Zombie Apocalypse - Chapter 1 - The Rise of Lazarus
For the last 3 years a group of government sanctioned scientists have been working on "Project Lazarus" in an underground facility located in the Nevada desert. Only the highest of government officials know about the project, the secret work that the scientists are working on has even been kept secret from the president.
After 4 years of work on perfecting "Lazarus" the lead scientist of the project believes they are ready for animal testing. The first few tests seem to be successful and all signs show that they have finally found a way for mankind to successfully escape the grasp of death.
The animal tests prove very satisfying and "Lazarus" is approved for human testing. During the process of human testing some very unnerving side affects become apparent. Loss of control, violence, extreme anger, and violent sickness to name a few. The first test subjects are disposed of in an incinerator and "Project Lazarus" is deemed unsafe by the military liaison and scheduled for termination. During the termination of the project it is discovered that a number of vials containing the "Lazarus" Serum is missing along with the lead scientist.
It has been 2 months since the termination of "Project Lazarus" and the disappearance of the lead scientist Dr. Barkfield. Since then there has been a number of outbreaks of what is being reported as a new disease that causes the carriers to become violently sick and show signs of extreme aggression towards other people.
After another month this new unknown virus has infected more than 3 quarters of the population of Las Vegas and rumored to have spread through out the Southern States and cases have even been reported as far North as Canada. It would seem to those who are in the know that "Project Lazarus" was never terminated and Dr. Barkfield has since then released the serum into the general population.
The virus has spread across all the Southern States and most of the population has been infected and become mindless drones hell bent on killing and eating any survivors left behind. It is rumored that the virus has not spread to most of the North but those are only rumors and no one still alive in the South knows for sure how bad things have gotten.