The second installment in Elrod's series about an alien race from a doomed planet deftly transport us into breathtaking new territory.
From the outside, John F. Scott appears to be like any other man on Earth. But in reality, he's a one-of-a-kind creature, part human and part alien. But John isn't completely alone. He has a trusty AI named Maxx, a "female" AI named Maxxine, and "Mister T," a servant robot that spews hilarious malapropisms. With that said, he's never felt fully at peace.
Just as John falls for a human and feels hislife turning around, a series of terror attacks throw Earth into chaos. Thewealthy organization behind it, known as the Krakow Klub, quickly takes controlof the United States.
John F. Scott may be a stranger in a strange land, but he wants his country back!
Though John's technology may render him somewhat God-like, the fate of planet Earth is yet in doubt (he is, after all, up against the full force of the United States military). And given the unexpected plot twists Elrod wrote into Mylea, the series' first book, it's safe to say that the plot delivers suspense until the very end.
The Krakow Klub isn't merely an action-packed sci-fi romp. Like all good sci-fi, it has plenty to say about the current state of humanity, including security, artificial intelligence and immigration.
Readers Favorite: In The Krakow Klub by Philip C. Elrod, a group of elitists called the Krakow Klub wants to take over the United States of America. They have planned to take the country from within. After some devious plans, they have finally taken control of the army and the White House. The President is their puppet who will do whatever they wish. Martial law is declared and now, the Krakow Klub is gleefully killing anyone who refuses to bow to their whims and orders. They have already killed the people who stood against them and they will not stop until they have full control.
John F. Scott is the only one who has the power and stamina to fight them and succeed. He is part Mylean and part human. His power comes from an alien technology, but once he gives in to the power, there is no guarantee that he will be able to harness it. Can he take the chance to stop these traitors? What guarantee is there that he will not take over after he destroys the Krakow Klub?
In this novel of power and its addiction, only the steadfast can walk this devious and treacherous path. The one who gives in to the power will be lost forever in its long maze. The Krakow Klub by Philip C. Elrod was very mesmerizing. It is actually quite scary because I can see something like that happening in the future. No one is safe from the lure of power and the Krakow Club brings this unsavory thought to the forefront. The rich always have influence and that influence brings power. If misused, it can be terrifying. And this is exactly what this novel is ... terrifyingly good!
Red City Reviews: The United States government is under siege. One man has the power to stop it. But will he? A secret cabal of super rich elitists, the Krakow Klub, has initiated the final phase of its long-range plan to take over the USA from within. They have secretly gained control of key players throughout the US government and the military. Only one man has the power to stop the Krakow Klub. His name is John F. Scott. He is part human and part Mylean, an alien race that has been all but wiped from the universe. The power he is able to yield originates from alien technology. Can he be trusted to use his extraordinary alien technology to stop the take-over and return power to a lawful government after stopping the coup? Can he control his power once he unleashes it? Will he take the risk? The fate of freedom in America, perhaps for the entire world, depends on him.
John F. Scott is a somewhat unlikely hero. After achieving his lifelong dream of freedom from the shackles of his origins, he finds himself in an impossible situation. Faced with the opportunity to turn his back on his country or save it from the hidden powers that be lurking in the shadows, John will face the truth of who he really is at his core. Elrod deftly explores the depths of human nature and how people will find themselves even in the darkest corners of life. Forcing a character to act unselfishly in a truly selfish world causes unrivaled ripples and subsequent waves throughout the plot. This author has mastered the art of revealing the characters strengths and weaknesses through decisive action. A thoroughly thrilling read, The Krakow Klub depicts a world that may not be all that far away.
Boundless Book Reviews: "a unique take on, what I consider to be, an overly used subject matter."
Manic Readers: "This was a fascinating story from the very start, but there a questions still left unanswered and I for one hope that there is more to come in the Mylean series!"