Hope rises in the hearts of those still left standing, but safety seems to be just an illusion. In a single night of shattering terror, Plum Island is destroyed, and key scientist Dr. Kate Lovato is abducted.
The end has arrived…
Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It’s here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.
With his home gone and his friends kidnapped, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and his remaining men must take drastic measures to save what’s left of the human race. But not everyone at Central Command has the same plan for victory. As the Variants continue to evolve, only a handful of heroes stand between the creatures and mankind’s total extinction.
One way or another, the battle for the United States of America ends here.
Zhurrat Reviews received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Phew! This book was a tough ride. But in a very good way. I think part of it is that, going in, one knows this is the final book of the series and one BADLY wants things to work out well, but seriously, THE. CHAOS. DOES. NOT. STOP!!!!! I could swear that Smith threw everything (else) he could think of at Team Ghost and the Variant Hunters within the pages of this book. And there are surprises too. One would think that after four books Smith might have run out of ideas to ramp up the threat levels, but by golly, did some elements come out of the crawlspaces in this one. Sheesh. And those juveniles. Dear God, those juveniles! I’ll say no more! Oh. I’ll mention one more name. Kramer.
I really like the way Smith writes. His words don’t get in the way of the story. One opens up the pages of this book and finds oneself right alongside Beckham, Kate, Fitz, Apollo, and the other characters we’ve come to know and love (and the rest that we hate) – and a few new ones too. Action-packed, gory and at times quite dark, this book is a rollercoaster ride that may take you a few hours to recover from once you’re done reading. Fabulous stuff.