Fight Like a Dragon
A 419th CAU
By B.R. Mason
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Published: January 2016
Genre: Science Fiction, Military Sci-fi
Formats Available For Review: pdf, mobi, epub
In the future, medical science has perfected the process of rebuilding a mortally-wounded person using organs and limbs created using their own DNA. The military version of the process results in “reclaimed personnel that are bigger, faster and stronger than regular, non-reclaimed personnel.
The 419th Combined Assault Unit of the US Marine Corps consists of both regular and reclaimed marines, male and female. The Unit is commanded by reclaimed Major John Coles and his second-in-command, reclaimed Captain Jeri Blake. The commander of the of the 3rd Element of the 117th Armored Calvary Regiment attached to the 419th, Captain Samantha “Sam” Carpenter, is a regular Marine.
A Chinese research team had created a genetically-engineered warrior in the hopes of removing the human element in battle. However, its savagery and aggressiveness made it impossible to control. After a disastrous battle, resulting in the loss of nearly 3,000 US Marines and Chinese troops; the UN mandated a ban on genetic bio-weapon research. Jeri’s reclamation was a result of that horrific engagement.
The Vietnamese decide to ignore this mandate and recreate the beasts to sell to whoever would pay their price. The U.S. and the Chinese are again tasked with destroying this unspeakable menace to humankind. So, Jeri must once again face the monsters which all but destroyed her before. She is forced to face her personal demons of near-paralyzing fear and doubts about her abilities to perform her duties as a Marine commander.
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