Series: Haywire 02
Author: A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Length: Novella (119pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (21st September 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Jack and Sean have started a new life in Mexico. Though happy together, nightmares begin to haunt both men. Are they hallucinating, or are they about to find out that monsters are real and lurking just around the corner?
In this sequel to the best-selling book, Haywire, Jack Connors, and Sean Delaney, who’ve survived being hunted down by aliens, are living under assumed names in Mexico. They’re finally getting over the events which sent them into hiding, but Jack is taunted by nightmares of his son, Nicky, calling out to him. Jack is traumatized as these episodes become more frequent, and he starts to worry that the secret government agency that was creating hybrid human-alien babies–of which his son, Nicky, and Sean’s son, David, were part of the horrifying program–has found them.
Sean tries to calm Jack, assuring him that he is just paranoid and fearful. Nobody knows who they are. But then strange things start to happen. Jack is shocked when he and Sean meet a US Marshal who claims to be on vacation in Mexico, but is he really? Is Jack losing the plot? The marshal is traveling with his wife and daughter. Can it be a coincidence…or is something terrible about to happen?
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Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Jack and Sean have settled in Mexico, having survived the aliens who hunted them they still keep their heads down as much as they can. When Jack starts to have dreams about his ‘son’ Nicky and Sean admits to dreams of his ‘son’ David the suspicions that they aren’t safe begin to mount but seeing an US Marshall with a daughter who looks just like their sons have them ready to flee.
Well, we are again brought into the spear of aliens infiltrating the world, with children used to bring the adults to their knees and a desperate fight for survival. Jack and Sean have come a long way from Haywire, building a new life far from those that hunt them, but with the dreams coming they begin to realize that those that want them haven’t given up their hunt. But, before they can move on again their nightmares come knocking. Sean and Jack get separated and have to find their way back to each other, but things become complicated when Sean remembers what the numbers mean and he becomes one of Earths last chances of survival.
I thought Haywire was trippy with the confusion of what was and what wasn’t real and we are again treated to the doubts as Sean and Jack take control and fight not only the aliens but their memories as well. Sean comes to the fore in this story as his past is fully remembered and the aliens are desperately trying to reclaim both Jack and Sean. The flickers in time as the scenes change are jolting and you again begin to wonder what is real and what is dreams and wishful hopes, you can clearly see how both men still love their sons and wish it had all been real and you can only admire them as they refuse to give in and accept the blissful false by clinging to the nightmare truth. Sean’s secrets that he forgot really bring this story to life as we realize that the aliens have nearly conquered large parts of Earth, and the secrets that were locked in Sean’s mind could bring liberation for all.
I recommend this to those who love science fiction, secret alien invasions, a love that overcomes mind control, a great twist and a wonderful sweet ending.