In OUTPOST by Adam Baker, the skeleton crew of an offshore oil rig in the Arctic Ocean watch the world end on their TV screens as a mysterious illness sweeps the world, violently ending civilization. Now they must figure out a way to survive in one of the most inhospitable places on earth, and try to get home. The book is solidly written with many twists and turns and exciting set pieces, but the characterization is a little thin, and I was puzzled at how some of the characters morphed into engineering and survival experts. The story has a sparse style that flows quite rapidly, focusing on the main events. It reads a bit like a Michael Crichton novel, which is overall a compliment. The zombies were also very well done, providing a fresh take on the genre. Overall, I enjoyed the read, and would recommend it.