Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise (Ranger Martin, #3) by Jack Flacco


The author sent me an ARC (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.


My rating:  5  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

There is no cure. The change is permanent. Whoever says they can fix this is wrong. Months ago, billions of people died in the zombie apocalypse. The survivors either have become refugees looking for a way out or have turned against each other. No one will admit they killed their friend for a package of raisins. It happens though, and there isn’t anything anyone can do about it.

Undead slayer Ranger Martin makes the unforgiving Arizona desert his home. He has never had to defend it. He has never had to kill anyone for it. If anything, he has shelved his shotgun and has taken an early retirement package.

That is, until now.

When the military lays siege on his silo, Ranger and his crack team of professionals–a bunch of kids, really–have no other choice than to run. But after he discovers a map that may lead to a mythic city called Paradise, where neither army nor zombie can invade, Ranger mounts a cross-state journey to find the place of safety before the others find him and it’s too late.


Genre(s):  Horror, Young Adult, Fiction

Series:  Ranger Martin, #3

Length:  327 pages

Release Date:  2015-10-20



The kids gazed at the opening of the stairs where moments ago a fireball had consumed everything in its wake. A silhouette appeared from the smoke. Solid. Firm in its stance. When he took a step forward, the remnant of the garage lights shining from above caught and revealed his face – Ranger Martin. Zombie slayer. The undeads’ worst enemy.


My Opinion

This story introduces you to Ranger Martin. He is a dedicated zombie fighter. Ranger, Matty, Jon, and Randy continue their mission… I cannot tell you more about the story as it would spoil the fun of reading it yourself.

With Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise, Jack Flacco presents us with the third volume of a fast-paced zombie adventure. This story is as cleverly elaborated as the previous ones, has a pleasant flow, focuses on its protagonists and their strategy to save the human race, as well on ethical values. Jack Flacco describes his characters’ looks in not too much detail, their personalities are more detailed – you can see them clearly before you. Especially now, in this final part of the trilogy – they seem like family. I was drawn in right away, felt very close to the protagonists and the events, was an invisible part of the story; sharing their experiences – thanks to the intense storytelling. I could easily envision the characters and locations. I had a very good time reading Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise.

Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise is very well written!

This is a book to read again; this applies to the trilogy as a whole.


About the author

Jack Flacco is the author of the RANGER MARTIN trilogy. His blend of action, suspense and dark humor offers the reader a new perspective on the horror genre.

Flacco and his family live in Ontario, Canada. When he is not writing, he volunteers his time. Past work includes acting in youth theater outreach for nursing homes, ushering at his church, and getting involved with scouts. Supporting his wife, she served on the leadership council for the local home education network and on the library advisory board responsible for the purchase of new books for children and young adults.

Jack and his wife currently contribute to a wide variety of charitable organizations. Holding dear the importance of universal literacy, they donate books to individual families in need.

Connect with the Author:

Website:  http://jackflacco.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JackFlacco

Amazon:  Jack Flacco

Amazon:  buy link


Date of publication:  2015-10-20


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise?  Or – if you did not yet read Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

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