by William Meikle
Well… It’s book eight of this. You know to expect soldiers brewing up coffee, smoking, and bantering in-between shooting monsters.
Sent off to a desert on another rescue mission, everything soon goes wrong. Or does it go right? Their superiors have to be doing this to them on purpose.
They battle the conditions of the desert area and deal with previous injuries a bit more than the death worms. Oh right, the monster this time is Mongolian death worms, but to be honest, I was a bit disappointed by them.
Everything is there, flesh-eating and electrocution, and they were certainly gross, but they just seemed a retread and didn’t measure up to the spiders or isopods. Again like the snakes, they were just not much of a threat, and while obviously, the squad will prevail, I never felt any suspense.
While it’s certainly a quick read, the action is less compared to the previous books and more spaced out. Of course, lots of time was given to scenery and finally giving the squad members besides Banks some backstory, so I can’t complain.
One of the people they were sent to rescue is given his own POV sections, and it was nice to see the squad from someone else’s viewpoint. He had a great personality, and he made me laugh out loud at the end.
So despite being let down by the creature, the adventure and characters still gave me a good read.
**** Four out of Five Stars (Good)