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The characters are so carefully created they become real individuals who you fear for and admire for their tenacity, innovative solutions, bravery, and most important humanity. You won't be disappointed if post-apocalyptic struggles and sci-fi zombie-like monsters are your thing!
Another great read by Patton, Spoiler alert for those who don't want to know what's in the book
This one starts with Chase, Katie, Col Crawford and Martinez along with Rangers and Marines have just made it out of the overrun Tinker AFB via a C-130 and the Navy fighters who made it all possible.
Sgt. Scott, Igor, Martinez and Irina are looking for Chase in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
Rachel and her fighter pilot have been shot down and landed in the wilds of Idaho. They made it to a lake but the pilot, Ben, broke a leg. They have wolves around but no walkers. The wolves become a big problem.
Of course John and Katie are going after Rachel. Its over a thousand miles to Idaho. They do have Sat phone contact with Pearl Harbor and Jessica who's a petty officer and a whiz with the computers and satellite feeds. She's going to direct them to Idaho.
So begins another great read by Patton.
This one has John, Katie, Dog, Col Crawford, Sgt. Scott, Martinez, Irina, Igor, the Russians, Dodge City, a car that John and Katie make the run with, loads of the walking dead, wolves, a Rachel in the wilds fighting to stay alive, a dead pilot, the Russians hunting John, the Russians who have taken over American bases in the Western Part of America, a traitor in Australia an old friend of Johns named Lucas, his mission, the Aussie SAS, a fight in Dodge City, Hind Helo's, a snow storm, death, explosions, a man who might be immune to the plague, a plan by Irina to get a Helo that Martinez can fly so she and the others can get to John in Idaho, a John and Katie making it to Idaho, a wolf attack and John, Katie, Dog and Rachel finally reuniting after one helluva running rescue.
Five Stars and then some. Waiting for the next novel.
This book in the series is a bit more calm than most of the others on the action front. Don't get me wrong, there's still plenty of action going on, but it's not nonstop like some of the previous books have been. I think it's a great change of pace! We get to see a bit more of the emotional and mental struggle the characters are going through at this point in addition to the daily fight to survive.
Our beloved characters are still here, and we spend quite a bit of time with all of them. We learn a bit more about some of their internal thoughts and workings, which just makes them even better. There are some interesting things we find out about our Russian friends that could take the story in several directions. It will be fascinating to see how it plays out.
The book does end on a cliffhanger, because Mr. Patton loves to torture us like that. In his defense, he's quite exceptional at it and knows how to leave his readers breathlessly waiting for more, and stalking his Facebook page to make sure he's writing and not sleeping or doing any other trivial things most people do. The book must come first! Well, after the real Dog.
These are amazing books. I always tell people about them any chance I get. They hold your attention, they draw you in, they make it all come unbelievably real, the way a great book should. This book in the series does not disappoint. If you've read them thus far, you know what you're in for and are going to enjoy the ride. If you're considering picking up these books, do it! As a zombie hater, I love them and without a doubt consider Dirk Patton one of the best authors I've read in a very long time, in ANY genre! I'm so, so glad I picked up the first one somewhat by accident. It's been a very happy accident, indeed! I can't wait for the next one, and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after...
Patton has succeeded, yet again, in providing his readers with an installment in VP that delivers the thrills and massive amounts of action packed fights that are unique to this particular series. True to form, his novels pick up precisely where the former left off, sending the reader right back into the action. It's difficult for me to say much without giving the entire book away, but Patton has figured out how to provide readers with a continuing story (I mean seriously, 8 books! 8!) that not only becomes more elaborate as it progresses but he has also found new ways of doing away with the infected. It's always interesting to see what fresh new tricks Patton has planned for John to execute on his enemies. In short, I love this series. I love the characters, the plots, (I'm intrigued to see where Patton will be going with the recent developments of the infected in future installments), and I also love that even though it's looking like the Voodoo Plague series isn't about to slow down anytime soon, that I'm still just as excited for the new releases as I was in the beginning. If you haven't read Voodoo Plague, just do it already. Meet John, Rachel and Dog, I guarantee they'll take you on an adventure you won't soon forget.
Just finished and like the others, this book is a juggernaut that just keeps going, keeps getting better and the suspense builds until you read the last sentence and have to wait for the next to be released. Some complain that this book didn't advance the storyline at all, but the story is about John and the things he's going through primarily. Other characters that are not involved with him during current events don't need to be talked about in a story that lives and dies with him. And John is very much alive (with Katie and Dog) to rescue Rachel. The action and events that take place are believable and the author isn't just rehashing his previous scenarios. Yes, the general them is the same, but the environment and dangers are very different and need to be handled differently than in previous books. For me this was a great book that I was dissapointed to have end and thoroughly enjoyed every chapter. John's tired, both physically and emotionally and I think you can see it in his actions. Can't wait for Book 9 (Precipice) to come out in another month or so!
These books by Dirk Patton just keep getting better. In this book John goes off to find Rachel, and Katie is along for the ride. What a ride it is! All of the usual dangers are around, but new ones are also added. I stayed up late into the night to finish this book I have already bought the next book in the series, Precipice. It is the ninth book in the series. I highly recommend Recovery: V Plague Book 8.
This is book number 8 in the series/serial and it's still going strong. If you liked the pace, plot and characters from the earlier books you're going to like this book just as well. This is a single continuous and very long story that is still fresh and exciting. I pre-order the next book for my Kindle as soon as Amazon makes it possible to do that. The author says the story will continue until it reaches it's own end and I hope that isn't any time soon.
Remember, this is a serial novel, so don't start with this as the first Voodoo Plague book you read. Start with the first book, "Unleashed" and read forward.
Also, these books have absolutely nothing to do with VooDoo. One of the books names the cause for the zombies as "The Voodoo Plague" and that's pretty much it. The name "Voodoo" just disappears from the series except in the titles of the books. Even there its called "V Plague".
What a great series! I have just finished book 8 and was surprised by the ending……can’t wait to see what happens. I already have book 9 on pre-order from Amazon. Couple of things I love about the series. 1st I love the characters and how they develop over the series. It is easy to really feel for them and hate them “Roach for example”. The second thing I have really enjoyed is the take on the Zombie genre. I have read just about everything in print in the ZA genre a majority of it not so good. This series is in the top 3 on my list. The different approach to zombies for lack of a better term or should I say “Infected” is well thought out and fresh. Last I really enjoy the sense of humor injected into John one of the main characters.