The Assault

The Assault

Book - 2012
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It's 2030, and humanity is losing the war against alien invaders. A Band of Brothers meets Ender's Game in this sci-fi military thriller.

A team of six has been chosen . . .

. . . to infiltrate the enemy's headquarters in the heart of the Australian Outback. 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 from the start, the recon mission goes terribly wrong. It's only when they are close to discovering the shocking truth of the aliens' plans that the team is forced to ask:

Who among them is a traitor?

Brian Falkner, author of The Project, Brain Jack, and The Tomorrow Code, delivers a page-turning military thriller with his signature heart-pounding action and unique sci-fi twists.

Hand this to teens who love playing Call of Duty and Halo !

"Falkner supplies a tight story that features a strong plot and believable characters. . . . [He] effectively employs the tropes of both survival and war stories to great effect. While an entirely satisfying read on its own, readers can only hope there is a second installment in the works."-- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2012
ISBN: 9780375969461
Branch Call Number: YA FAL
Characteristics: 288 p. ;,22 cm

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ChristchurchLib Oct 01, 2013

"Recon Team Angel is ready to take back the Earth from the Bzadians. The aliens might control most of the planet, but the six teens on the elite military squad have been expertly trained and surgically modified (forked tongues and all) to pass as Bzadians and infiltrate the alien base in Australia. Each team member has their own particular strengths - but only one of them is a traitor. If you like fast-paced adventures or Call of Duty-style military games, you'll enjoy the sharp dialogue, explosive action, and shocking twists of Assault. Follow this series debut with its sequel, Task Force." Teen Scene October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=684197

Darya5 May 25, 2013

I have not read this book yet but i read many of his other books and they were AWESOME!!!!!!!

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