Michael Talbot is back and with a vengeance! Anyone who is a fan of Mark Tufo/Michael Talbot will thoroughly enjoy this much anticipated addition to the Indian Hill Saga.His fight to save the human race is just beginning as his attempts to help integrate the now freed Genogerians into what is left of humanity is sadly falling apart. Humans do not trust the creatures that were sent to destroy and dominate them, relegating them to desolate areas of what is left of the United States. And Genogerians have tasted a freedom that they know not how to handle and are quickly becoming a very dangerous loose cannon. His life long friend, Paul is more a rival and politician than Mike cares for or can handle. Drababan remains stoically by Mike's side as well as his next door neighbor and godfather to his son Travis. Preparations for the anticipated arrival of the Progerian battle cruiser are under way as well as trying to build a world force to help in the coming battle. Into that mix is stirred human greed, hatred and jealousy. Michael Talbot is once again drawn into a fight to save humanity, not only from itself but from a growing danger that was predictable but no one saw coming and it has a name: BETH. Tracy comes into her own and you will cheer for her when she makes her stand and understand why Mike knows when to get out of her way, which is most of the time. Drababan finds himself between a rock and a hard place but a truer friend Michael Talbot couldn't have. The fight for Earth is just beginning as new friends and allies in the most unlikely places are discovered and enemies abound, some from within. And when help comes from an unlikely source can it be trusted? That remains to be seen. Kudos to Mark Tufo for listening to IH fans and giving us everything we asked for and more.
I writing the same review for each of the books, they are all wonderful! I read a lot, one or two books a week, mostly SiFi/fantasy . I started down this road with Mr. Tufo when I picked up Zombie Fallout September 1st of 2010,wherein I was introduced to a set of characters who I sincerely cared for, Michael Talbot being at the head of that list. I was late coming to the Indian Hill series, but boy did I make up for lost time. I read IH1 January th and then sprinted through 2-7, this past week, finishing IH7 EARLY this morning (2/4/18). This series is more than just a space opera, it is a story of love, bravery, and especially hope and family.
Mr. Tufo recreated Mike's world in such a way that all of the characters were the same people with eerily similar backgrounds to their counterparts in the Zombie series. They are, for the most part, younger with less seasoning, but they still hold true to who they are in the other, I'll call it dimension. Mike is still a bit crazy, he still has many of the same phobias, and shortcomings, yet he in some ways is stronger and less flawed they the other "Mike", or just differently flawed. You have Mike's Childhood friends Paul and Dennis who like Mike grow up and take on enormous responsibility at a very young age. Though as I write this they are the age many of our service men today are when they join up. They become men at a faster pace because the world needs them to. You have a love story as well, one that as readers of Mr. Tofo's books will recognize immediately, Mike and Tracy, though you will scratch your head and wonder where Tracy is for a while. There is also the love between men and women who fight and die together, who don't fight for lines on a map or star chart but the person net to them in combat. Other friends fall into this place with Mike, like BT and DraBaBan a new character, who it is impossible not feel great compassion for.
The seven book series see's these people grow and change, some for good other for worse, but in any case you can't help but enjoy the ride and watch. If you haven't read the Fallout series of books don't worry, start here and then go meet the other Mike. Mark Tufo, thank you
Ok - Anyone who reads this, I’m putting the same review on all of the books I’ve read in this series. At this time, that would be books 1,2,3,4. I’m on 5 right now and should finish that and book 6 in three or four more days. I loved Mark Tufo’s zombie series. And now I’ve gone and become hooked on another series: “Indian Hill”. The same characters tend to find their way into this series. Which is great and rewarding to my imagination. The action is well written. Descriptive. Enough four and five letter words to make you chuckle. You begin to build an attachment to Dra…oh. Wait. Better not spoil that part. A movie series based on these would be must-see-TV for me, but would probably do better in an Anime style. It would be well worth watching. DO NOT start reading this series unless you have the free time to plow through 5-6 books in a week. I’m kidding. You should get them anyway, read, and enjoy them for what they are: escapism, post-apocalyptic, adventure, with a little dramedy thrown in. Kudos, Mark. You hooked me, and I will continue to read on.