A Season For Slaughter
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I first read this on the 2nd March 2009 and most recently on the 20th September 2010.
This is the fourth novel of "The War Against The Chtorr" series.
It was a long time coming but well worth it.
The Chttoran invasion is still in progress. Humankind is slowly being
overrun, as little by little the Chtorran flora then the fauna encroach,
invade and overcome.
While much of the world has either succumbed or is in denial, the US
fights desperately on. Jim McCarthy is the in the front line as you'd expect,
his friends dropping like flies around him. While fighting Chttorans he
is also struggling against the incompetence and betrayal of his superiors.
Our hero sails up the Amazon in the
Hieronymous Bosch, a giant airship, seeing the increasing infestation below and they
head toward the massive Chtoor mandala city in Coari.
As usual he's got relationship problems especially with the lovely
General "Lizard" Tirelli. But in the midst of all his angst he still finds
time to kill more Chtorrans that just about anybody else, and to explore an
immense underground Chttoran bio-factory.
It was a long wait, but worth it. Pretty good as a novel, but fantastic
to read as an epic across four volumes. I have been eagerly awaiting the
fifth volume, long overdue, but apparently now published and due to arrive at the
Max Library For Mankind real soon now (latest Amazon estimate seems to be November 2011).
Loaded on the 23rd March 2011.