Top positive review
on 29 December 2012
This is the 5th book and is based on the Resident Evil game Nemesis - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1).
I don't believe that you need to have played the games to read and enjoy the books, but I would recommend, however, that you read the books in order to gain an overview of the STARS-Umbrella back story and a growing understanding of "Trent" and his role in the T-virus outbreak and the battle against Umbrella.
The characters are rounded enough, with snippets of background, to allow you to follow them and understand their reasons for being there (but I still don't understand why Jill Valentine wouldn't have left when all the others did).
The story follows STARs member Jill Valentine (one of the survivors of the Spencer Mansion "incident" as she finally looks to leave Raccoon City. As she fights those infected by the T-virus she comes across members of the Umbrella's Special Forces squad UBCS (Umbrella Bio-Hazard Countermeasure Service) lead by Carlos Oliveira.
As the danger of the situation becomes more obvious it dawns on them that they need to work together in order to survive - but can an ex-STARs member trust Umbrella employees and will they trust her?
There is a reoccurrence of the character Brad "chicken heart" Vickers, but will he be hero or zero?
A reduced variation of the game Nemesis is playable within the RE:UC game so I was slightly familiar with the story, but only slightly, and because of this I came to this story with an open mind.
As with the previous SD Perry books I enjoyed the story and the extra information it gave me on the background of Umbrella which I had been missing and added more information on the mysterious "Trent" one of SD Perry's creations.
If you enjoy the Resident Evil games I can recommend the SD Perry's Resident Evil series of books. Some are stand alone (not based on games) and others follow the games. Those that follow the games (from my limited experience) are close enough to the game to be true to the genre but are not just a walkthrough of the game.