Thursday, May 12, 2011
[Review] - The Zero Dog War
Author: Keith Melton
Series: Zero Dog Missions
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: February 15, 2011
I received this book for review from the author.
Summary: After accidentally blowing up both a client facility and a cushy city contract in the same day, pyromancer and mercenary captain Andrea Walker is scrambling to save her Zero Dogs. A team including (but not limited to) a sexually repressed succubus, a werewolf with a thing for health food, a sarcastic tank driver/aspiring romance novelist, a three hundred-pound calico cat, and a massive demon who really loves to blow stuff up.
With the bankruptcy vultures circling, Homeland Security throws her a high-paying, short-term contract even the Zero Dogs can’t screw up: destroy a capitalist necromancer bent on dominating the gelatin industry with an all-zombie workforce. The catch? She has to take on Special Forces Captain Jake Sanders, a man who threatens both the existence of the team and Andrea’s deliberate avoidance of romantic entanglements.
As Andrea strains to hold her dysfunctional team together long enough to derail the corporate zombie apocalypse, the prospect of getting her heart run over by a tank tread is the least of her worries. The government never does anything without an ulterior motive. Jake could be the key to success…or just another bad day at the office for the Zeroes.
Contains explicit language, intense action and violence, rampaging zombie hordes, a heroine with an attitude and flamethrower, Special Forces commandos, ninjas, apocalyptic necromancer capitalist machinations, absurd parody and mayhem, self-deluded humor, irreverence, geek humor, mutant cats, low-brow comedy, and banana-kiwi-flavored gelatin.
Thoughts: An assault team for hire. They deal with the more stickier paranormal threats. When SWAT can't get it don't The Zero Dogs are brought in.
This story starts off with a fast narrative and shoots straight into the action. Melton has a strong writing voice that is hard not to love. I think this story holds a little something for everyone. If you have a favorite paranormal creature, you'll probably find it somewhere in the pages of this book. I loved the heroine Captain Andrea Walker, she is a kick-ass girl. The attraction with Captain Jake Sanders is absolutely delicious. In my opinion he is definitely what she needs. The Zero Dog War is a fast ride with some lovable characters and laugh out loud moments. Zombie fans will enjoy this one.
Score: 4 Stars
Where to Buy: (available in ebook formats)
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Author Website: http://keithmelton.wordpress.com/
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