Task Force (Recon Team Angel Series #2)

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A sci-fi military thriller perfect for kids who love Halo and Call of Duty!
 
They depend on each other. Humanity depends on them.
 
The final invasion is coming. The aliens have massed on the northeastern edge of Russia, waiting to attack as soon as the turbulent waters of the Bering Strait turn...
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Overview

A sci-fi military thriller perfect for kids who love Halo and Call of Duty!
 
They depend on each other. Humanity depends on them.
 
The final invasion is coming. The aliens have massed on the northeastern edge of Russia, waiting to attack as soon as the turbulent waters of the Bering Strait turn to ice. Recon Team Angel must act now.
 
It’s up to them to shepherd a task force upriver and infiltrate the aliens’ stronghold. They must cripple their enemies quickly and quietly. Luckily, Recon Team Angel was made for such missions. The six teens have been modified to look like aliens. They have spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act—even think—like their enemies. But with their target in sight and time running out, can they save humanity and themselves?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Earth has been invaded, and a war against the alien Bzadian armed forces has raged for nearly twenty years. Most of Europe and Asia have been lost to the aliens, and a massive army stands poised to cross the Bering Sea and smash into the Americas. A desperate plan is hatched to dispatch a powerful attack force to destroy the largest Bzadian fuel cell manufacturing and storage center in Australia. The point of the spear of this desperate mission is Recon Team Angel, a small group of highly trained teenagers. This elite Special Forces unit has both trained for the mission and been altered to look like Bzadians. Fluent in various alien dialects, Recon Team Angel is dropped into the front of this imperative mission. The stakes could not be higher as the survival of the entire human race depends on the outcome of this covert operation. Book two in Brain Falkner’s “Team Angel” series focuses on the futuristic war against the invading Bzadian hordes. Primarily designed as a fast-paced military action story set in the future, this story combines the good, bad and the ugly of its genre. The action sequences are vivid and keep the reader turning pages. However, characters are cartoonlike and the chain of events that leads to the final outcome of the mission stretches the reader’s credulity. Still, after the last page is turned, and loose ends are evident, many readers will want to know more about the Bzadian war and the men, women, and children who fought it. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck AGERANGE: Ages 12 up.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-01
Recon Team Angel, a group of teens trained for espionage and surgically altered to resemble the invader alien race (The Assault, 2012), are back for their next mission…going deep into alien territory. The Great Bzadian War is well under way, and the humans are losing. It will be only a matter of months before the Bering Strait freezes over sufficiently to allow the aliens to transport their heavy equipment over from Russia to invade the last bastion of freedom, the United States. In a last-ditch effort to delay the attack they know is coming, the Allied Combined Operations Group has deployed the titular task force deep into Bzadian territory (formerly Australia) to take out the factory that produces the power cells that keep the alien forces moving, hopefully buying time for the humans to launch their own attack and build up defenses. Lt. Ryan "Lucky" Chisnall must once again take his team deep into enemy territory, risking his and their lives to save the human race from extinction. Short sentences, clipped dialogue and a bounty of initialisms and technical language make this a winner for kids who love military-style adventures. The clear battle lines drawn between humans and Bzadians facilitate easy, total immersion. The action never stops, keeping readers engrossed in a rapid-paced tale that doesn't hesitate to deal with the realities of a war of survival. (Science fiction. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449813003
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Series: Recon Team Angel Series , #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

BRIAN FALKNER, a native New Zealander, now lives in sunny Queensland, Australia. His keen interest in military history inspired the futuristic "history" of theRecon Team Angel books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME! Great dialogue amongst the characters! Gr

    THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME! Great dialogue amongst the characters! Great plot, although kinda a redo of the first book plot. Once I got to the end, I couldn't tear my eyes away!

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