Military Post-Apocalyptic At Its Finest
5 out of 5 stars
As I’ve come to expect – almost non-stop action from beginning to end. Extinction Inferno was a blast of a book. It was one of those books that as soon as I finished it I thought “I should read that again, I’m sure I missed all sorts of little hints”.
Smith and Melchiorri absolutely nailed it with Inferno. I didn’t think this series could get any better, but I was wrong. As much as book one in this series shocked and surprised me – Extinction Inferno surprised me even more. There were scenes in it that I thought I had pinned and… nope I wasn’t even close. Other times – I was sure I knew what was going to happen to someone, haha, just kidding, not even close. I love when an author can surprise me like that.
Just like the first book – Extinction Inferno is one of those books that is hard to review because there are so many plot points that I want to talk about that would give away the entire book. So, I won’t even attempt to talk through them. Just know that you’re in for a great book. Military Thrillers to Post-Apocalyptic fans will love it. Also, if it’s not obvious already, if you’re a fan of Nicholas Sansbury Smith or Anthony J. Melchiorri – you’ll also love this book.
Throw in the excellent narration by R.C. Bray and you have a winner. It’s like that perfect dinner after thinking about it all day. You go into it hoping that it’ll be as good as you remember and it ends up being even better.
The government said the Variants were dying off….
That the beasts would be extinct in a matter of years….
That the Allied States had returned to prosperity and freedom….
The government was dead wrong. Deep under the cities, the Variants weren’t just hiding, they were breeding. While the human survivors of the Extinction Cycle built outposts and brought back industries, the monsters were building something of their own. Working with human collaborators, they constructed a vast underground organic network to control this new army and launch a blitzkrieg assault across the Allied States. After tunneling under the walls, the beasts managed to overwhelm even the most fortified outposts. Many of them fell within days, forcing the military to abandon bases and retreat.
But not everyone is on the run. Team Ghost hunts a monster behind enemy lines that could change the tide of war. On the USS George Johnson, Doctor Kate Lovato and her team of scientists seek to understand and tap in to the Variant network while oil tycoon S. M. Fischer and his engineers come up with a plan to help buy time for the remaining outposts. And, at Outpost Portland, Captain Reed Beckham and Master Sergeant Parker Horn investigate a frightening conspiracy involving the human collaborators.
As the Variant armies surge across the Allied States, those working to stop them realize even desperate measures may not be enough to prevent the total annihilation of their country.
Extinction Inferno by Anthony J. Melchiorri, Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Narrator: R.C. Bray
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
Series: Extinction Cycle: Dark Age #2
Published by Blue Heron Audio on October 1st 2019
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Also by this author: Extinction Shadow, Extinction Ashes, Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, The Extinction Cycle, Extinction Age
Also in this series: Extinction Shadow, Extinction Ashes