“Post 9-11, the CIA began developing “Chupacabra”—genetically engineered animals—to track and kill insurgents in Afghanistan. Now the program is complete… and in Russian hands.
The first mission: eliminate an undercover agent before he can hand-off secret information. But now every person who came in contact with the body is dying, and the virus is spreading.”
I had not read the first book in this series so wondered if I would not be able to understand the plot. However, I was pleasantly surprised that you can pick this book up and follow it without that prior knowledge. I am an avid reader and would put this book within the top 30 books I have read. I liked the short chapters, I tend to get a bit bored of the authors who think I want to read about the same part of the plot for hours on end. I like short snappy chapters, flinging me around the plot so I can’t wait to read the next one. This is how this book has been written and I found it difficult to put it down. I found the first chapter laden with a few unusual words (thank heavens for the Kindle dictionary!) as if to impress the reader, but after that the author settled down and just got on with writing a good story.
A little note on the author, who served in the US Army Infantry, stationed in Germany during the height of the cold war. Rising to the rank of Sergeant E-5, Astre finished his last year of service as a Drill Instructor at Fort Benning, Georgia.
I love books that include plenty of researched detail, (Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins) and this book does not disappoint. You can tell that the author has detailed knowledge of firearms and police/Authority practices.
The main character, Richard Daniels is a believable, credible and likeable character, which is a reason why I will be reading all the other books by this author. The creatures created are believable (Yes, honestly!) and pretty terrifying…Just imagine if something like that could be unleashed! The teamwork between him and his old army colleague, Chantel Latour takes the book on to another level and you find yourself cheering them on in their quest to find the answers to the Chupacabra riddle.
Great ending to the book as well (No, this is not a spoiler alert). I’m not going to give anything away but if you like thrillers then this is the book series for you. Buy it now, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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