zero Tolerance” is described as a sequel to the full length novel, a tying-up of loose ends; but that’s arguable. Patient Zero
ended and you could go on without feeling like you’ve missed anything if you didn’t listen to this short; but don’t. This is Maberry at his finest: concentrated in form and function.
Ray Porter is the narrator of the Patient Zero series and no one could do it better. Whether it’s a whispered caress in the ear or the all out assault on a target, Ray Porter delivers the ful range of the characters’, and the story’s, voice.