Short Take: “Ghost Resurrection,” Michael Todd, Michael Anderle

Pros: Gets intense!
Cons:
Rating: 4 out of 5

Michael Todd and Michael Anderle’s novella Ghost Resurrection: Soldiers of Fame and Fortune, Book 9 is book nine in the series Soldiers of Fame and Fortune Full Series Omnibus: 12 Book series. Billie has a new agenda: she wants to use some of Holly’s resurrection serum to “rescue” her controller, Marcus, from their employer. Meanwhile, Holly decides that as long as she’s spending time inside the Zoo anyway, she might as well work on that contract from the company that has often employed her. Not only will it give her and her team a nice chunk of change, but it’ll act as cover for their forays into the Zoo.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Billie’s “rescue” of Marcus, because, umm, it isn’t like she asks first. Will he even be happy about it?

I lean toward annoyance when it comes to the character of Aki, one of Holly’s team, because, as usual, the single Japanese mercenary fights with a sword, which is such a cultural stereotype at this point. Luckily he’s at least partially rescued from his by his entertaining antics when drunk, as well as the fact that use of swords among the mercenaries is prevalent.

Note that the animal harm in this volume (not surprising given the characters are fighting vicious creatures) is a little more over-the-top. There’s plenty of blood and guts besides that, and things get quite tense! Things are looking interesting for the next book!

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