Kill Switch Paperback – 10 May 2016
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- Publisher : Griffin (10 May 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250065259
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250065254
- Dimensions : 14.35 x 3.63 x 20.93 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 355,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Is Kill Switch recommended? Yes, without question...Series fans will certainly have much to celebrate in this new Joe Ledger entry. Those who somehow missed or avoided the series are urged to seek out the previous titles and join the ranks of those who so admire this wonderfully unique, suspenseful and endlessly ingenious series. -- BookgasmA blend of sf, horror, technothriller, and crime novel, this is one of the best adrenaline reads out there. --Library Journal, starred review Maberry evokes Lovecraftian elements and modern-day thriller tropes to craft a fast-paced tale that incorporates a wide array of conspiracy theories, fringe culture motifs, and Cold War weird science into a sort of kitchen-sink affair that shouldn't work nearly as well as it does. -- Publishers Weekly Praise for Predator One: An action-packed read that sets hearts pumping and fingers quickly turning those pages... enjoy this thrilling roller-coaster ride of a book. --The San Francisco Chronicle (4 1/2 stars) A harrowing addition to the Joe Ledger series...fast-paced and gripping. --SFSignal.com (4 1/2 stars) Praise for Jonathan Maberry: "Top grade horror fiction." --Booklist, (Starred Review) on Code Zero A fast-paced, brilliantly written novel. The hottest thriller of the New Year! In The King of Plagues, Jonathan Maberry reigns supreme. --Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Athena Project "Wow! From the first page of Patient Zero you know you're in the hands of a master...This is high-concept with brains, action with soul and fast paced tension with psychological insight." --M.J. Rose - bestselling author of The Reincarnationist "The Ledger novels are exciting sf thrillers that just happen to involve stuff that's a little out there...Readers familiar with the series will need no prodding to check this new one out." --Booklist, starred review on Extinction Machine Capt. Joe Ledger of the Department of Military Sciences returns for his exuberant eighth adventure (after 2015's Predator One), in which he once again has to prevent a disaster of apocalyptic proportions.... With his enemies able to hijack brains and turn allies into traitors, Joe can't trust anyone, turning this into one of his most personal missions yet. Maberry evokes Lovecraftian elements and modern-day thriller tropes to craft a fast-paced tale that incorporates an a wide array of conspiracy theories, fringe culture motifs, and Cold War weird science into a sort of kitchen-sink affair that shouldn't work nearly as well as it does. The sheer intensity of the story takes a heavy toll on Ledger and his team, leaving it anyone's guess where Maberry will take readers next - Publisher's Weekly
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A bit of HP Lovecraft thrown into the mix of action,adventure,espionage,supernatural goings on.
You really care about Joe Ledger and his team,the books must be read in sequence to fully appreciate the unfolding story and how they are all connected even the zombie series set in the future.
A great addition to the series,already looking forward to the next one
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This started off really good, but then meandered around through the middle of the book with out much of a plot until it comes together near the end of the book that is quite a page turner.
also the big bad could be spotted from a few pages in and was nowhere near as good as villain as his previous books
It just seems that Jonathan is running out of ideas for Joe. after zombies, genetic super soldiers, drones then a mix of all of them in one book mr maberry needs to come up with something new or end the series possibly in style.
as said i am a big fan of his Joe ledger books but this does not live up to the hype