"MIB move over the Guardian Force is here"
After reading this book you will forget your preconceived
idea of ZOMBIES! For those who enjoyed the movies MEN IN
BLACK and MIB II, you will enjoy this book's humor and
Bio-engineered creatures called ZOMBIES were originally
designed for protection but have turned murderous and it is
up to the Interplanetary Guardian Force to seek and destroy.
It's Christmas in Bahia Vista, Florida, USA and Homicide
Detective Sergeant Theo Petrakos was not looking forward to
the holidays with friends and family match-making efforts.
He had one last call before his vacation begins but he
wasn't sure weird was an accurate case description. A
strangely mummified body went to the morgue and his
responsibility is to take some sort of hi-tech computer
equipment to the station. The last thing he expected while
making a short stop by his home was the appearance of a
monster and a sassy pint-size lady warrior coming to his aide.
Since the Tresh Border War ended, Commander Jorie Mikkalah
is part of the Guardian Force. She is dealing with shipboard
politics which includes an ex-lover who has given her
questionable evaluation and Captain Pietr who pits one
officer against the other. Finding her way on a nil-tech
planet whose strange language is similar to Vekran is not
the easiest duty, but a friend assigned to Earth has not
made contact and she feared he was dead. While attempting to
recover the T-MOD and escape from ZOMBIE attack she
transports Theo with her to her ship.
Although Jorie presents her suspicion that there is more
than ZOMBIES on Earth, Captain Pietr is not convinced. After
some tactful arguments, the Captain agrees to allow Theo to
work with Jorie and her team to resolve Earth's ZOMBIE
situation. They soon find the true extent of danger and must
work with what and who is available despite regulations.
Amidst distress and damage, these unlikely partners discover
they are more alike than expected.
The fast-paced, unfolding of danger and melding of their
efforts builds a believable adventure with a sly humor. The
characters respect for duty and chain-of-command and
frustration over its limitations as well as snippets showing
differences and similarities in their relationships present
a well-rounded troop. The humorous perceptions of Earth by
Jorie and her rescue team added to the actions and reactions
of Theo, his friends, family and neighbors build layers and
details that readers will appreciate.
For further reader enjoyment, Ms Sinclair has links a video
book blurb and the song DOWN HOME ZOMBIE BLUES available for
fans who visit her web site.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted October 1, 2007