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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 16 September 2012
This book is the sequel to "Resident Evil - The Umbrella Conspiracy" and it is an original novel (using the same characters as in the games, but attempting to bridge the gap between Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2).

The surviving STARS members have been suspended following the Spencer Mansion incident. With many of their dead colleagues being accused of the grisly murders, and the public at large not knowing anything about the activities of Umbrella, the STARS are on their own in their search for truth and justice for themselves and their friends.

This book introduces several new characters; some which survived to the end of the book and others which meet a tragic end of their own. There are several of these new characters who "bite the big one" but I would have liked to have "lived on" and appeared in the future books, but the author had other plans. Their loss is effective because I had developed a liking for them - this empathy is a skill which many authors cannot achieve.

Though the surviving STARS appear, this book follows the youngest STARS member, Rebecca Chambers, and the new characters that S D Perry has created.

The Umbrella scientists have been working with the T-virus and appear to have managed to produce a better functioning form of zombie. The mysterious Trent sends Rebecca and new characters David Trapp (captain of the Maine STARS) and some of his trusted friends and colleagues to the Umbrella research facility at Caliban Cove. Unfortunately, wherever the T-virus is tragedy can't be far away.

This is one of those rare cases where I wish that the company, Capcom, had looked at the book and created a video game from that instead of doing a prequel with a timeline that doesn't match any of the other stories/games.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and I'm glad I added it to my growing Resident Evil collection.
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on 10 December 2013
This is a wonderful original novel set in the world of Resident Evil, full of the action, puzzles and monsters you would expect from a Resident Evil novel. The book follows Rebecca Chambers shortly after the event of the first game (and the first novel) as she accompanies a team of rogue STARS members to infiltrate a secret Umbrella complex in Maine.

The story has likeable characters, plot twists and even some new zombies not seen in the games. Unfortunately in her attempt to introduce something new to the novel) the new type of zombie (zombies with guns) and the later 'smart' zombie (zombies that could pass as regular humans), the writer loses a little due to its diversion from the standard characteristics of zombies and how the T-Virus works.

Despite this small problem with the new zombies (and a few continuity errors, which can't be helped as the author couldn't possible know what would happen in future games when writing the novel) this is a superb read, it has action, suspense, death and good character development. Overall a good read for fans of the games and even for those who have never played them.
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on 15 May 2015
Though fans of the video game series will enjoy some exclusive resident evil content, this instalment lacks the drama you come to expect. Although I enjoyed reading it, I was a little disappointed at the conclusion
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on 4 December 2013
It's like an extension of the game with greater detail. Hard to pad out a game storyline so they are quite short which is a shame. That said I have enjoyed ever page.
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on 21 September 2015
A good adaptation of the resident evil video games. Brings back fond memories. Plus adds a little more to the story. Great price too :)
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on 2 August 2015
This series of books are good I had read then years ago and enjoyed them, and I enjoyed them again.
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on 2 March 2015
Great service and quality.
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on 4 January 2015
made a great Christmas box
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on 28 February 2013
After reading the first book in the series I picked up Caliban Cove. A good read with all the suspense and elements of a decent resident evil game. The only bits that let it down were the puzzles, usually a mainstay of the resi games were a tad rushed and not nearly as mad as the game puzzles, and a few anti climatic deaths near the end. Still a good read and offers an interesting perspective on what else could be done in the Resident Evil universe.
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