Surprise! That was what I felt when I read this book. Dubois hit a towering home run! The earth is invaded, the conquerors have destroyed the bulk of technology and the defenders are primarily teenagers.
The main protagonist is Sgt. Randy Knox and his K-9 partner Thor. They are tasked to protect civilians and to kill Creepers. Creepers are mysterious(I pictured them as lobster looking, who knows how you will see them, the beauty of imagination) entities in impervious battle armor who appear to be randomly attacking.
Randy is depicted as a 16 year old kid who is a four year veteran. Randy is put on the sharp end of the stick when he is assigned to escort a politician to the new capitol. Pretty much nothing goes easily on the trip.
DuBois loads this story with Plenty of action, adventure and soul searching. The ferocity of child soldiers is aptly illustrated. There are plenty of surprises and twists to intrigue the reader.
This was an excellent book and I highly recommend it.
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