Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.
The universe is a dangerous place for humanity--and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did.
Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers -- a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades.
At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat…
  From Goodreads

My first book of 2013.

This book is the sequel to Old Man's war and I think it is brilliant. I like John Scalzi's writing style and his description of the characters in his book. There are also a few surprising twists that I hadn't seen coming and that always makes a book even better for me.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
2013 Ebook Challenge
Tower Teams Read 2013
A-Z  Book Challenge 2013

2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge  (Science Fiction )
Finishing the Series Reading Challenge 2013
2013 Sequel Reading Challenge
Let Me Count the Ways Reading Challenge 2013 (343 pages)
Serious Readers 2013

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