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(Arisen #12)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  1,172 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Between love and savagery, only one can survive - and only one will prove stronger than death.

After recovering Patient Zero, Alpha must escape Africa to end the ZA once and for all. But they can feel the hot breath of a reinforced and vengeful Spetsnaz team on their necks – and there can be no escaping the reckoning of an ultimate sn
Kindle Edition, 359 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by Complete & Total Asskicking Books
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Angela Verdenius
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh cripes, this was such an action-packed ride, not to mention emotional. I'm going "nooooooo!" and "Yeaaaaaah!". I had to get up early in the morning for work, but regardless of that 5:30am alarm threatening in the distance, I didn't stop reading until I'd 1am LOL. Literally could not put the book down. Now I'm waiting for book 13 to be written and released. Even signed up for the release alert so I don't miss it! ...more
Benjamin Drayton
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This is the best military fiction series ever written! Hands down. I am a fan of Clancy, Thor, Flynn, etc. And Michael Fuchs has outdone them all. If you have said no to this series because you catch yourself thinking "zombies, wtf?" Or "apocalypse, etc?" Then I tell you this....that was me before I picked up the first book in this series on a whim. I will then tell you this....had I died without reading this series and then somehow in heaven learned
Brian Switzer
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I can't be the only person who thinks this.

A really enjoyable stand-alone yarn or one part of a really good series. Either way, I have just one question- is that the longest airport runway you've ever heard of? The last quarter of the book took place in a plane speeding down, then back up, a runway. A huge flaw that kept bring me out of an otherwise perfectly enjoyable story.
Ralph Wark
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This is th twelfth book of the Arisen series, I've read them all, including two books of side stories. I read books eleven and twelve quickly (the last in three days) so I'm kinda reviewing both here. So obviously, they are a can't put them down aspect, are immensely entertaining, and by now you are heavily invested in the characters, who are well written. I like the way Fuchs walks the line b

Between combat and personal life, the people are warriors but human, they ha
Mark Corcoran
Nov 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Extended conflict between Allied and Russian commandos as they battle for control of patient zero during a time in the zombie apocalypse when the zombies for some reason are far less dangerous and prevalent. If not for my significant investment in many of the characters, it's possible that this would be the last book of this series I read. I'm hoping that the the next installment returns to a greater level of realism, turns down the hero worship of the operators, and covers more ground. ...more
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
This series was unputdownable IMHO, I've read all 12 plus 2 prequels (which is where I'd recommend new readers to start)....

....However... Fuchs is a high-octane action fanatic: it's practically non-stop, which can be a problem. The breathing spaces are few and far between and the constant ratcheting up of the Michael Bay-esque explosive set-pieces becomes, well, unbelievable (I know, zombie book, but still)...

I think the battle on the carrier against the zombie singularity (including *spoiler*
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Each book tells the continuing saga of a world upside down where everything has changed due to an infection that turns 7 billion people into raving, human hungry zombies. This goes well beyond the Walking Dead for action as Fortress Britain, the only country left standing, is trying to reset the world to being zombie free.

The missions are many and the action is hot as American and British military conduct missions across the globe trying to find materials and people in a race to stop the extinc
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
It used to be a nice series, but it went too far.
12 books and moving on. It is simply not possible to keep it interesting.
Repetitive, boring and with highly unrealistic (even considering the overall concept of the series) situations.
I had difficulty finishing this book.
Randy Harmelink
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: zombies
Some of these action scenes are starting to bore me. They make me think of a fake wrestling match. And it seemed like the last third of this book covered a time period which wouldn't have been longer than 5, maybe 10, minutes. ...more
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well....I decided to rate books 9, 10, 11 and 12 after I read all in one go. One right after the other. After a disappointing Book 8, I must say these 4 redeemed the tale. Seems like the authors got a bit lost in the tale and forgot the mission objective, but then refocused. This tale possessed such a human element to it. The atrocity and selfishness of humans in light of collective struggle. Amazing. That one should be more afraid of the living is so sad. I think we lost more chanracters in thi ...more
David Dalton
I’m back. I was there at the beginning of this great sci-fi/action/military/zombie series. When I first read “Fortress Britain”, I remarked that it seemed to have been written just for me. All those elements I listed above were in it. A fast acting zombie/military thriller. Things just got better and better as the series moved on. One of favorites among them all was the first prequel novel: Genesis.

But as time moved on, I guess I got a little bored? I love action thrillers, but it began to get d
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Carnage; good title and plenty of it. The action is hot and heavy and seemingly never ending. Our British and American top-tier operators are at it with the similarly experienced and beefy Russian Spetsnaz Special Forces in this potentially final round of battle to see who gets the golden ring to take back home. Whew! The three sub-plots; Patient Zero, anti-zombie virus, and the JFK from the previous book are still alive and kicking. We rotate through each of these several times as the story pro ...more
Cynthia Terrones
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

My most favorite book in the whole "ARISEN" Series. A non-stop page turner from the first page to the last, this book doesn't let you down. Michael Stephen Fuchs just keeps surpassing the stratosphere with this series and I hope he keeps it going. This book has it all, bad guys and good guys with the walking dead thrown in and it isn't until the end that you see who comes out on top. With lots of tears in between from me, all I can say is that thi
John Cheeseman
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was one massive adrenaline fueled gun toting rampage mostly set in the back of a cargo plane with a takeoff that lasted about 4 hours in realtime but we were meant to suspend disbelief and believe it only took 5 minutes. A lot of the characters die in this book which must mean we're coming to the end of the series.
A lot of this book is ridiculous but its also damn exciting, I wish there were more zombies and less Russians (as do the operators i expect) however it kept me up late finding ou
Joyce Robbins
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I kept forgetting to breathe

There isn't a line on any page of this series that isn't filled with every conceivable emotion known to man. Enemies become allies, possible becomes improbable, imminent success turns into crushing failure. And still what is never changing is the grit and determination of the ragtag forces sent to do the impossible: Find Patient Zero and bring him back.
Well written, excellent construction and flow of the various storylines, this would make for one Hell of a tv series.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Man, this one was like listening to to a group of friends constantly get their asses kicked over the span of about 8 hours. It definitely had me getting into the story and even yelling at the speakers in the car, hoping the team would pull another miracle out of their dark sides and stop coming so close to getting themselves killed.

Book 12 was an intense battle between Alpha and the MARSOC guys against the upper-handed Spetznaz teams. It got really crazy there by the end. Sure, maybe a little un
Catherine Hunter-Kvaal
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing

It's hard to put the book down once I get started, but I have to because life goes on. Then, when I've finished reading the whole book I can't wait to read the next one. I'm sorry the series has to end. The characters actually become real and like family. I could go on reading it forever.
Kelly Cross
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a 5 star read

While I have been critical of all of the military details in the other books because, for me it interrupted the story line, this book was awesome and I didn't feel as if I got bogged down in the military details. This story had great flow and plenty of hard core action. A great read!
Elisa L Mendoza
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Overkill but Better

Using movie lines is ok but I would much rather read something original and find out who the author really is. Many movie dialogue and very over used in this one, same issue with grammatical mistakes...but, by far much better! Brought me to tears twice! They better do these characters justice in whatever live-action feature and format they're planning!
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rock the Runway!

Fantastic book! Edge of your seat action! You get to be up front and personal with each combatant! This was one hell of a mission but, thankfully it's not over yet! Read this series! You won't be disappointed! Michael you rocked the runway on this one!
James McCallister
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
An amazing series but I have to admit I am hoping for a conclusion. It has been a tremendous journey along the way. Can I say I hate Foxtrots? I campaigned for my daughters first baby to be named "Pred" alas I lost but I think it being a girl had some impact? ...more
Samantha Price
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I have loved all the books so far. The characters are immense! So likeable, intense and witty. The writting really puts you inside the book like you are there with the guys and gals.
Fabulous job!
Shayne Lee Charlesworth
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Holy shit! I read nonstop trying to know what came next. Exciting, dramatic, emotional and nonstop awesome kick ass. Loved it
Judith Rutledge
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great writer and great story

Enjoyed this fast paced story. Sometimes I had to put it down and walk away. Very tense story. Very scary battles everytime!
Alan Barrett
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant! Non-stop action.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Absolutely crazy nonstop action the whole way through. Absolutely awesome badassness here folks. Don't believe me read for yourself! Excellent book. Excellent series.
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The saga continues, but I can see the end in sight. The ending started to feel a little like FAST AND FURIOUS #? with the never-ending runway, but it's still a good read. ...more
Joey Woolfardis
Jan 19, 2020 marked it as never-read
Read the novella Genesis in the "Arisen" series. 1 Star and did not enjoy, therefore will not be continuing with the series. ...more
Chris Andrews
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Forgot to review this... more of the same...
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MICHAEL STEPHEN FUCHS is the bestselling author of the acclaimed existential cyberthrillers The Manuscript and Pandora’s Sisters , both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); as well as the D-Boys series of high-concept, high-tech special-operations military adventure novels: D-Boys , Counte ...more

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