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Publisher's Summary

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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might keep reading

book one was a well structured set up for a story that got my interest about alidn invasion. this follow up.. well. not as good. I think the zombie apocalypse should stay in the zombie books.

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After the ship

This story picks up right when Indian Hill 1 left off. After the Aliens are revealed to the general public, the world falls in to chaos. Beth and Deb somehow find themselves alone and surviving together. They made an awesome team. However, I didn't like Beth in the first one and I really don't like her in this book. She isn't a likeable character to me. Deb on the other hand, deserved better.
In all of the disarray, Paul and Mike relationship starts to evolve. I would imagine that an alien invasion would cause emotions to run high. These characters, their actions and their motives are very different from the ZF series but in a good way. I'm also going to mention that I love Mike' s new alien bestie. I was really emotional for this one. I laughed but I could really empathize. Mark Tufo is really good at giving the humor through the horror.

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 02-07-18

Not as much Talbot, but still good

The story became more well rounded with added character development. Only bad thing is I now have to get the 3rd one.

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great book

loved the story. made the work day feel a lot shorter. looking forward to next book

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AWESOME book!

Once again...Mark's writing & Sean's great way of bringing out the characters, it's a winner!

I love all of Tufo's books!

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And it begins

The Reluctant hero once again Michael Talbot his life on the line to save others. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the planet is aware of what he’s willing to sacrifice. Bravo Mark Tufo, on to the next

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It's a series...

In my opinion, this wasn't as good as the first book. But this is a series and much of this book's content was necessary to advance the series.

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Just not as solid as the first...

Really, really liked book 1... didn't wait for my next monthly credits and bought this one as soon as I finished the first. I'm kind of wishing I had waited. I'd be okay with blowing a monthly credit on it, but it's not one I'm happy to pay full freight on.

Maybe it just clashed with my personal ideas and expectations of the story that i built up in book one, and of course all reviews are subjective. When i review, I do try to avoid spoilers for people who want to read it anyway. With those provisos, here's my take on "Reckoning".

The story is scattered... It jumps from being a tight narrative coming out of book one that hops between multiple tangents with no warning. It takes unexplained jumps a quarter of the way around the globe. A massive secret fort appears in a matter of months, with a two thousand strong, well trained Army to man it. The time for any one of those items, construction (of not one but two bases), recruiting that many men in secret or training to a decent level should be counted in years. At least 1 year, for Pete's sake.

A host of new characters appear to fill some mil-fic adventure stock roles, but they struck me as being hollow. They either needed more detail to be engageable or less detail so they don't cause a bump in the reading.

The character who tries to take the wheel while the main one is m.i.a. is somehow both shallow and enigmatic at the same time. He's just not worth the effort it took me to come to grips with him. We never really get the meat of why he had this radical personality change to be cold and driven, from college partier to hard-ass militia Colonel in one step. And how on earth did he become a tactical and strategic genius, smarter than the whole U.S. military establishment when his highest prior recorded achievement in that area was playing a few games of Risk?

In the plus side... The narrator did his usual great job. Runette is a name I'm always happy to see on a prospective purchase. Good voice, good pacing, solid consistent characters... I've never been unhappy with one of his recordings.

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Not as good

Not as good as book one in the series for sure. As a gun nut I find it frustrating when the author gets gun stuff wrong. And it happens a lot in this book.

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Just dang good writing. All around good stuff.

I could listen to this author and narrator every day. Entertaining, excellent characters, exciting plot. Gotta love it.