Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Book Review: Crypto Squad 2 by Eric S Brown


The Crypto-Squad assembles and mobilizes against a global threat when The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse began to wreak havoc in every corner of the world. This is a battle royale of freakish proportions that pits Sasquatch, Mothman, El Chupacabra, and a host of other strange creatures against Death, Famine, Pestilence, and War in a showdown where earth is the prize.

My Review: 
As Sandoval lay dying, he was able to do one last spell, feeding the blood of the serpant God into the ground to awaken the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse-Death, Famine, Pestilence and War. They each choose a part of the world to bring their special disasters to and now only the Crypto Squad can stop them.

Humanoid rabbit, Jack, travelled through space and time to escape a new kind of zombies called Weepers, who infect through their tears. When he arrives and is taken to the base, Jimi is called in to read his mind and what he sees is so scary that he insists that Jack is detained and frozen until it is time to add him to the Crypto Squad. Now that the Four Horsemen are on the march, it is time to see if Jack is willing to help them. With War turning humans into a killing mob in Canada, Famine killing crops in Iowa, Death sucking the life out of plants and animals in Peru and Pestilence turning out a plague in China, the team are running out of time. When the Four join up, Earth is doomed.

Jack features in other books by Eric S Brown which I haven't read so this was my first sight of him. I admit that a gunslinger time travelling rabbit is very interesting and the perfect addition to the team! As always, I love Jimi but he is in trouble this time as his psychic powers are enough enough to save the squad when they start getting into deadly danger at the trouble spots around the world caused by the Horsemen. The Horsemen are a lot tougher to stop in this book so we see the team having to use every plan and resource just to stay alive.

The book is about seventy pages this time but it was an enjoyable and tense read as our team face more dangerous enemies than the first adventure. I liked it and again it has that great cartoon cover that you get from Eric S Brown on all his books. More B movie monster fun from Jimi and the gang.

Read July 2017.
4 stars.

6 comments:

  1. OK. That rabbit on the cover is too awesome. This sounds like a great bunch of fun and I need to check it out!

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    1. He's got that psycho rabbit kind of vibe going there hasn't he!

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  2. Eric has great covers for this series. I have the first book on my list for this month. Looks like I should go ahead and grab this one too.

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    1. I need to try and get paperbacks of the next two and the missing ones of Bigfoot Wars. I can recommend his Kraken books (reviews this week!) and I'm itching to try his shark books!

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  3. Looks like such a fun read. I love all those 'critters'.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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