Book 1 of Plague Wars - listen to it or Book Zero, The Eden Plague, as your introduction to the best-selling apocalyptic military sci-fi thriller series.
When U.S. Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth's blown-off legs begin to regenerate, she thinks it's a medical miracle. But the breakthrough that's healing her war injuries is exactly what the government desperately wants to contain - by any means necessary. Hunted, she must cross an America wracked by strife, to try to find a family who may already be dead, searching for the inhuman secret of what started it all.
Reaper's Run is an origins story and apocalyptic novel, the beginning of one warrior's journey from tactical cop to freedom fighter and beyond. It leads the listener into the acclaimed Plague Wars military science fiction series.
©2013 David VanDyke (P)2014 David VanDyke
"Looking forward to the next one!"
The writing and narration were excellent. The story was compelling and the main character believable
I can't decide on a favorite scene. The book flowed well and the action was well paced. I was engrossed in the story.
I would have liked to listen to this in one sitting, but kept being interrupted.
I am looking forward to reading the next installment. I could kick myself for taking so long to listen to this one.
"This story better than the first one."
I'm not a fan of dystopian future books. But I like this story. The characters seem relatable
i am really enjoying the series. on to book 3 for me for now. l
"I can't finish this! Kill someone please!"
I read the prequel to this book so I was very familiar with the premise. The prequel gives an excellent back ground about how the “cure” started. There is lots of action. A lot of bravery. Sometimes characters actually die *** spoiler *** People who have taken the cure cannot kill someone else. Logically at some point they will need someone willing to remove the threat to them. In both books the characters are in life and death situations and began ramblings about how to hurt not kill their attacker. The premise is good; it is just the “cured” got on my nerves.
If the person does not have any skill in combat before the cure, they will not be able to even incapacitate an attacker after they take the cure. Yes, there is that caveat that only if their life is threaten will they kill. So a threatening situation is presented. The cured will take a few seconds to determine if they can incapacitate their attacker. Should I kill you with the Humvee or just hurt you? When a cured does kill, they keep a roster of the people, figuratively. At some point they will have a personal dialogue about doing a penance; the cure plays with their morals. Next combative situation they are even more reluctant inflect violence to someone.
At a minimum a cured person must be able to disable an attacker. In the prequel and this book the main characters have military/combat/martial arts training. Their strategic ability allows them to create a campaign to successful spread the virus and protect themselves.
How many of your neighbors can defend themselves? So give them the cure and what?? They are physically health people who are unable to put some woop ass on someone who is threatening them. In any other apocalyptic situations, anyone with a gun, who feels threaten, will shoot. Even if they have to close their eyes. I am a person who ascribes to the principle, kill the opponent. That is one less person who is coming at your back to kill you.
I am going to do something totally out of character for me. I will read a book out of order. I could not finish this. Heck after the farm scene I was finished. The antihero, Skull, who was in the prequel is the central character in book 2. As of the ending in the prequel, Skull did not take the cure. From the description of book 2, it seems that Skull will be the one eradicating the threat to the cured. He will do some killing!! Following this character appeals to me.
If you can deal with that flaw for the cured, and the situations it puts them in, read this book. It would be really good. There is action, tense situations, government duplicity, and total destruction to the fabric of their society. A good apocalyptic novel
FYI. I gave the prequel a better rating. The central theme was dispensing the cure.
"Enjoyable despite being somewhat predictable."
The societal decay shown was expected, but the crisp narrative kept my interest. excellent !
"Damn! What a Great Story!"
The story got intense enough in a couple spots that I had to put it down to let my pounding heart stay in my chest! I can't wait to read/listen to Book 2. Too bad about Python but it was a good end.
"good idea, amateur execution"
This was a book about a plot to a book. Not near enough dialogue to develop characters. The areas that did have dialogue were ruined by the actors terrible renditions of southern accents that came off as mocking and cartoonish.
This was probably the author's first book. I previously read "First Conquest" by the author and it was really good. Wanting more like that one, I went back to read his other works. I wish I hadn't; however, I do look forward to more books like First Conquest." I hope they come out soon.
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