They searched for gold. They found death
Iraq 2005 Seven mercenaries journey deep into the desert in search of Saddam's gold. They form an unlikely crew of battle-scarred privateers, killers and thieves, veterans of a dozen war zones, each of them anxious to make one last score before their luck runs out. They will soon find themselves marooned among ancient ruins, caught in a desperate battle for their lives, confronted by greed, betrayal, and an army that won't stay dead...
British author Baker (Outpost) makes his U.S. debut with a top-notch horror thriller, set in Iraq. Three top-secret 2005 CIA communiqu s from Baghdad Station, dated August 25, 2005, referring to a contamination zone in Iraq's Western Desert, lend verisimilitude at the start. The action begins with a Blackhawk helicopter dropping an American soldier onto the roof of a runaway locomotive in the desert. The soldier succeeds in stopping the locomotive, whose controls are jammed. In the engine bay, he finds two Western security contractors, Lucy Whyte and Amanda Greenwald, both unconscious, one with a bullet wound in her leg. Flash back five days. Greenwald's team is lured to a remote desert site by rumors that a huge cache of Saddam Hussein's gold is concealed there. Of course, they face all sorts of difficulties recovering the treasure trove, not the least of which is the appearance of the walking undead. Fans of zombie fiction and students of the Iraq war will be equally enthralled.
I read Outpost last week and Juggernaut this week, that's how involved I became in the world the author Adam Baker created. These two novels read like you're watching one of the most gripping apocalyptic films ever brought to the screen, I literally couldn't put them down.
I plan to re-read them both in the future now I have the novels timeline in order. Make no mistake this book is a stunning slap in the face for jaded fans of both spec ops and futuristic zombie horror.
Readers I present to you the rusty razor wire-crowned king of apocalyptic horror Adam Baker.......
Pre Apocalyptic with current war themes
Intriguing, having read Outpost first I knew what was coming, this was different in that it gave an explanation of sorts, really hard to read, skipped loads of paras where repetitive battles, gouging, fighting scenes were described, these became very boring, the females were not believable sadly although the Iraquis and other mercs were, unsure if I want to continue with series as there are no high points, also, the undead being killed would simply continue to be undead.?
Tidy darts.....good read