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Life Among the Dead by Matt Whaley (Genre: Living Dead)
Parker slowly opened his eyes as sat up from his position in the corner of the stern. The sunlight reflected off the water in harsh daggers that slashed at his eyes, and he reflexively reached for the sunglasses he'd picked up a few days ago during one of their periodic supply stops.
Slipping the mirror-lenses glasses on, Parker sat up, grateful for the shade the makeshift canvas roof provided. They'd been slowly drifting down this river they had yet to discover a name for, and, judging by the steadily increasing heat and humidity, they had crossed over into the Southern half of the United States.