“Based on "True Events"! YUP!
“Based on "True Events"! YUP!
If you love zombies you will have been enraptured by the recent goings on in Miami with some face munching.
Well here comes the (alleged) back story and of course its those damn Russians.
Egor & Yuri!
This introductory episode had me giggling from the start! A great mix of tongue in cheek, serious hard core horror, some brilliant spy stuff and good ole fashioned gruesome, gigglesome horror!
The American "ACES" team are exactly what you would expect - hard, precise, excellent caricatures!
This has just enough techno info to keep you informed but not overloaded.
The action starts and does not stop, reads like a great spy novel with a twist and then BAM flashes of yellow light and you know the world is going to hell in heartbeat.
Talk about a cliff hanger, I literally went "oh" out loud.... So excited to read the next installment.
Brilliant writing from Mr Rosamilla!!”
“Book Info: Genre: Spy/Techno-thriller Reading Level: Adult Recommended for: Fans of dark urban fantasy, spy thrillers, zombies, techno-thrillers
Disclosure: I received this Amazon eBook as a gift from Vincent Hobbes of Hobbes End Publishing (the publisher) in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Miami, 2012. A new gun has made its way from a Russian science lab to the streets of Miami—a gun that destroys the executive functioning power of the brain, turning people into zombie-like beings.
The Miami Asymmetrical Clandestine Elite Service (ACES) team must intercept these weapons before they arrive at their intended destination.
Follow the Miami ACES team in their thrilling adventures in this new series.
My Thoughts: Inspired by actual events. That mention, at the beginning of the book, and the snippets of newspaper headlines, chilled my blood. Then I fell into this amazing story and barely breathed until I finished it.
Rosamilla and Waters have a real gift for description, characterization, and exciting plot flow. This is a short story, but I still got a firm grasp on the world, the characters and the plot in the short time given. I especially like the interactions between Kostas, Mike and Jennifer, along with whom I was frequently rolling my eyes at Kostas’ antics. I really liked Mike, too, and couldn’t help but sort of like Ozzie/Oliver as well, despite what a tool he was.
This novella is superbly edited, so kudos to Hobbes End for that. I am definitely immediately adding the rest of this series (as currently available) to my wishlist and watching for future episodes. I should point out that these stories are being written by various people, and the next story in the series is San Diego Spy Games: 1967 – The Saga Begins by AK Waters and Nathan Palmer.
I have a few other books by this Rosamilla in my wishlist; he’s one I’ve been interested in for awhile, and if this is any example of his writing, I’m doubly interested in them. I’ll be sure to let you know when I get a few more, and will review them no matter how I acquire them.
I highly recommend this book if it sounds like the sort of thing you would like. I enjoyed it immensely, and thanks to Mr. Hobbes for gifting me this copy so I could read it. I’m totally hooked on the Spy Games!”
“The serial seems to be making a comeback. Armand Rosamilia's Miami Spy Games is a slick mulit-genre affair that allows non-traditional zombie fans a chance to experience something special.
The opening salvo smartly uses real events like the man who had his face eaten off to add the sense of reality into the story. This is "ripped from the headlines" fiction at its best. Rosamilia weaves in an espionage angle that had me waiting for the appearance of Michael Weston, Sam, and Fiona.
The cover is inviting and may even snag a few non-zombie fans who do not see the "Russian Zombie Gun" subtitle. My guess is that the fast-paced action and the well written story will have them hooked before they know what hit them.
With some excellent offerings out there like "White Space" opening the door on a fantastic genre, this is a great entry that deserves attention. Can't wait for the next episode.”