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Delta Force Vampire: Insurgency Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00AC4LFTE
- Publisher : Hetman Publishing (November 22, 2012)
- Publication date : November 22, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 2776 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 162 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,001,424 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Brad Black, call sign Peter Pan, is a Delta Force operator.
He and the Delta team he's a member of are set to attack a cave complex in Afghanistan. A cave complex thats supposed to house jihadists.
Once inside they find a room that was walled off. This room has several bodies in it. Bodies of dead Soviets. They have been sealed in that room for twenty five years.
Black is caught in a cave in after he and his team have been attacked by men they never really get a good look at. Men of exceptional strength.
Black comes to surprised to find himself still alive. He then meets Sergey Krasnov. Krasnov is the man who pulled him out of the cave. The man who saved his life.
Krasnov is also a vampire. A vampire who has turned Black into a vampire. Something Black is having one hell of a time believing.
Krasnov is on a mission. A mission thats waited for twenty-five years. A mission to remove an ancient vampire. Vladimir Dratshev. A mission he would like Blacks help completing.
Dratshev is a vampire. A vampire with an agenda. He and his men have turned some of Blacks teammates. They are now vampires. Vampires with Delta force training.
Dratshev is trying to create vampires who can move in the sunlight. He will do anything to achieve his goals. His men, Blacks teammates included, will do whatever Dratshev tells them to do and they have no problem killing anyone who gets in their way.
Unknown to Dratshev Black is a vampire who can be out in sunlight. He's a Ra-Hadok according the Krasnov. A vampire that sunlight doesn't affect. This is a fact Black finds out when he shoots Krasnov, he thinks he's killed Krasnov, and heads back to Firebase Python. He's able to walk in full sunlight and does make it back to base where he is greeted by the surviving members of his team.
On the way back he kills two jihadists and drinks their blood. This is something that is now almost automatic for him. He realizes that blood is what he needs. He can eat regular food but he knows blood is what he needs to survive. He's stronger, faster and nothing can hurt him. Black is amazed and in a world of confusion about his new circumstances.
So begins one pretty damed good read.
This one has Black, his teammates, Krasnov, vampires, jihadists, an Afghani who is aware of vampires, commanders who have a hard time believing whats in front of their eyes, a Govt that wants Black, a Russian vamp who wants Black and Brad Black trying to figure out his new life.
Black and Ibanescu, a Delta operator, a friend, a man Black turned in order to save his life, are whisked away by a Govt entity, Detachment V. Black meets Professor Adam Thurlbeck who is part of Detachment V. He's also a vamp.
One great read and I'll be waiting for number two. Five Stars
This was not my first foray into the writing mind of Mr. Shaw. The first title I read from him was Cold Black. A military thriller that I really enjoyed and recommend to fans of the genre.
While this book has similarities they are very different tales I would say this book is even better than the first I read. It's contains the military similarity but unlike the first one this one is from the American military side and the special forces, Delta to be specific. Throw in Soviet vampires and you can see why this book could heat up quick.
It takes place in Afghanistan, a seemingly common location of the genre, military side that is, which makes sense as the world's spent the last decade and half focused on the area there and surrounding countries. Seem a very secret Soviet experiment has been hibernating in caves there since they pulled out many years ago, trapped in the very caves used to protect themselves and hide the experiments.
The unintended consequences of an American attack on Taliban fighters at the same cave will be felt by more than the small Delta force sent in, The beasts unleashed will cut a swath across the country killing and turning Americans and Afghans alike.
The saving grace? One of The Vampires. A Soviet special forces soldier turned by the very same monster waiting to unite with his trapped progeny. A traitor to his brothers in the caves, he's also been waiting all this time to finally end his maker and the rest of his followers.
The Delta force strike starts out right but it isn't long before the hunters are the hunted, Saved by the traitor, one of the Delta soldiers wakes up to a new reality. As much as his life has changed it's nothing compared to what will happen when the leader of The Vampires finds out about an almost mythical skill he possess, a trait that has been rumored about and hunted for.
Add in the government who not only knows about The Vampires but has somewhat of an expert on their side who also wants to exploit the Delta with the ironic code named Peter Pan.
I read this almost straight through and am excited for the next installment in the series. A must read for fans of either genre
Top reviews from other countries
The action takes place in Afghanistan where a Delta Force team, serving under ISAF, accidentally releases something evil during a covert mission. Not all of them make it back - and for good or for bad, not all of them survive unchanged. It isn't long before a mysterious Russian General arrives on the scene and a conspiracy to contain a twenty-five year old secret unfolds.
As you'd expect from his other books, there's a large international cast of well drawn characters, plenty of action, and a good story that's well seeded with plot elements to develop into an excellent series. I shall be certain to look out for the next book!
Good background detail but a novel plot line that kept its pace throughout.
I am looking forward to reading more; hopefully much more.