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The last thing Ben Shepherd wanted was another war. But sometimes the universe won’t take no for an answer. His body and spirit mangled by a lifetime of combat, Shepherd, a retired Navy SEAL, has retreated to the desolate desert of New Mexico to heal his wounds and dodge his demons. All he wants now is peace and quiet. 

Both are shattered one starry night, when an alien ship crashes nearby. Out of the ship crawls the dying last member of a conquered civilization. It’s been shot down by an extraterrestrial enemy, the vanguard of a ravenous force hunting for a new homeland. With its last gasp, the wounded alien injects Shepherd with a high-tech serum that gives him near superhuman powers. 

Now, with a new body but a soul as fractured as ever, Shepherd becomes the reluctant leader of the human resistance against the coming invasion. With enemies on all sides, the man who couldn’t bear the guilt of seeing one more friend die in battle now finds himself charged with protecting the entire planet.

©2018 Victor Godinez (P)2021 Scribd Audio

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  • James E Nunn
  • 22-07-21

Interesting idea that turns into a bad fanfiction

This book left me feeling similar to how I feel after each Hollywood block buster movie lately. The amateurish writing had me getting annoyed with the cartoonishly dumb characters a bit past the halfway point. Still not sure why I finished it besides to see where the stupidity would take me, with governments not believing the U.S. warning of a imminent alien invasion, but still agreeing to build planetary defenses & giving the U.S. control of them, had me wanting to rip my hair out... Or how characters were not believing in the invasion and wondering what the U.S. is gaining by "faking an invasion" DURING the invasion! (with the attack being a non-subtle full-frontal assault) I'm actually starting to get annoyed thinking about it again.

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