Resident Evil: Zero Hour
|Author||S. D. Perry|
|October 26, 2004|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Followed by||The Umbrella Conspiracy|
Resident Evil: Zero Hour is the 2004 novelization by S. D. Perry of the 2002 video game Resident Evil Zero. It is the seventh and final novel in Perry's Resident Evil series but precedes the others in chronological order, being set around the same time as the first book and following the BRAVO team of the Raccoon S.T.A.R.S. branch.
The story opens with Bill Nyberg (an Umbrella employee) wandering over a recent case where a little girl was treated by a new Umbrella medicine called Valifin which was still in trial phases, and had suffered from renal failure as an unexpected side effect. While ruffling through his files he is unaware of the dangers present in the Raccoon Forest. On other side the Ecliptic Express is attacked by hordes of leeches. killing all of the trains occupants, including Nyberg.
Hours later Raccoon City S.T.A.R.S Bravo team begin their search for those responsible for the murders which have been plaguing the city. For the past few weeks, Raccoon City had been in a state of fear due to cannibalistic homicide. S.T.A.R.S Bravo team was the first team to be sent in to investigate. Among the team is new recruit Rebecca Chambers. Their helicopter is forced to make a landing for unknown reasons and Bravo team becomes stranded in the Arklay Mountains. The Bravos then begin to spread out and search the immediate area. While investigating their surroundings, they come across a wrecked armored transport. Among the carnage, they find records of an escaped prisoner by the name of Billy Coen.
Everyview gave the novel a mixed review calling it a non-frightening or thrilling read and said, "If you’re looking for a great horror story or thriller then check elsewhere, if you are a huge fan of Resident Evil and want to get as much out of the story as humanly possible, this is the book for you and you’ll greatly appreciate the fantastic work S. D. Perry has done with it."
- "Zero Hour (Resident Evil (Pocket))". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
- XAQuiri Daiquiri. ""Resident Evil: Zero Hour" by S. D. Perry (Book Review)". everyview.com. Retrieved November 5, 2011.