written by David Drazul
published by Lulu 2009
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: Drazul spends more time on setting the scene than I typically care for, but I suppose someone unfamiliar with NYC might appreciate the detail. The characters are dynamic and the plot will hit the spot for anyone who enjoys a good “aliens taking over the world” scenario. I’d like to put the amount of mission-oriented detail in the negative column as well, but to be honest I’m impressed that Drazul’s collection of wet suits, guns, rafts, and tech kept my attention while I waited for stuff to blow up (and yes, stuff does blow up. Eventually.). I’m never a fan of the whole “let me tell you all the details of my evil plan before I kill you” thing–it always proves to be just a bit too convenient to believe–but I’ll give Drazul a pass since this is his first novel. Ultimately, it’s got a few hiccups, but Armistice Day is still a worthwhile read.
Would I recommend it: Sure!
About the book – from Goodreads: D.C. nuked.
Manhattan quarantined after a bioterrorist attack.
The world in the throes of World War Three.
And then they showed up.
The Krendorian Empire told us they were compelled to stage an intervention for our own good. Whether we wanted their help or not, they were here to stay.
Armistice Day is at hand. With the signing of the treaty, Earth will be welcomed into the Empire to reap the benefits of Imperial investment, interstellar trade and advanced technology.
But not everyone wants Earth to join the Empire.
Aaron Osborne, a consultant hired to provide security at the Armistice Day Ceremony, stumbles upon a plot to wreck the peace and rekindle the war. As he fights to prevent the worst from happening, Aaron is forced to accept help from anyone he can, including the alien responsible for his best friend’s death.