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Roth Masters is a protector to the bone. Driven by the losses of his past, he fights side-by-side with Hell Squad to protect the human survivors of the alien invasion. As leader of Squad Nine, he and his team are known for their perfect timing in a firefight. But Roth knows they need more intel on the raptor invaders - something to turn the tide of the battle. And he knows the woman he rescued from an alien facility is hiding secrets he desperately wants to uncover.

Former Coalition Central Intelligence Agent Avery Stillman is still adjusting to her new life. Left with terrible gaps in her memory, she has vague recollections of failed negotiations with the aliens, the invasion, and after that...nothing. Until a hard-bodied soldier pulled her from a tank in an alien lab. Now she's trying desperately to remember, to help fight back, and also battling the crazy attraction to the man who keeps pushing her for things she can't remember.

Soon Roth finds himself torn between his duty and keeping the strong woman he's falling for safe. As the pair head into alien territory to investigate, they are attacked and crash land alone, far from base. They have to work together to survive the aliens, but when Avery finally remembers everything...her secrets could annihilate all they hold dear.

©2015 Anna Hackett (P)2017 Anna Hackett

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Good Series

This is a great series. It's full of action, great characters and witty dialogue. It's well written and the world building is fantastic and well written. I really enjoyed reading this series and plan on reading many more from this author.

I love this series and recommend this book and series to anyone looking for a good alien story to read.

Reading order......
- Marcus
- Cruz
- Gabe
- Reed
- Roth
- Noah
- Shaw
- Holmes
- Niko
- Finn
- Devlin
- Theron
- Hemi

****Gifted copy by author****
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Hell Squad, Volume 5 doen't disappiont

Love this series! With each book, the story becomes more complex and involved, building the back story of the invasion a bit at a time. Hell Squad makes more of a guest appearance here and the story revolves around Roth, head of squad 9 (LOVE the idea of an all female squad with a couple of token men) and Avery, a new character, briefly mentioned in a previous book.
Written with Ms. Hackett's wonderful style and talent, ROTH is a definite hit and must read in this genre. Great narration by Jeffrey Kafer & Samantha Cook who bring the action and the characters to life

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Roth and Avery.

Still holding strong in the alien invasion. We meet new people in this book and new alien monstrosities, can’t wait for the next book. Loving the world building. Wish the books were a bit longer. I get these with my Kindle unlimited then purchase the audio using the Whispersync sales. Recommend reading them in order, as it follows a timeline. Narrators are great.

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  • 06-20-21

Another winner

Series is still building on similar theme with some differences. Enjoying all of the action and the love and sex is great; not too over the top. There thoughts out loud are funny; nothing like a cocky Alpha male (no pun intended) with a spicy female. Narrators continue to do a great job with characters. On to the next book. This should be a TV series.

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Fascinating

Avery and Roth initially had a frenemies vibe with one another due to her inability to remember vital information. However, things change when she has a minor fall that causes memories to resurface and brings Roth’s protective instincts to the surface!! They’re mutual respect, determination to defeat the enemy, and defense of those less fortunate cement an unshakable bond between them! Their relationship has plenty of sexual chemistry, humorous dialogue and adventurous activities that make their story fascinating to listen to 🎧. The narrators were wonderful too! Can’t wait to listen to more of the series!!

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Book 5 out of 20 in an amazing completed series

I have read and listened to this book 5 or more times.
The world has been invaded by dinosaur-looking reptilian aliens. A small hidden stronghold of humanity remains hidden outside of Sydney, Australia. Join the survivors as they learn to love and fight to stay ahead of the aliens,

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Great story!

Other fascinating story! This author definitely has me wanting more. The stories are full of romance, suspense, adventure and action.

The narrator’s do a fabulous job with the characters and voices of each. I think I have found two more narrator’s to add to my list of favorite. The narrator’s bring the characters to life.

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great series, I love these characters

I love this series- full of action, strong women and a fantastic romance. These books have a specific formula- men and women who are fighting against the aliens who wiped away most of the earth, find love in this tragic situation. Roth and Avery have to go through, erm, hell, to achieve their HEA and it's a great ride. I also listened to the audiobook through audible escape and it's great- same narrators as the prior books and they do a great job bringing the story bringing it to life.

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Cute Story

I liked this one - it was a bit like the others, didn't stand out that much but wasn't bad either. Just another couple in the series. Love that some of the backstory is uncovered though. You find out what happened, who betrayed humanity and opened the possibility for some different story lines in the future.

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Action Packed

The narrators did a good job. I'm enjoying this series and I like the each book is about a different couple. Each book also has a specific mission within this action packed series with a continuation story arc. I really enjoyed this story between Roth and Avery as things heat up with the aliens.

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  • jd66
  • 01-25-21

Awesome

Once again another dramatic and intense story from this incredible series. These two narrators did a great job with all these books. Cannot wait for the next book now

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  • SFF Dragon
  • 08-26-20

There's more than one happy ending in this action

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There's more than one happy ending in this action packed sci-fi romance. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next one.

I absolutely love Anna Hackett's stories, I've read quite a lot of them over the years, actually, everything she's written and she's one of my all-time favourite authors. Her stories never disappoint, and nor does this fantastic addition to the list of must read books. 'Roth' is the fifth book in the Hell Squad series and I absolutely loved this action packed romance set in and around the post alien invasion ruins of Sydney. When I originally read this book nearly five years ago now, I thought I'd just read a bit before breakfast, but it grabbed me on the first page and I really didn't want to put it down. I was so engrossed in this action packed story that I didn't notice the time passing or anything in the here and now until I got to the end, and I was left with a smile on my face and the distinct impression I'd not only missed breakfast, but lunch as well and it was getting dark. It's a good thing my partner can cook or I'd have missed dinner too. This audio version grabbed my attention in exactly the same way and I listened to it all day, but I did, at least, remember to eat this time with the added bonus that I didn't have to stop listening to do it..... Yay!!!


I re-read my favourite books on a fairly regular basis, but I now suffer from varying problems with my eyes, and I decided to give audio books another chance. I've mostly avoided them in the past because the narrators left a lot to be desired and generally ruined the books. Taking the literary equivalent of a nice, crisp, juicy salad with zing and turning it into something akin to a month-old limp lettuce leaf. I'm overjoyed to say that the two who narrate this series, Jeffrey Kafer and Samantha Cook are incredibly good, truly the exception rather than the rule. They managed to maintain the gritty fight for survival action adventure nature of the book and I highly recommend it to any lover of all-action, alien invasion sci-fi wrapped in a little romance with a few steamy bits for added spice. But, as this is a series with each story following on from the one before and having the start of the next story somewhere in the last chapter or two, I do suggest that you start from the first book, 'Marcus', and then listen to them in order. It'll be worth it and you get the survivors' story from the beginning-ish. The series is set around Sydney, the capital of the United Coalition of former Commonwealth nations and the USA, and actually begins about six months after an alien invasion which decimated the planet and killed billions in the first wave of the attack.

Although this book is part of the Hell Squad series, Roth Masters is actually the leader of Squad Nine, based at the Blue Mountain military facility. They do recon and provide back up on an almost daily basis for Squad Six, known to one and all as Hell Squad. Roth is angry, frustrated and desperately in need of something they can use to fight the Gizzida, the aliens who attacked Earth over a year ago. He thinks he knows who can help, but former United Coalition Central Intelligence Special Agent Avery Stillman has a memory which is more like a Swiss cheese since she spent a year in an alien tank, and has blinding headaches every time she tries to remember what happened. She can't remember anything after the initial negotiations with the aliens started and no amount of interrogation by Roth, the man who rescued her, will change that. But there is more going on between them than frustrating question and answer sessions, and they're both afraid to trust or care because of their past experiences. All will be revealed, as will the part played by The Enclave.

I'm not going to give any spoilers, but this is an absolutely terrific book with everything you could possibly want. It has humour, strong alpha males, as well as equally strong alpha females who are some of the best and toughest soldiers around, action, aliens and other bad guys to fight, survivors to rescue, traitors to be found and a steamy love story with a happy ending. It has another happy ending too, but I'm not going to say what it is. It did leave a smile on my face though. I loved it and can't wait for the next one.

5 more than well earned stars along with places on my 'read/listen again' and 'rescue if the house is burning down' lists.

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  • karen grave
  • 05-14-21

and here we go

the story opens up nicely by introducing the Enclave. now we have different environment and different characters and lots of different types of action. Roth and Avery are a good couple it was nice to see section 9 come in to their own, especially seeing as it's women dominated.
I like the introduction of a different type of Alien it gives the book a bit more drama and action, what is Anna going to think of next?
Samantha and Jeffrey did an awesome job as usual and I'm looking forward to Anna's next book in the series. these are an awesome read and I'm enjoying them immensely.

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  • Anwar
  • 12-04-20

Brilliant

Book 5 of Hell Squad called Roth is all about Roth Masters and Avery Stillman. They meet when Roth drags her from and alien tank during a rescue and she fights like a wild cat, his interest is peaked immediately. Later in another mission Roth gains some information that puts Avery firmly in his crosshairs but, as he interrogates her he learns things he never expected and he begins to really like her, then she undergoes a dangerous procedure to regain lost memories and things really take a turn for the worst. When they are stranded together on a mission fighting for their lives their relationship really takes off and they fall hard for each other. This is another story full of aliens, double crossing humans, standard humans, humour, lots of action and some scorching hot romance. All in all a triumphant combination that kept me listening on for more.