Book Chat: Day by Day Armageddon

Shattered Hourglass

The 3rd book in the Day by Day Armageddon series.

 

2012

Amazon

Blurb:

The acclaimed military thriller of the zombie apocalypse from the author of Day by Day Armageddon and Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile!

In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States—where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population—a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one more day—or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.
This book gets two stars because the ideas of the side plots were interesting, they just simply didn’t belong in a third installment of this series. I hope Ghost Run returns to what made the first 2 books good. And from the reviews I read, it will. I’m very excited for new material. I think this book is a black spot on the series. It appears that Mr. Bourne agrees, as he seems to have gone back to the style of the irst 2.

 

Review:

Kil is taken aboard a submarine, the USS Virginia. Those in command in the government want Kil to help with a secret mission into China; bringing back Patient Zero. They hope to create a cure from the first victim. When it is revealed who/what Patient Zero is, it was strange to say the least.

Meanwhile, Kil’s girlfriend, Tara and the rest of his friends are onboard the ship USS George Washington. Unbeknownst to them, radioactive specimens (from nuked cities) have been brought onboard to study. Needless to say, these creatures cause mayhem later.

A special ops team is sent into the interior of Oahu. They were brave and fought valiantly against crazy odds, but unfortunately two were killed. Honestly, I did not understand why these soldiers were sent on this mission.

Also, a four man team are sent to secure Hotel 23. The team must move around only at night; one, the undead don’t see well in the dark and two, the mysterious group who sent Project Hurricane to Hotel 23 in the last book can have “eyes” on the group during the day. Unfortunately, a deadly figure known as “God” does in fact have eyes on them.

Meanwhile, several unlucky scientists and soldiers are trapped in the frozen Arctic. They really can’t expect rescue but start communicating with the USS George Washington, in hopes that something can be done eventually to help them. Their worst issue is the cold. Fuel is running short and the idea they came up with to use the undead to create fuel was gross and brilliant.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 installments of this series. These were written in first person while this novel was written in 3rd person. I actually like 3rd person stories better, but for this series it didn’t work as well. The story didn’t feel as personal.

There were too many characters to me; it was hard to keep track of everyone and their missions. I like military jargon in a zombie apocalypse, which gives it a “real” flavor. But the overuse of it was overkill for this reader and made the reading very slow.

 

NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the November issue.