Extinction Horizon (The Extinction Cycle, #1) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Extinction Horizon (The Extinction Cycle, #1)

THE WORST OF NATURE AND THE WORST OF SCIENCE...WILL BRING THE HUMAN RACE TO THE BRINK...OF EXTINCTIONMaster Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet--a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.After barely escaping with his life, B...

Details Extinction Horizon (The Extinction Cycle, #1)

TitleExtinction Horizon (The Extinction Cycle, #1)
Release DateDec 29th, 2014
GenreHorror, Zombies, Science Fiction, Fiction, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, War, Military

Reviews Extinction Horizon (The Extinction Cycle, #1)

  • PirateSteve
    This guy, Nicholas Smith, certainly can write a fast paced SciFi thriller. The plotting was realistically done on how a bio-weapon/virus can be created and then the accidental outbreak.Also a good mix of medical vs. military follow through.
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Humm, well I'd say that this is a high 3. I considered a 4 but really couldn't quite go there. I do think I'll eventually try the next in the series, maybe not right away, but eventually.So, what do we have here? The synopsis tells us it's an extinction event plague that turns some of it's victims into monsters. What we get is the zombie apocalypse... Well, not precisely as the people/monsters aren't truly the 'walking dead" except in the sense t...
  • Michael Flanagan
    I am fast running out of superlatives to describe just how good Nicholas Sansbury Smith is. After being blown away by the first two books of his Orb series this year, this tireless author has crafted yet another exquisite read.After showing us his mastery of the Science Fiction genre he has now turned his hand to a modern day tale of a truly apocalyptic nature. This books combines some my favorite elements of virology, genetic manipulation, horro...
  • Anthony
    Terrifying and thrilling, Extinction Horizon blends elements of genetic engineering and viruses that might be found in a medical thriller with the action you'd expect from a military sci-fi-esque book. The blending of genres and concepts made this an interesting ride through and through. While the suspense during the military portions of the book kept the pages turning, you can't help but be intrigued by the scientists' endeavors as well. If Mich...
  • Nikki
    Loved it! Wished the 2nd book was out already. If you’re a sci-fi fan who has yet to read a Nicholas Sansbury Smith novel…well then, shame on you! Nicholas Sansbury Smith This is a must read for anyone who enjoys a good apocalyptic, zombie-esque, horror, suspense, or medical thriller. There isn’t too much of any one of these elements in Extinction Horizon that would lead me to believe a reader with interests in ANY of the aforementioned gen...
  • Shari Kay
    3.5 ✭This was pretty good. Though not technically a 'zombie apocalypse' story, it's close enough for the comparison and in that regard I got what I expected from EH.The military's secret bio-weapon has gotten out and is spreading at lightening speed throughout the population. Its a deadly combination of Ebola and a mysterious vaccine used in Vietnam to create super soldiers.(the prologue here was moving and began the usual Military/gov as the b...
  • RedemptionDenied
    This is second time I've read this book, and for reasons I can't quite ascertain - I seem to have enjoyed it more than my first read- through. This is a hybrid of military and medical horror. On July 10th 1968, First Lieutenant Trevor Brett and thirty one marines, are dropped off (via UH-1 Huey helicopters) into the swamps of South Vietnam; their target is a remote village. As they approach their destination, Brett and the other marines have orde...
  • Ms. Nikki
    I'm going to get straight to the point. This read felt recycled. Of course this subject has been written about a gazillion and 1 times, but a writer's voice should be able to change a read, even if it's only subtlety so. The cadence of this story didn't seem to change even when voices were raised. There wasn't enough tension. Phrasing was amateurish. So were the military that didn't seem to know what to do or how to respond when things got real.I...
  • Willow Brooks
    This could REALLY happen!!! Now I'm all freaked out! I feel like I need to prepare myself because some idiot in power could really create a warfare virus that could turn this world upside down. It took me a minute to get into this story and I thought I was not going to like it, but I think it was because my hubby kept interrupting me. Once I got into it and started getting to know the characters a bit, and reading about all the crazy crap that ha...
  • FanFiAddict
    This is the first novel by Smith that I have read and will definitely not be the last. The book features a fast paced story line, enough blood and gore to scare off the squeamish, very credible science and characters that you just have to root for (though there are some you will come to hate). This is definitely not a zombie book, though the Variants do crave flesh and blood. Think of it as a cross between the rage induced humans in 28 Days Later...