Jon Hudson, lead investigator for the Department of Homeland Security's Fusion Center-P, thinks his job is a joke. While other Fusion Centers focus on thwarting terrorist activity, Hudson's division is tasked with handling paranormal threats to national security, of which there have been zero during his years at the DHS. When yet another Sasquatch sighting leads to a research facility in the backwoods of Maine, disguised as an abandoned Nike missile site, Hudson's job becomes deadly serious.
Hudson and the local Sherriff, Ashley Collins, suddenly find themselves on the run from a ruthless ex-Special Forces security team, but the human threat is short-lived as something very much not-human destroys the facility and heads for civilization, leaving only a single clue behind-a name scrawled in blood-Nemesis. Working with his team at Fusion Center-P, Sherriff Collins and a surly helicopter pilot named Woodstock, Hudson pursues the creature known as Nemesis, attempts to uncover the corporate secrets behind its creation and accidental release, and tries to comprehend why several clues lead to a murdered little girl named Maigo.
But as the body-count explodes, along with the monster's size, it quickly becomes clear that nothing short of a full military response can slow Nemesis's progress. Coordinating with every branch of the U.S. military, Hudson simultaneously searches for clues about Nemesis's origins and motivations, and leads the counterattack that will hopefully stop the monster before it reaches Boston and its one million residents.
Witness the birth of a legend as Jeremy Robinson, bestselling author of SecondWorld and Ragnarok, combines the pacing of Matthew Reilly with the mystery of James Rollins and creates the first iconic American Kaiju* story since King Kong.
*Kaiju is Japanese for "strange beast." The genre includes classic monsters such as Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah.
©2012 Jeremy Robinson (P)2012 Jeremy Robinson
"Robinson blends myth, science and terminal velocity action like no one else." (Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Infected and Ancestor)
"Just when you think that 21st-century authors have come up with every possible way of destroying the world, along comes Jeremy Robinson." (New Hampshire Magazine)
"There's nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom." (Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of The Descent)
Me am Pop-Surrealist Tiki-Artist living and making Art on the active volcanic "Big Island" of Hawaii. Aloha.
Great story. Great reader.
The monster - it was an ever changing terror and yet awesome creature.
The main hero is a Bruce Willis "everyman" type, read to perfection by Jeffrey Kafer.
I loved it! I was so happy that finally someone had written a good full length kaiju story. Bravo Jeremy Robinson!
I've waited for a book like this for years! It is (and will be) a Kaiju-Kulture classic! It's more than you think. It starts like an extremely delicious episode of "The X-Files", then it transforms into a graphic horror story with gruesome detail so fantastic & gory it touches a Japanese level of genre high-Art. Then, it changes again, which shows Jeremy has deeply researched (and I think loves) this subject material and shows all the required views of mankind's helplessness and political inability to actually deal with something as extraordinary as a real life "Godzilla". Just when you think Jeremy has said all he has to say about such a well known pop-culture icon as Godzilla, and may slip into parody, he steps it up - and a brings in ancient mythology and deeper meaning. The author also is savvy enough to turn around and look at the Kaiju (giant monster) genre itself a gives a knowing nod that we have watched Godzilla movies since the 1950's - yet, Jeremy tells his tale with a fierce freshness making it as exciting as it was the first time I sat in a matinee and watched "Destroy All Monsters". He fully understands the enigma that makes kaiju popular: they are huge frightening forces of horror and destruction, and at the same time are sympathetic emotional focus of the fulfillment of human destiny. Like Godzilla at his best, Nemesis is both a destroyer and also a force of fate. A god-monster that lays waste to cities, yet is avenging some great human sin. "Project Nemesis - a kaiju thriller" I hope this strange title means that Jeremy will write more Kaiju thrillers. Thanks you Mr. Robinson for the wonderful story, and thank you Jeffrey Kafer for the great reading! More please!
Fun. Action-Packed. Entertaining.
The FBI main character. He made me laugh out loud. He doesn't wise-crack through out the book to the point of being annoying but he does have a sense of humor. He's also not uber-macho. Now the sheriff... she was macho enough for both of them.
I don't think I've listened to Mr. Kafer before but he did a great job. He's the kind of reader that you don't really notice because he's doing such a good job.
You will really like this story if you're into sci-fi monsters. And if there's a sequel, I'm in!
This was a solid and enjoyable book,fast paced and to the point. In an age of bloated hyperbole and forced exposition this moves briskly along. Not all books need to be "great" and finding a truly enjoyable book is a pleasure. I'd put this at the top of the list.
Sheriff Collins was my favorite character due to her never say die attitude and physical and mental toughness. Although not as fleshed out as the main character she's still given enough backstory to explain who she is and why she has the skills that she does.
Kafer's performance was fun and spirited. He seemed to inhabit the main character's skin very easily and delivered his first person narration more like an actor than a reader.
It was broken up almost like a movie serial so it had logical breaks that made it easy to return to without losing the whole plot. Due to how I need to listen to audiobooks I rarely have the chance to listen in one sitting and I appreciate books that don't require rewinding.
This is overall a lot of fun with a good heart without skimping on the brutal horror that a giant monster attack would cause. At the same time it is not pornographic in its depiction of this horror but instead uses it to show how brave the characters must be to continue to fight Nemesis.
Maybe I would just try another book from this author
more historical background on nemesis
good mix of characters, but a little too much territory (almost reads like the author really is beginning a the X-files series in which you have to keep watching to fill in the gaps).
Its definitely up there with the best books Ive read/listened to.
Cant pick a favorite character because nearly all the characters were intriguing in some way. Hudson saw huge character developement throughout the book from regular dude on a mission to fearless leader and more. This book is mainly in his 1st person perspective. Collins has a similar developement. Even the Kaiju has a very interesting personality that might as well surprise everyone during its various chapters where the author leaves Hudsons 1st person perspective to narrate the what the kaiju is doing in 3rd person. its very well done.
Kafers performance was great. I enjoy a narrator that distinguishes characters with different pitch voices and accents. He read the book very well and has a pleasant voice for a thriller.
wierd question I dont know how to answer, but throughout the book, I was constantly thinking "this book is laid out like the perfect Kaiju film". the book felt like a true action thriller film, theres just no shortage of fast paced action.
I bought this book Saturday at night and ended up spending the entire next sunday in bed just enjoying this audiobook until I finished sunday night. Being an avid Godzilla fan, I was very excited to pick this up and by the end I just thought "Nemesis would give Godzilla a run for his money". Pretty terrifying yet Magnificent monster.
I couldn't recommend this book enough to anyone who's fond of classic Japanese movie monsters like Godzilla and Mothra!
Jeffrey Kafers smooth delivery draws you in, makes it real and doesn't let you off the hook until the last sentence has been read.
Jeremy Robinsons writing is exquisite. Cant wait to grab the next in the series!
I put off listening to this book because I didn't think 'Kaiju' would be something I would be interested in, however, I couldn't turn it off. I should know better than to doubt a book written by Jeremy Robinson, he has a wonderful ability to incorporate great monsters and great characters that you want to hear about more. I hope we see more from Nemesis and Jon Hudson. Jeffrey Kafer once again does a brilliant job of capturing the attention of the reader and keeping that attention through the entire story.
This book has everything! An angry Momma Bear! A giant Monster! Intrigue! A cranky former Marine pilot!
Woodstock the pilot! Nothing makes a good story like a cranky old Marine!
The flying squirrel suit! No, wait, the bear!
This book is a blast! I've listened to it twice so far, it never gets old!
You can't go wrong with this one! It's got everything!
"A full on joyride"
Not the usual audiobook I would go for but it is one of the best I've listened to this year
It's a roller coaster of action and thrills each time you think it's over the storyline twists and sends you in a totally different direction. This is a solid story that will have me looking for more books from the author in the very near future
Jeffrey Kafer pulls you into the story with ease his voice brings each character to life and makes you care for there safety
Godzilla with ladies problems
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