SEAL Team Sixmeets Stephen King in this novel about an elite group of soldiers who protect the U.S. from supernatural threats Halfway through SEAL training, Cadet Jack Walker, still green but showing incredible promise, is whisked away to join four SEALs - and their dog - for a special ops mission. Walker soon finds himself in a whirlwind of otherworldly creatures and events as he finds out the true nature of this ""special ops"" team: SEAL Team 666. Battling demons, possessed humans, mass-murdering cults, and evil in its most dark and ancient form, SEAL Team 666 has their work cut out for them. And it'snot long before they realize that the threat isn't just directed against the U.S. - an ancient and deadly cult has bigger plans, and Walker is at the center of a supernatural conflict with the entire world at stake.
This cleverly titled "military supernatural thriller" seems to be aimed at capitalizing on the popularity of the real-life SEAL Team Six, the U.S. commando team that raided Osama bin Laden's hideout in May of 2011. Ochse, winner of the Horror Writer Association's 2005 Bram Stoker Award for First Novel (Scarecrow Gods), spins a tale of an even more secret commando team, which deals with supernatural threats to the United States and the world. The author, a military intelligence officer, is clearly familiar with military terminology and enjoys describing the disciplined chaos of a commando raid against a formidable and mysterious target. Unfortunately, the characterization of the protagonist and his teammates is not up to the standard of Ochse's award-winning first novel, and the story lacks the sardonic wit of Charles Stross's similarly-themed "Laundry Files" series (The Atrocity Archives) or the strongly-defined personalities of John Ringo's "Special Circumstances" series (Princess of Wands). A murky subplot involving one character's personal history with demonic possession remains unresolved, presumably to be dealt with in a sequel. Verdict This is a fast-paced and action-packed military adventure with a supernatural twist, but it is unlikely to make a lasting mark in the genre or remain in the reader's mind after the last page is turned. [See Prepub Alert, 5/12/12.]-Bradley Scott, Corpus Christie, TX (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Thomas Dunne Books
November 27, 2012
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