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Summary

A hardened group of survivors fight back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race. Banding together with what remains of the U.S. Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, not only plans to survive - he plans to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America. Smith's teenage daughters have become zombie hunters of unparalleled skill, both at land and on the sea, and they may hold the key to the rebirth of civilization on a devastated planet.

©2015 John Ringo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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not as good as the other books

I loved the other books in this series but this was a let down. To full of acronyms and abbreviations and not enough story about the characters and situations. lots of information that didn't add to the overall story and just not enough plot.

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Just getting better :)

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I am just gripped by these books, normally series do have stuttering books but ok only book 4 but so far each one gets better than the last. Can not wait until number 5!

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Really enjoyed this series

Author avoided turning it into a people v people book.. Avoided the rotting corpse walking scenario (which biologicaly would not work) had a plausible sounding start to the "plague" (not that I'm a biologist).. Avoided the stupid people doing stupid things scenario's..

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john does it again

Another awsome saga with wolf squadron. faith is the biggest baddass in the world and rocks

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Slightly less coherent than books 1-3

There is more of a gearshift from book 3 than there was from book 2 to 3, and it seemed slightly discordant once or twice. "Wilkes" previously a very somber character with a fairly stern parental tone in all conversations, suddenly in this book is jocular and, having been reduced from secondary character to background, is acting like a random 30-something. I'm not sure if it's the lines as written or the delivery, but it was jarring in spots. Even so, I enjoyed the book and look forward to any sequel that may come.

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  • 16-01-15

A good place end

I'm hoping John Ringo ends here. While the book is not bad for what it is. Parts of it at time felt contrived. It really seemed as if the author was trying to force the story to a conclusion. As a fan of many John Ringo books that may not have been a bad thing.

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  • Christopher J Bayne
  • 09-01-15

Good ending to the series.

I wish they would of added more on spots they skipped and less on operations. I was hoping for how they would Intergrate with another large force and what you would you do with people that didn't want the new world to go back.

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  • Elis Law
  • 07-07-18

Great ending to a great series

I enjoyed the entire series, and this was a very satisfying conclusion. My only issues with the series are: (1) The wife/mother of the main characters was pregnant, but there was never any mention of her giving birth/having a miscarriage during the ensuing 12 months; and (2)The series lacked any real tension. Although I did not get bored, I was also never on the edge of my seat, and [SPOILER ALERT] not one main character died—in the zombie apocalypse. 🤔

Only 4 stars on the performance, because Tristan truly cannot carry a tune! There is a fair amount of “singing” in all of the books, and most of the songs are well known; however, Tristan speaks them in a very strange way instead of even attempting to sing them, and it’s just...wrong! 😂 With that exception, the narration is quite good.

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  • smb072
  • 12-01-15

Sierra Hotel!

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Fun, cool, interesting, action-packed, and unique take on zombie apocalypse. I'm a big fan of John Ringo's books. He writes in a very comfortable style.. he's a good writer.. but he also knows how to throw in great humor mixed with technical detail and hardcore military concepts. Mix Neal Stephenson, Steve Martin, Tom Clancy, and Richard Marcinco... while drinking Scotch and listening to Crux Shadows. He's at the top of my novel watch list.

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  • Lewis
  • 13-01-15

Great ZA story.

My greatest dream realized in fiction.
I hope there are many more books in this series. This story has to be far from over.

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  • Ed
  • 08-01-15

Great end to the series, but is it just me or....

Did it feel rushed? This series had characters that I really liked and maybe Ringo felt he didn't want to write this series anymore... I personally liked it and felt that book one and two were great. I would say grab this and enjoy it for what it is, an ending.

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  • Alice
  • 21-08-21

still love it

will there be more with the Wolf squadron? I need more Faith in my life.

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  • Lee Duckett
  • 17-07-21

Another Ringo classic.

What does it mean when a ZA yarn has you misty-eyed at some points, and laughing aloud at others? In my experience, it means John Ringo wrote it. Highly recommended.

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  • Lori D. Bowland
  • 07-07-21

one word

excellent okay need more words how about very very very very very very very excellent

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  • Forgiven
  • 26-04-21

Wow just Wow!

John Ringo is the Mozart of Zombie books! His stories of the plague is without a dought the best of all the Zombie books I have read, or listened too. You will laugh, cry, clap and then reread John's stories over and over again, just incase you may have missed something or as I have just to relive John's stories. Thankyou Mr. Ringo for your imagination.