Tying Up Some Loose Ends
2.5 out of 5 stars
I took quite a hiatus from this story so jumping right back in was a little difficult. It took a little while for me to remember what was going on, who was who, and why they were important to the story. But once I had that I felt right back at home with it.
Lockwood tells a story of a virus escape/release gone wrong. A scapegoat scientist is blamed for everything and is on the run. In the third story, she’s still not safe and all sorts of things go wrong. There’s a mysteriously disappearing and reappearing girl, fire, and of course zombie-like humans trying to attack them around almost every corner.
I can tell that Lockwood is trying to tie up some loose ends here. Without being too spoiler-ish – I think he’s also trying to make the final character count a little smaller. There are fewer people in each book (which can be expected from survival books) but some of them come at great cost while others come seemingly at random.
If I were to describe this story separate from the rest of the series it felt a little bit like a filler book in between the first two “oh man, the virus is out and everyone is crazy” and the final book(s) where all the loose ends are tied up – you find out more about the real bad guy and there is some sort of conclusion.
Point of Destruction was a lot of traveling – and a lot of story moving. But not all of it was completely needed. I think that adding some of the main story points (capture, fire, etc) into the second book and what would be the next book could have made this book skippable altogether.
But, with all of that said – the story was still enjoyable. I didn’t skip it or decide “I’m done”. I want to figure out what happens to these characters and need at least one more book to do that.
Point of Destruction by Max Lockwood
Narrator: Chris Andrew Ciulla
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Series: The Morgan Strain #3
Published by Tantor Audio on February 27th 2018
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Twenty-four hours to be saved.
When they get into a car accident on the way to Oklahoma, Alec and Elaina's group must travel by foot.
They find shelter in a farmhouse that lacks running water and electricity, but it's stocked with limited medical supplies.
Alec and Elaina leave the group to find a hospital, fighting off the infected along the way. They get ahold of Elaina's mentor over the phone who can help them evacuate, but they only have 24 hours to get everyone to the hospital.
But back at the farmhouse, there was a fire. Foul play is suspected by someone they trusted.
A new army gathers the survivors, but are their plans for good or evil? Will the rest of the group be able to escape? Will Elaina and Alec be able to get everyone to the hospital in time to save them?
Contains mature themes.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.