Review: The Alpha Deception

The Alpha Deception

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It’s not Jon Land’s fault that his first Blaine McCracken book left big shoes to fill. How does the second, The Alpha Deception, fare? In it, Blaine McCracken has another crazy adventure as he fights a rogue Soviet general with a death ray and an army of cheap thriller flunkies.

The book starts with a scene where a Hind-D helicopter is treated like it’s some kind of Airwolf-style superweapon. It only gets more ridiculous from there, from a fight with a pet panther to McCracken being subjected to a combination Dr. Evil Deathtrap and Greek mythology reenactment to a giant submarine/crab-mecha.

There’s a few stumbles with the plot. First, the ending is, well, a little Indiana Jones-y, and not in a good way. More important is the plot centered around the villain’s takeover of a small town and the resistance of its residents, which is far less interesting than McCracken’s own exploits (until, of course, they intersect). But those stumbles are very small, and The Alpha Deception maintains all the charm of the first book and then some.

 

3 thoughts on “Review: The Alpha Deception

  1. Back in May you stated you were in the process of slowing down/stopping here at Fulda….

    did that change or has everything in June and the beginning of July just been the remnants that you mentioned? I stopped following you because I thought you were closing up shop.

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    1. Nope, I’m certainly not closing up shop and never, ever intended to (so it’s safe to refollow me). I’ve just had a lull after doing some work on my other projects that’s made me pick up the pace here at Fuldapocalypse back up a little.

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