FORSAKEN, A UNIT 51 NOVEL, Book Two, by Michael McBride, Kensington Books


“McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror
that keeps the reader on edge.” –Examiner

See my review of Book One Here


At a research station in Antarctica, scientists discovered a strange and ancient organism.
They thought they could study it, classify it, control it. They couldn’t.

Six months ago, a secret paramilitary team called Unit 51 was sent to the station.
They thought the creature was dead, the nightmare was over. It wasn’t.

In a Mexican temple, archeologists uncover the remains of a half-human hybrid. They believe it is related to the creature in Antarctica, a dark thing of legend that is still alive–and still evolving. They believe it needs a new host to feed, to mutate, to multiply. They’re right. And they’re next. And the human race might just be headed for extinction . . .

“Highly recommended for fans of creature horror
and the thrillers of Michael Crichton.”
–The Horror Review

Book Two


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Holy crap on a cracker! Can this series get even more enticing?! I’ve read both books, I’m hooked and now, WHERE’S BOOK #3???

LOL, Just Kidding… (not really)

I am such a huge, huge, fan of Michael McBride’s work!  He did such an awesome job picking the story up, where it basically left off and expanded the mystery from there.  Talk about not wanting to put the book down… I read this book in one day (and night). I just had to know what was going to happen next.  Most of the characters (who survived) in the first book are brought back in the second along with many new ones that are of equal value to the story.

I absolutely loved the main characters and their important place/part they played in developing what is clearly a spine-tingling sci-fy thriller.  The many uses of facts and current mysteries of today, tagged along with what is best described as a genius and innovative use of fantasy is extraordinary and McBride nails it effortlessly.  He truly gets you wondering… wanting more.

The setting is perfectly drawn out to allow the reader a visual aid highlighting the complexity of the environment and structures used to further along the developing plot. The challenges that each character faces is realistic and enticing.  You feel like you’re there right beside them feeling baffled, frightened and overwhelmed.  The “villain” at this point could be anyone and not who you think and then to complicate things even more, there is that… thing, hanging out there… loved it!

This series makes me want to say, “Be careful what you ask for… you might not like the outcome…”

Can’t wait for the next book, (hint, hint to publisher)!

Get the first and start reading! Be prepared to be gob-smacked! 🙂

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