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"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 storyline.

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

SUMMARY

**2007 HONORABLE MENTION - BEST FUTURISTIC ROMANCE**

In this steamy, suspenseful new novel from RITA Award–winning author Linnea Sinclair, a dangerously sexy space commander and an irresistibly earthy Florida police detective pair up to save the civilized galaxy . . . but can they save themselves from each other?

Bahia Vista homicide detective Theo Petrakos thought he’d seen it all. Then a mummified corpse and a room full of futuristic hardware sends Guardian Force commander Jorie Mikkalah into his life. Before the night’s through, he’s become her unofficial partner—and official prisoner—in a race to save the earth. And that’s only the start of his troubles.

Jorie’s mission is to stop a deadly infestation of biomechanical organisms from using Earth as its breeding ground. If she succeeds, she could save a world and win a captaincy. But she’ll need Theo’s help, even if their unlikely partnership does threaten to set off an intergalactic incident.

Because if she fails, she’ll lose not just a planet and a promotion, but a man who’s become far more important to her than she cares to admit.

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The Down Home Zombie Blues
by Linnea Sinclair

Bantam (Dell)
November 1, 2007
Available: November 27, 2007
ISBN #0553589644
EAN #9780553589641
560 pages
Paperback
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