Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sheep Book Review: Alien Research by Gini Koch
Alien Research (Book 8)
By: Gini Koch
December 3, 2013
When rumors of a new super-drug surface, the FBI comes to Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini for help. It becomes quickly apparent that the drug is merely the tip of a deadly iceberg and a much more insidious plan is underway involving Titan Security, Gaultier Enterprises, and YatesCorp.
As newly discovered A-Cs and hybrids begin to surface, each with expanded and deadly talents, more and more signs point to a new evil genius who’s using the A-Cs and their enemies both as guinea pigs. Then Area 51 and the Dulce Science Center go silent while Alpha Team, Airborne, and most of the worldwide A-C Security team are there for training. And if that’s not bad enough, Centaurion Division is hit with more bad, and deadly, news: Chernobog the Ultimate, isn’t a hacker myth, he’s a real person -- and he’s on the bad guys’ side.
Now Kitty and company must find the real Dr. Feelgood and stop him or her before the latest version of Surcenthumain hits the streets and more people they love are harmed, or worse. But when the inconceivable happens, Kitty’s focused on two things only: reviving the ACE entity before their enemies realize Earth’s best protection isn’t actually active…and revenge.
I'm a long time fan of this series, the writing style, the campy dialog, sexy aliens, the plethora of animals and general political intrigue. The latest edition from Gini takes a slightly darker detour this time around. You think you know where a story is going and then BAM, you're blindsided with some twists.
I believe in spoiler free reviews, so I can't tell you what the twist is. But by the undead gods, I want to! I will say that the never ending adventure and high stakes action are enough to keep anyone entertained and wanting more. You will not read any other book on the shelf like this. There are just none. Gini takes her unique skill to the next level. It's a gift and she uses it with gusto!
On top of all the drama is our main pair Kitty and Martini, raising a family the best way they know how. Holding onto their love and passion under the harshest of times and keeping the world safe from alien maniacs, but having a blast doing it. These books are pure enjoyment from beginning to end.
If you don't fancy heavy dialog with snarky banter, this book wont be for you. If you don't enjoy political games and secret pelican brief scenarios, this book wont be for you. If you hate animals, see a doctor and...this book wont be for you. If you've yet to start this series, do not start here. The saga is meant to be read in order.
My only complaint would be; keeping the characters names to either first or last. Kitty has a bad habit of calling someone by a first name and then in the next paragraph by their last. With this many characters now in the series, I'm getting lost! But aside from that, this is yet another hit from the Megalomaniac mastermind pulling the strings!
Getting 4 'magic elf' Sheep