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Brilliant as usual
on 26 March 2014
D.J Molles is fast becoming my favorite author. The main series of his Remaining books are fantastic, and this is no exception to that trend. Lee is mentioned only in passing, focusing instead on his friend Abe Darabie, who has been promoted and placed in command of the Project Hometown soldiers. Abe is a very interesting character, as he is a lot like Lee, but is in the government controlled area, or Green Zone as the novella calls it. This means that he has to deal with higher ranks, and politics which he eventualy discovers to be a lot dirtier that he imagined. This novella explains the decisions that Abe makes in The Remaining: Fractured well, as well as getting in his mind. The action is well written, and different as Abe has air cover and more technology at his disposal than Lee does.
Also, there are some unsettling comparisons to the Middle East, not only with the Green Zone, that make the story seem more real and humanized, a skill that Mr Molles is fast becoming an expert on. However it is a short read, so don't expect a fully blown book.