Extinction Horizon

Extinction Horizon

by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

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ISBN-13: 9780316557986
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Series: The Extinction Cycle , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 53,684
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the USA Today bestselling author of Hell Divers, the Orbs trilogy, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion-writing. When he isn't writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his fiancée, their dogs, and a house full of books.

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Extinction Horizon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous95 More than 1 year ago
For all you adrenaline junkies out there (like myself) this book is a "keeper". Intensive research, realistic character development and non-stop action is signature of the author’s usual writing style. However, I think he’s ramped it up a few notches for this series. Lucky readers! Delta Force “Team Ghost” is the best-of-the-best, accustomed to kicking butt and taking names. So what better way to test their mettle than pit them against a global pandemic of epic proportions? The result is 350 pages of brilliantly layered tension and suspense. If you don’t want to be up all night reading (like I was), start early.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was amazing I couldn't stop reading it. The characters are amazing and the writer does an amazing job of bringing you into the story can't wait to read the rest of the series
Protozoan More than 1 year ago
This story was intriguing from the start. The action and suspense were very well paced and kept me wanting to know more; the story created so much anticipation. I really enjoyed the science and medical aspect of the book, it was intricate and compelling. I'm not sure if many of the other readers could grasp the terminology or the processes. I studied biochemistry and it was interesting to visualize the dynamics of the disease process and development of the virus. Smith described it so well that I could just see it the dynamics of the disease in my brain. There was much more detail than I expected which was a nice surprise. This was a well written book. Overall, this was a great story and I would recommend it to anyone; it's a fast paced suspense with lots of military tactic and medical thrill that will keep you wanting more.
FabulousandFun More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!! :) This one will keep you on the edge of your seat, it has a lot of action and suspense. I loved it! Love the characters, Beckham is a great and loveable hero. Can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Nathan1959 More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Nick Smith, one of my top favorite authors. This is a story about bad government (which I love), mutants (who doesn't love mutants) and the end of the world as we know it (always a winner). I enjoyed the characters and they seemed genuine to me. Of course there is the budding romance and i'm sure book two (hint) will further develop this. I would have liked a little more back story about the bad government scientist but maybe that's a prequel. ***** Possible spoiler for some ***** I liked the mutants - they were pretty scary. However I thought the physical changes occurred a little too swiftly. But then again, for this kind of genera you always have to suspend reality for it to work. I just think the changes could have spanned a day or two and maybe would have added more psychological horror to the infected as they consciously went through the changes. All in all, though, I definitely enjoyed the mutants. I think the bad government guys could have had more exposure and suffered more. I think they got off too easy. I'm definitely looking forward to book 2! Keep up the great work Nick!
Tazy More than 1 year ago
A Must Read, a Post-Apocalyptic / Zombie tale with a twist Great writing, good character development.This story is very different, than any science/Post-Apocalyptic book I have ever come across. The writer takes the image of zombies to a whole new level.
Yalonda More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I've read this author and I am not one bit disappointed! Mr. Smith keeps you on the edge of your seat!
CherylStout More than 1 year ago
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception. - Carl Sagan Wowzer, what a thrill ride this book is! Part military thriller, part scientific thriller, part "zombie" chew-em-up, part very scary in-your-face monster tale. This book is one scary story, partly because it partially deals with the Ebola virus - and that makes the story very current since, in real life, the Ebola virus has made it to the U.S. This story raises a lot of "what if" questions. The book starts out during the Vietnam war and some of the U.S. soldiers were injected with VX-99, an experimental drug that ends up transforming them into "criminally insane soldiers." Fast forward 47 years and VX-99 combines with the Ebola virus with truly terrifying results. Doctor Kate Lovato, a virologist with the CDC has been working on curing the Ebola virus, or Slate Wiper as it's called by the scientific community. Now she is called into action on this new threat to all of mankind. She is protected by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, leading the Delta Force Operator Team codenamed Team Ghost. Both characters are believable, along with other members of Team Ghost and other members of the scientific community. Well researched, the book is super exciting yet rings all too true sounding. Author Smith, who also is writing the ORBS series, has truly outdone himself this time. The zombies, or monsters, or whatever you want to call them are fully described and too believably spooky. I feel like some sort of fan girl, popping off with praise for EXTINCTION HORIZON but I feel that it's worth it. I can hardly wait for book two of the EXTINCTION CYCLE series. This installment ended at a good place without a horrible cliffhanger. Book two EXTINCTION EDGE is due out March 2015. Book three EXTINCTION AGE is then due out Fall 2015. NOTE: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and that is what I've given.
Doc1949 More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. Very suspenseful and original.
6422090 More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure what the 1-3 stars are for that people have gave. I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was going to be a zombie apocalypse, which I love to read, but this book ended up having an unexpected twist. I found the characters believable and you cared what happened to them. The entire series was fast paced and kept me buying the next book in the series. I'd be surprised if you don't enjoy this book. I read books because they are entertaining and Extinction Horizon filled that bill. Do yourself a favor and read it !!!!
alw0830 More than 1 year ago
An intentional experiment goes terribly wrong. The military is called in to take back control of the country, if they can. Crazed mutants, human traitors and intrigue will keep you jumping every time you turn a corner! Best thriller I've read in a long time.