Saturday, August 30, 2014

"Smokescreen" by Tasha Lessey (3 Stars)

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by Tasha Lessey

Genre: Sci-fi/Aliens Infiltrate Earth

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**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.**

Jack Rossi is an FBI Agent investigating a seemingly random, motiveless crime, but when more mass murders are reported from around the world, it becomes clear that something big is going down. His case appears to be just one of many. You'd think that would be enough on his plate, but now there's something going on with his partner, too, and it's nothing he could think up in even his wildest dreams. Worse still, she might be connected to the very murders he's trying to stop.

SMOKESCREEN was definitely interesting and not at all what I expected, because ultimately it's an 'Aliens Infiltrating Earth' story. As it progresses, it becomes less about the murders and more about stopping an alien invasion, in which the aliens integrate into human host bodies for the takeover. I was admittedly disappointed that the aliens seemed so human, even when seen through their eyes on their dying home world, and I would have loved to see more of the story unfold with the same gripping tension and emotion experienced at the very beginning of the book. But ultimately, the author wrote an invasion book that will appeal to a great many people, and maybe, just maybe, there will be a sequel.

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