Indian Hill 2: Reckoning starts where the first book in the series left off. After escaping from the Progerian Alien vessel, Michael Talbot is now given the opportunity to hide in obscurity with the rest of the human race or rise to the occasion and once again find himself immersed in a battle that he wants nothing to do with.
Mike goes home and while reconnecting with a family that believed him dead he decides to join whatever resistance force can be mustered to repel the oncoming invasion. As the world of man gets thrust towards the abyss of extinction, two women in love with the same man make a desperate bid to travel across the country to reunite with him.
Mike will suffer the ultimate betrayal from those he loves the most. Will mankind fall and be ground to dust like so many other civilizations or will the tiny humans thwart a takeover? Only time, and shed blood will tell.
©2012 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor
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Another great series from Tufo/Runnette! I'm getting caught up on reviews. This is for the first 5 in the series. I loved them all with the exception of #3, which under-delivered for me, but was still great. I like Zombie Fallout series best still, but I highly recommend this one as well. If you are familiar with Tufo's other works, then many of the names and personalities will be familiar. He sticks with winning combinations and just changes the situations these characters find themselves in. Get the series!
Great story, a little slow in places but overall an amazing story line. If you like Mark & Shawn narrative then you will enjoy this book. I've already purchased the 3rd book.
I think this book will do it for me for the Indian Hill series and maybe I'll just look for a synopsis somewhere. The first book was amusing but this book was like one long "coming attraction." Pretty much nothing happens. There are some action sequences and such but it's really a long haul. Also, it's getting deep into the teen angsty thing and the entire Deb/Beth/Mike thing is really way, way too played out. People die and I'm pretty much not moved emotionally at all.
I have to say I'm really not a fan of the narrator. He could be good in other books but he doesn't sound anywhere near like a catholic kid from Boston. Not even close and the voice just doesn't match up with the heroics that the character ends up performing.
Anyway, I'm pretty tired of this book and cannot see myself sticking around for 4 more of the same.
not worth the 5 credits you have to pay to finish 1 book I quit after 2 books when i realized to finish I would have to use 3 more credits. Story stops in the middle so you have to pay again to continue.
I still like the concept.... HOWEVER.... If you are going to start writing about the military, you need to do some research into the military. My God, this book has got to be the worst piece I've ever read (or heard in this case) misusing military jargon, lifestyle, rank... Well, absolutely everything! No Marine would ever just accept someone giving anyone a uniform and proclaiming themselves a Marine. Even if that was their son. The title is earned. And this crap about just calling yourself a rank makes it so and everyone else is supposed to respect you?? Really? Uh no. I guess Beth can just proclaim herself world empress too, right?? And the killer of all killers... How is it possible that Mike spends a week with a group of scientists who find nothing yet his friend Paul gives him an MRI and finds out he has been bugged??? Seriously??? What did he do with the scientists then for the entire week, drink beers?
Sean Runnette is the MAN. The Tufo Runnette combo is always a knockout, I can't think of a single book that I didn't rate 4-5 stars with this pairing
If you liked Indian Hill, you'll like this book
I truly enjoy Mark Tufo's writing, and on every level know that it's all fictional. I read the Zombie books first and there was never a mention of the alien invasion and the world almost being destroyed prior to the zombie virus attacking the population. Maybe the author should edit the zombie books to At least acknowledge the experiences that Mike lives through prior to being the hero of the zombie books. Just saying.
That being said, I really love these books, and the narrator is truly talented.
If the narrator didn't sound like WIllem Dafoe doing his best Willem Dafoe impression I supposed. I found myself out-loud making fun of it while I listened. "Then we'll crack a few beers..."
Just from this series. I gave up. From the author apparently abandoning first person for third person omniscient along with the main character himself (I'm guessing he comes back but I couldn't wait around for it) to the excruciatingly bad military-speak and implausible plot-lines regarding the militia, etc. I just couldn't get past it.
The love child of James Earl Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't save this.
The chapter's long setup of the militia and the girls running around being chased by gang members and all the deliberations of minutia robbed this story of any epic feel that an alien invasion should have.
Can't believe people like this so much. With a "Young Adult" (read: Tween) designation, I guess but I was expecting decent prose, story line, continuity, etc.
Always enjoy a good Talbot story. Started to be disappointed with Talbot fate but he is a glutton for gluttonous punishment
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