By sheer coincidence, Osombie
arrived on my desk the same day I screened Zero Dark Thirty
, Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-worthy depiction about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Osombie
begins where Zero
ends: with the American military raid on bin Laden's compound on May 2, 2011. Whereas Zero
puts bullets in the al-Qaeda leader's body, Osombie
lets him inject himself with an aggressive pathogen so that, once he washes up on the Arabian Sea, he's a full-fledged zombie.