• The Plea

  • Riker's Apocalypse, Book 4
  • By: Shawn Chesser
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)

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The Plea

By: Shawn Chesser
Narrated by: Adam Paul
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Publisher's Summary

Winter is coming. With the zombie apocalypse raging all around them, and the last vestiges of government teetering on the verge of collapse, Army veteran Lee Riker, his younger sister Tara, Steven “Steve-O” Piontek, and their Trinity House companions are working feverishly to fortify their New Mexico redoubt.

After a deadly encounter with survivors looking to settle a score, a skirmish that left some of the Trinity group nursing new wounds - physical and mental - cracks are beginning to show in their fragile alliance.

While part of the group is off foraging for supplies in the Santa Fe suburbs, one member is scouring the airwaves with Trinity’s long-range communications gear. Searching for answers to a question she has yet to divulge to even those closest to her, Lia instead intercepts a plea for help that she finds impossible to ignore.

As Lia lobbies the others to accompany her on a rescue mission, another member discovers, in the bunker beneath Trinity, a map marked with mysterious symbols. Believing the symbols denote sites that may contain supplies necessary to ride out winter, several members volunteer to accompany Lia on a mission they hope will kill two birds with one stone.

Will the group cover the hundreds of miles of zombie-infested Southwest desert in time to help the person in distress?

Will the map prove to be boon or bust?

Will Lia’s one burning question finally be answered?

With danger lurking around every corner, will the group allow their differences to draw them even further apart, or will they get over themselves - long enough to survive one more day in the zombie apocalypse?

Come along and find out!

©2022 Shawn Chesser (P)2022 Shawn Chesser

Critic Reviews

'"A gut-wrenching, hard hitting series that will leave you breathless." (John O'Brien, author of the New World series) 

"Shawn Chesser is a master of the zombie genre." (Mark Tufo, author of the Zombie Fallout series) 

"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, award-winning author of the Dead World series) 

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SteveO is back

Not a dull Moment in this this book. love every book in the series don't be afraid to check them out

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Like it a lot

I just finished the police. This series has really sucked me in. I like the way the author makes so much happen in a day or two of the storyline. I am excited for the next book!

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Fantastic Series of Books!

Loved the books - best since Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo. The narrator did a phenomenal job, and I loved the different voices he used for each character. I only hate that it had to end!

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S Kaye

Looking forward to next one. Really like where this is going. Adam you are so good at the voices. Thanks fellows!

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awesome

can't wait for the next book what a great series Sean Chesser did it again.

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Great series! I've been hooked since the beginning

What really makes the series is the characters. In a real life zombie apocalypse Id like to join them, ya know, if they were real 😁

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The Last Riker Book For Me

This 4th edition is the weakest of the Riker books. New characters are good additions, but they don’t stick around long enough to develop their character.

The bathroom humor is present and turned to eleven in this book. Steve-o is portrayed as a stinky bafoon that farts and poops everywhere. This is a recurring theme in these books. It is a sad portrayal of someone with Down syndrome.

Probably a good place to stop reading this series.

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Awesome

loved it. perfect storytelling and story development. I would expect nothing less from Shawn.

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good zombie story

only reason I gave the performance a 4 star was I feel male voices should be by a male and female by female... a duo would have made the performance better. 👏 🙌

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  • 03-25-22

Love these characters.

I can't wait to find out what happens next. There were so many storylines introduced during this installment that this series could go on for a long time.

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  • James
  • 07-08-22

Road Trip Zombie style.

Cultural and geographic references plus the narrators calm progressive and spot on characters make this another view into a post apocalyptic America that I enjoyed very much.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-29-22

Gets you addicted and begging for more

The series that leaves you thursty for more.
I'm a grow ass man man and I giggle like a kid at some parts and on the edge of my seat at others. A full Rollercoaster of emotions that leaves you thursty for more.

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  • 03-17-22

Loved it!

This book was worth the wait! The story moved quickly and the characters were like old friends making me laugh and worry for their safety. Cannot wait for the next installment.

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  • 03-15-22

usually love these books

I have loved this series, but i felt like this installment was just filling, the other three books took us somewhere, the story lead to a good plot, so much more could of been done with the lazurus bunker and that story arch but this book just filled time, bit disapointed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-26-22

Loved the series

Couldn't stop listening to the series, love shorty and Steve'o. Well written and well narrated. well done

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  • marcus woodlock
  • 03-26-22

A very enjoyable series

Please keep up the good work, these characters are enjoyable (especially Stevo) . There are many directions this could go! Thanks