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Oh man what a ride! Our story continues with the aftermath of deploying VariantX9H9, Dr. Lovato’s bioweapon. However the remaining Variants are changing and doing some pretty weird stuff. Of course we have the people in charge, the acting president and his general, not following Dr. Lovato’s advice. Do they EVER listen to the scientists???? The budding romance between Reed and Kate continues to grow but will his unwavering dedication to killing the Variants drive a wedge between them? We also get to see how people who have known and worked together in the old world behave toward each other in the new world when the going gets tough. I hope I would be one of the good guys in the end. There are close calls, tense moments, lots of running, creepy things and happy moments on this rollercoaster!
A new character was introduced, Fitzpatrick, that quickly became a favorite. There’s something special about him and I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out! Looking forward to more of him in Book III.
What will Dr. Lovato’s next move be? Will she have to create her own monster? Just what are those damn Variants up to? Will the Variants die out or will humanity be confined to Plum Island for the rest of their lives? Inquiring minds want to know!
I know I can’t wait for book III to find out!!!!
If you have not read Extinction Horizon (Book I) then what is your problem and I hope a Variant gets you! Go get it now!
Smith doesn't take too many chances with his plot - - which is both good and bad. Beckham undertakes a couple of missions that draw on his combat expertise and experience under fire. After developing a bug that seems to turn the tide on the zombie hordes, Dr. Kate seems less important to the plot in this sequel, though the ending hints at a more important role in the next book. In either case, things zip along.
I will say - - despite its tightly plotted story and good writing, Smith does fall back on a few overly familiar zombie plot conventions. The main offender here is a helicopter full of Variant specimens. It's like Chekov's gun (if it's on the wall in the first act, somebody will be murdered by the third act), if there's a helicopter full of hungry, maniacal killing machines, aka Variants, hurtling toward the safe haven of Plum Island - - you don't need a PhD in undead poetics to know what's gonna happen in the next chapter. The ensuing events seemed more a way to keep Kate in the plot while Beckham and crew fight zombies at the NYPL than anything essential to the story arc. Memo to future zombie hunters: never, ever ever transport the undead to research facilities, hardened islands, ships, or other safe havens, no matter what the research scientists want!
Though his canvas is smaller than genre gems like the Arisen series, Smith is developing a set of characters, stories, and settings that is quickly putting him on the all-star squad of zombie apocalypse writers.
So book 2 picks up after book 1. Kate has created an antidote but is afraid that she might just have created something worse. The projected number of human survivours is going down everyday, with the human race becoming extinct in a matter of weeks, so she knows she has no choice. She also finds herself caring more and more for a certain Master Sergeant.
Beckham meanwhile, is putting his like on the line again, and with the wrong Intel this time it might just be his last. He goes into New York only to find that the Variants numbers were massively underestimated and that they are different. The cure has turned them into elite killing machines. I felt like Beckham just keeps getting better. He is so much more than a soldier. He is willing to do what is needed to save any other human. While he is terrified, he is the best at his job so can compartmentalise a lot of his feelings. I loved how he is constantly thinking of his brothers in arms first and putting them first. It's what a leader should do!
This edition was even more scary and frightening than the first!! Seeing the variants develop to be more cunning, smarter and even communicate was equal parts terrifying as it was fascinating. This author really knows how to write!!! He created scenes that were memorable and ones that will make me have nightmares for days :) He has created a dark, desolate and bleak world, but it's one I don't want to leave. The characters are amazing and have captured my heart and the plot is pulse poundingly spectacular. It is a story that is evolving into something epic!! Bring on book 3.
Again, Bronson Pinchot was astounding. He really brings the action and tension to life and made me want to keep listening, even when I was falling asleep from the tiredness. He was clear and has a crisp voice. He gave each character their own personality and captured their essence perfectly. Brilliantly written and brilliantly read!!