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Extinction Horizon (The Extinction Cycle, #1) (utgåvan 2014)

av Nicholas Sansbury Smith

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The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet-a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters. After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. The virus is already spreading. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything. Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?… (mer)
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Titel:Extinction Horizon (The Extinction Cycle, #1)
Författare:Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Info:Publisher Unknown, Kindle Edition, 351 pages
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My first Nicholas Sansbury Smith book and it's a fun one. As a fan of zombie movies and Outbreak style films this book combines some of both. A nice change from the usual YA apocalyptic books I have read. ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
EXTINCTION HORIZON (THE EXTINCTION CYCLE# 1) BY NICHOLAS SANSBURY SMITH is definitely one of those books that is so intense I forget to breathe!

What scared me the most about this book is that it could actually happen in reality.

So, what do we have here: We have the US government, who developed a experimental drug during the Vietnam War, give said drug to US soldiers, drug backfires and soldiers become monsters who eat people and themselves . Next, fast forward to today .US, gov has taken drug, mixed it with ebola and POOF, we have people who not only turn into monsters but they infect other people who thus infect other people and so on. It is up to Delta Force Team & CDC to try and eradicate this mess before they, & all of mankind are exterminated.
This book scared the daylights out of me .

I cannot wait to read second in this series!

I recieved this book free from goodreads in exchange for a honest review. (less) ( )
  DDJTJ1 | Sep 17, 2017 |
The artwork for The Exctinction Cycle series is pretty cool. The series is seven books long and the story goes from crazy to... well, extinction! It's gory, monstrous and filled with non-stop action! So why did I pause with Nicholas Sansbury Smith's audiobooks, after book 3? (The Variant Creatures Concept belongs to http://nicholassansburysmith.com)

If the world is going to end, why to give it back to the carniverous, lascivious transformations of what was once our mothers, fathers, sons and daughters?

The story begins with some Egghead thinking it would be awesome to take the ebola virus, mutate it, then use it as a super-soldier weapon! Why do people hold to such Hitlerian ideals? As you can already imagine, it does not go very well, leaving the world in an egregious ruin. But all is not lost; we still have Ghost Team! The world is not all lost... or is it?

There's a ton of betrayal and lies being tossed, and nearly everyone is lost! The world will never be the same and with only a handful of both scientific and military professionals on the job, humanity may be on its last legs. Can the creatures, created by the mutating virus, be stopped?

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  AReneeHunt | Aug 24, 2017 |
Just recently I read "Hell Divers," also by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and it was beyond fantastic! I'm seriously still thinking about that book today. I loved it so much I was determined to buy and read everything else the author has ever written, then lo and behold the next day, I received this awesome email from the author himself generously offering to gift this series to me if I was interested in reading & reviewing it. I was not only pleasantly surprised and ecstatic but I was thinking damn, this is a man after my own heart. Not only is he a fabulous writer but he can read my mind too! Needless to say, I told him of course I'm interested, so he graciously gifted me the books and here we are. *Just to be clear, my review is totally my own and is in no way influenced by my outside communication with the author...

What happens when a variant strain of Ebola starts turning man into flesh seeking, deranged monsters aka Variants? Absolute chaos! A military ghost team and a team of scientists are doing everything they can to contain and stop the virus but the virus is spreading so fast that the only realistic outcome is extinction of the human race! Can they figure out how to eradicate the Variants before the Variants eradicate the entire human race?

From the moment I started listening to the story the action was in full force and didn't let up until the very end which is exactly what I was in the mood for. I especially appreciated the level of technical detail and complexity that went into the virus and Variants plot. It was completely realistic and 100% believable. The author also has a knack for developing characters that you want to read more about and ultimately form an attachment with. I did have deja vu a couple times though. I felt like there was some redundancy in several areas of the plot. That's the main reason I went with a 4.5 star rating. All-in-all though, this was a very solid start to the series and I'm looking forward to continuing the action in book two, Extinction Edge.

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Nick!


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  EmpressReece | Aug 22, 2016 |
Ummm.... okay. It's more a horror story than a zombie story (I know, zombies kinda belong in the horror genre, but... there is a distinct tone difference between zombie fiction and stock horror fiction - this book falls into the latter). Think Saw, not World War Z. Yes, yes, both are gory and scary and graphic but Saw's violence and gore is intentionally gratuitous and low in suspense while WWZ makes you check your stock of ammunition and look twice at panhandlers acting oddly.

And... I'm sorry, a virus will never ever ever ever, no matter how much you try to suspend disbelief, cause an instantaneous transformation from regular teeth to yellow pointy ones, nor will it cause your fingers to grow into claws that allow you scale metal walls. It's a virus, not a genetic mutation... and, even if it were a genetic mutation, it would take a lot longer than a handful of minutes for all your teeth to mutate to yellow pointy things... anyway... this is why this book is slashy-horror, not suspense, not zombie...

As a horror book... it's okay. I don't typically read this type of horror (I like the terror-horror way more than the grotesque-monster horror) so I'm not a great judge, but... I didn't care about any specific character enough to worry if they'd live or not, I didn't believe the "conspiracy", and I didn't enjoy the "sucker lips" part because, well, I didn't care who they sucked... and, really, how did the author get so much blood out of these cardboard characters anyway??

I won't be reading any more in this series... I like suspense in my zombie fiction, and I like to care about who the zombies are eating. Spending hours following a bunch of people I can barely tell apart going hither and thither just so they can be attacked by yellow eyed yellow toothed pouchy lipped blood sucking "zombies" ... naw...

Oh, and, to those reviewers who are "paid" (including by free book copies) to review books - every time you write a review that "up-sells" a mediocre book, you're doing a disservice... review honestly or don't review at all. ( )
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The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet-a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters. After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. The virus is already spreading. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything. Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?

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