I'm posting the same review for each of the books
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