Compliance by K. Batholomew takes place in Ohio, after a zombie apocalypse. This story focuses on the psychological and sociological aspects of a world-wide collapse of civilization, as well as individual characters and the new world order they are living in. I think Bartholomew did a great job of expressing all the layers within this setting. This is why I've always preferred the zombie genre over the other horror genres...the zombies represent so much more than monsters.
While the writing style is more similar to World War Z by Max Brooks, the thinking level of this story reminded me of Kim Paffenroth's Dying To Live series. If you've ever wondered why zombies have been so popular for so long, I encourage you to read this story.