Extinction Age - this one ends with a bang.

  • Posted on: 7 September 2018
  • By: Lore

Extinction Age Book CoverMankind has experienced many ages over the years, but few could have predicted the age that would come next. As the Industrial Age gave way to the Information Age the possibilities for advancement were endless but out of nowhere the Extinction Age was upon us. With the human population falling at an alarming rate humanity has only a handful of weeks remaining before going extinct unless something is done to change the trajectory. With Operation Liberty a failure it is now obvious that the military is not the answer so all eyes return to Dr. Kate Lovato in the hope that science can offer up an answer before it is too late. To make matters worse, resupply from central command is not possible so there may not even be enough food to sustain Kate and her team for the little time that remains.

A crashed Navy ship offers up a unique scavenging opportunity to the inhabitants of Plum Island and Lt Colonel Jensen is going to personally lead the team to secure a future for the people he protects. While the military undergoes the mission to recover the needed supplies Kate tries to engineer a new weapon that will be deadly to the Variants but harmless to humans. Unfortunately there is so little time left that no matter what she comes up with it will need to deployed without sufficient testing. Science got us into this mess but can science also get us out of it?

As things continue to go from bad to worse this book ends with some shocking events that really make you want to get to book four as quickly as possible. So far this series has kept me entertained and it has slowly but surely tightened its grip on me as the books have gone by. Audiobook fans have the option of picking up a boxed set of the first 3 books on Audible and this is a good deal for those interested in giving the series a try. Bronson Pinchot does a good job with the narration throughout so it all adds up to a worthy listen.