The Last – Last Mayor 1

Mike Grist Books, Last Mayor, Writing 22 Comments

The Last is Book 1 in the Last Mayor apocalypse thriller series.

7 billion dead. 1 man alive.

When the apocalypse hits America, not a soul is left alive.

Except Amo. He’s a comic book artist. He’s a video game world builder. He’s just a regular guy living in New York city, with only his wits, creativity and basic decency to guide him.

He’s alone against 7 billion of the dead.

Will he survive?

A blistering take on the end of the world and one man’s ingenious struggle to survive, with a twist that’ll rip off your head and eat your brains.

Available in e-book, print, and audio:

Reader reviews:

“A fast-paced and intelligent page turner that I couldn’t put down!” – Jules Carson

“Loved this! A surprising twist on the zombie novel. – Mike

“Not your typical Zombie apocalypse book! Loved the ending.” – M. Barker

“By far this is the BEST zombie book I have ever read.” – Cherie Unsworth

“What a great twist on the behavior of the zombies. One of the most thrilling zombie books I’ve ever read. Never saw that coming!” – Amazon customer

“A wrenching, twisted zombie apocalypse thriller like none I’ve read before. I Am Legend by way of World War Z for the Facebook generation – the twists blew my mind!” – Amazon customer


See the evolution of the book cover and marketing package.


Books 2-8 in the Last Mayor are available now:

LAST MAYOR full series

Book 1The Last

Book 2The Lost

Book 3The Least

Books 1-3Box Set 1

Book 4The Loss

Book 5The List

Book 6The Laws

Books 4-6Box Set 2

Book 7The Lash

Book 8The Lies

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      Thank you for your interest Mistina! I’m about two thirds of the way through the sequel. It should be coming out in about two months- join my newsletter to hear exactly when :).

  1. Absolutely fantastic.i read this in a day.i could not put it a huge zombie fan for 31 years,im now 42,i thought that i’d seen an read every possible zombie scenario but the twist an characters an story line was very original,exciting,compelling an at times made me cry…a very well done,cant wait to read more of the story 🙂

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    Thank you Tara, I’m so glad to hear that you finished it in a day- wow! Really glad it brought out all those emotional reactions too. Book 5 is coming…

  3. I am so glad I read this book on Kindle. I thought it was a fun read. So many books on Kindle are dreadful. Poor spelling, poor grammar, poor syntax..just poor. But This novel was a rich delight. Not an apostrophe or comma out of place. Thank you, Mr Grist for making the zombie genre fun again!

  4. I usually don’t like zombie stories that differ much from the original slow moving, brain eating kind.. But i have to say… I liked it, a lot. First time ever… I enjoyed the quirkiness of Amo too… Looks like I found a new author… Thanks Michael

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  6. Such an awesome zombie book unlike others that are so predictable. Have searched a long time to find one like this. Ready for book two now 🙂

  7. Loved the Last! I enjoy zombie books and have to admit I am getting tired of the same old, same old story lines. The Last takes a whole new twist on the zombie apocalypse, great characters, suspense, twists and unexpected turns. This was so good that I continued on to The Lost, The Least, The Loss, The List, The Laws and now I am reading The Lash. OMG! Never saw any of the situations coming. Very Inventive, smart, and makes you think. Thanks for the great stories, appreciate your hard work and imagination!

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  10. This is what I consider to be a “fun, fast read.” The story was interesting and the book was well written. Reading it allowed me to escape in to the world of zombies. A few times I even laughed out loud. Recommend this book to your friends.

  11. I love zombie/apocalyptic stories and this series is one of my favourites. Turns zombie folklore on its head and the lead characters are so relatable. I’ve read and re-read these books 3 times already. I guiltily want the world to continue to challenge our heroes yet long for a happy ending just so I can keep reading about it! Thanks for a great read MJG ?

  12. Although Zombie-books normally aren’t my genre I really enjoyed the book and finished it in one-go! The same was with the Saint’s Rise. Very entertaining and captivating!

  13. Having read well over 200 zombie genre books, some good and some bad The Last Mayor was different. It felt like the Mayor was a hippie who was zoned out all of the time. But considering that the end of the world was here, that is cool too. Looking forward to the next 2

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