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- Print Length: 202 pages
- Publisher: Kindle Worlds (October 18, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 18, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M4LHMAK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,879 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Extinction Cycle: Lost Valley (Kindle Worlds) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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This one starts with Shrek, German for Ghost, he's a Belgian Malinois Military War Dog. Shrek is the best at all that he does. He and his human partner John Eric Carver a US Navy SEAL, served three tours in Afghanistan before Carver retired two years ago. He served for nineteen years and that last tour Shrek has scented an IED that had exploded but Carver lost his ear drums making him unfit for duty. He decided to retire and return to California.
He had the option of taking Shrek with him and he did. Shrek has saved he and his SEAL teams lives more times than Carver could count. The dog had a nose that scented out IED's and other explosives. A trait that served he and the SEALs well.
Right now Shrek and Carver are at Carvers California house. A house that sits on forty acres. Carver also has goats, chickens and a few cows. He knew a working dog like Shrek needed to work to stay healthy. Carvers little farm gave Shrek all the stimulation he could handle.
Carver had been planning a hunting trip and was sitting on the porch organizing his gear. Kyle Torrence is a teenager son of single mom who lived up on the end of Carvers dirt road. Kyle had started hanging around Carvers farm shortly after Carver has moved in. He spent most of his after school hours with the ex SEAL. Carver started paying him a salary for chores that the kid could handle, and that Carver preferred not to do.
The arrangement benefited them both. Right now Kyle will be looking after Carvers little farm while Carver goes hunting. Carver tells him he will be gone for about five days. Carver and Shrek then head for Schoepe Boy Scout Camp. Jennifer Blevins is the director for the camp and she's good friend of Carvers. Carver is also going to the Indian Reservation to hunt some coyote's who raided his chicken coop and killed several of his hens. Of course he won't be telling anyone about this illegal act.
The Schoepe Boy Scout camp, nicknamed Lost Valley, is three thousand acres and hosts boy scout troops from all over the Southwest for weekend training and activities. Its also the backroad into the Los Coyotes Reservation. This is the way Carver will go to kill those coyote's. His hunt will be successful.
Harold Kinney, the camp ranger, was the other full time resident of Lost Valley. Kinney was a former Marine and was responsible for making sure the camps physical assets were maintained and that supplies never ran low. He and Carver were also good friends. The Marine and the ex SEAL were always kidding each other.
Captain Lauden and ex Navy pilot who now works for Mercury Rising a private jet chartering company based in California. He's currently flying from LA to Chicago. One of the cabin stewards tells him that one of their VIP passengers a WHO scientist looked like he wasn't feeling to well. The man was an infectious disease scientist was being transferred to Africa to help stem a growing hemorrhagic fever epidemic. Having a sick scientist on his plane doesn't sit well with Lauden. He has his co-pilot Lou Rinck go and check on the man.
So begins one damned fine read.
This one has Carver, Shrek, Kyle, Jessica, Kinney, the Gringleman kids and a set of twins who were left who are left at the camp by their Father who's headed for Chicago, a trip he nor his trophy wife will survive, a group of boy scout parents who tell Carver and the others about an outbreak of Ebola which is the first time Carver, Kinney or Jessica have heard it, an infection that infects humans and animals, a Carver who heads back to his place to collect Kyle, his animals and all the supplies he has, a Carver who heads out to get Kyles Mother who manages a resort, a woman who takes her responsibilities seriously enough to endanger her life from the undead who are everywhere, a Carver who finally gets her back to Lost Valley, a Lost Valley that will become a refuge for Carver, Kinney and some of the parents who come in for safety, a Jessica who headed to San Diego and her boyfriend, a Jessica they haven't hear anything from, a Carver who uses his skills to help them all, coyotes who have been bitten and turned into something monstrous and Carver, Shrek and those with them doing their best to beat the odds, survive and stay alive.
Carver is a retired SEAL and along with his war dog, Shrek, has reached a peaceful and quiet life. But that is about to be shattered...
With viewpoints not only from the man, but also the canine, an exciting story is told of perseverance and survival. An excellent read with vivid characters, this tale is a welcome addition to Nicholas Sansbury Smith's original series. Well done!
He gathers his supplies and helps to lead in the defense of a Group of survivors by taking refuge in a Boy scout camp in the desert southwest.
The Viral outbreak in Chicago quickly spreads across the world, leaving a small group of survivors, in a fairly safe remote background. The Virus affect both humans and animals leading to more terror for the group.
A great read, but I will warn a reader they will not be able to put down this novel.