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Vic: Event

Jerry Gill

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Ann Darrow Co

Published : 2017

Copyright : Jerry Gill 2017

ISBN-10 : PB 1-889823-65-1
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-889823-65-2

Publisher's Write-Up

Vic Challenger Book 6

Vic: Event is the 6th novel in the action adventure series The Incredible Adventures of Vic Challenger. Vic gets a clue to her lost love - finally. O, who runs a special military unit does her a favor and she reciprocates. It will just be a quick trip to observe and study the site of a powerful event. However, she is ambushed before she leaves D.C., and there is no let-up! Bad guys, extreme weather, and killing machines that are not from around here (and are difficult to see and kill) - they all try to kill Vic! Not to mention the urge she has to settle down in Siberia! No people for miles, plenty of fresh meat and the mammoths - she feels almost like she is back 100,000 years ago and she likes it. Vic’s easy trip turns out to be her deadliest yet! Fast paced and unpredictable, action adventure in the tradition of the adventure pulps of the early 20th Century. If you like Doc Savage, The Avenger (Dick Benson), Nancy Drew, or Tarzan or any other novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs you will love Vic Challenger.

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Review by Paul Lappen (300917) Rating (9/10)

Review by Paul Lappen
Rating 9/10
This book is sixth in a series about Victoria Custer, your average resident of the early 20th century. The difference is that Victoria has the avatar of Nat-ul, a 100,000-year-old cave woman inside her. Under the pen name Vic Challenger, Victoria has become a travel and adventure writer for her local newspaper. Actually, Victoria/Nat-ul travel to remote places of the world, looking for Nu, Nat-ul's lover from all those centuries ago. If she "survived" all these years, why can't he?

In this book, the search for Nu has taken a detour. O, the head of a secret government agency, asks Vic, and her friend, Lin, if they wouldn't mind taking a trip. Specifically, he would them to go the site of the Tunguska meteor explosion in Siberia. All they need to do is look around, take some photographs and ask some questions of any local natives. Simple, no? Vic is ambushed by unknown people before she leaves. The plane taking them to the site is almost shot down.

Once they arrive, they make the acquaintance of a local tribe of nomads. Joe, Vic and Lin's translator, married one of them; they have many stories about the night the meteor came to Earth. They also encounter very alien creatures. They look like a cross between a boulder and a giant clam that walks upright. The creatures track their prey by sound. A mouth tube shoots poisonous spines that paralyze the prey. Then the mouth tube attaches to the prey, people included, and somehow liquefies the prey from inside, allowing the aliens to suck out the bones, internal organs and skin, leaving little more than a puddle behind.

Vic and Lin discover a weakness of the aliens; they can't be allowed to survive. Can they, and a bunch of nomads, communicate with gestures and hand signals and battle some very evil and carnivorous aliens?

This is an excellent novel. It has plenty of action, and does a very good job with the adventure and weird stuff. After six books, the quality of the writing has not diminished at all.
Paul Lappen (30th September 2017)

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