"Strong UFO thriller"
The residents of Collier, Georgia always enjoy the annual
Independence Day celebration especially the fireworks.
However, this year the fireworks are different as a huge
UFO crashes killing or severely injuring approximately
twenty-five per cent of the locals.
Top secret elite military cadre ONYX arrives in town to
secure the perimeter. No one will enter or leave
quarantined Collier. To the surviving townsfolk, the
operation looks more like an invasion force, which turns
worse as the soldiers obey orders of strict security
enforcement. Violence between both sides of Americans
break out even while the UFO remains under the waters of
the nearby lake. Unless cooler heads prevail, further
tragedy seems like the only outcome.
FIREWORKS is not an Independence Day or War of the Worlds
ET invasion tale though the alien craft crash serves as the
catalyst to the theme of how will the Feds react to a UFO
and how will locals react to the heavy handed Feds'
response that "incarcerates" them? Instead the novel feels
more like the Hoffman thriller Outbreak though the impetus
varies. Though why the UFO was flying over earth is never
revealed (sequel perhaps) the action is loaded, but James
A. Moore forces his audience to ponder what seems like
believable actions and reactions of real people, soldier
and resident alike.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 17, 2003