A devastated Earth. Rogue bio-weapons. And a recruit with secrets. In this explosive new military science fiction novel, a tight-knit infantry squad is thrown into battle against a mysterious enemy that appears without warning and strikes without mercy.

There's only one way for a man with Maseo Kaytu's secrets to join the military: by volunteering for a suicide mission as a 'cry pilot'. He cheats the system to survive, but you can't fake basic training. Assigned to a squad of misfits, Kaytu learns how to fight, how to obey, and how to trust. Yet the more he bonds with his fellow recruits, the more he risks exposure of his criminal past.

Keeping his secret is about to become the least of his problems. Kaytu discovers that his platoon is being deployed against a new kind of rogue bio-weapon. One that has torn apart every military force it's ever faced . . . .
August 6, 2019  |  416 pages
(Read from Jan 24, 2021 to Jan 31, 2021)
Grade: C    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 100% Entertainment, 0% Literature
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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Decent novel. Characters are likeable and have unique personalities. The plot is engaging and interesting and the culture of the society they live in is easily palpable. However, I found the incoherent techno-babble that didn't make any sense to be grating. It's a bunch of random scientific words strung together to sound like you're smart, but its not. Lacks description of the remorts. It was hard to visualize the creatures and weapons due to lack of explanations.   (+1 vote)