Book Chat: Extinction Edge

The second book in USA Today bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s propulsive post-apocalyptic series about one man’s mission to save the world.

MYRA’S HORROR BLOG REVIEWS : I wanted to write reviews as if I were sharing the love of a book with a friend. What I liked about it, from storyline to characters; to include any parts that had a negative impact on me as a reader. Join me on the couch as we explore today’s exciting read.







The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato’s bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the Hemorrhage Virus into something even worse.

Survivors call them Variants. Irreversible epigenetic changes have transformed them into predators unlike any the human race has ever seen. And they are evolving.

The fractured military plans Operation Liberty–a desperate mission designed to take back the cities and destroy the Variant threat. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham agrees to lead a strike team into New York City, but first he must return to Fort Bragg to search for the only family he has left.

As Operation Liberty draws closer, Kate warns Beckham that Team Ghost won’t just face their deadliest adversary yet, they may be heading into a trap…



We pick up with the characters after Variant X9H9 has been deployed across the U.S. It kills the majority of infected people, but unfortunately the approximately 10% it doesn’t, have changed. Mutated. No longer stupid, stumbling zombies, the variants are fast, show some intelligence, and are rapidly evolving into apex predators. They are fearful in appearance; with reptilian eyes, claws, fangs, and with the ability to climb across even ceilings.

Beckham has made it to safety with Kate to an island off of New York shores. General Kennor is anxious to get Operation Liberty underway. What remains of scattered troops will be united and kill variants, starting with the big cities. Only a few thousand variants are spotted by satellite in NY, but Kate tries to convince the general the numbers should statistically be more like 2 million. 

Beckham and a new team are assigned as one of the small units for NY. It soon becomes clear the variants have laid a trap, swarming by the hundreds of thousands from the sewers and subways, where they have been hiding. When there is no more room in the military vehicles nearby for an escape, Beckham leads the remaining soldiers into the sewers. Jets are bombing the variants above ground and the team hopes to survive under the city. That is, if they can keep from being eaten by the variants.

A thoroughly enjoyable read. Highly recommended for zombie fans and those following the Extinction series. I can’t wait to read book 3 and see how Beckham does in his new adventure underground.






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