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The Frenzy War, by Gregory Lamberson Book Review | SFReader.com
The Frenzy War, by Gregory Lamberson Genre: Horror Publisher: Medallion Press Published: 2012 Review Posted: 5/30/2013 Reviewer Rating:
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The Frenzy War, by Gregory Lamberson
Book Review by David Hodge
Have you read this book?
It's the second in their Frenzy series, or Frenzy Wolves series, after The Frenzy Way.
So we have another werewolf novel, a sequel at that. And it's set in
modern New York again. The wrinkle is that the werewolves are the
goodgize! Well, mostly. There was that rogue that our human hero, Tony
Mace, killed two years ago, and a dissident werewolf faction led by
the current pack leader's brother. We're not sure about them yet.
But they have
rules, including Don't eat humans and Don't tell humans about
werewolves. Peaceful werewolves that only want to survive.
badgize are the Brotherhood of Torquemada, led by a rogue priest from
the Vatican. With a name like that, we know that trouble is coming, and
of course it does. The Torquemadans' first victim (of the current
round) is a nice kid who works in a bookstore! Only the badgize are
upset that he's also a werewolf. The badgize cut off his head with a
Blade of Salvation (ooo!), and kidnap and torture his lady love.
Torquemadans swing those Blades some more, and fire a few rocket
propelled grenades, which gets the NYPD very upset. They bring Tony
Mace back from exile in a K9 unit, where he was put after mentioning
werewolves in an official report, and give him a task force and a lot of
latitude. Also upset are the FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security.
Feds graciously let the NYPD continue working the case as long as they
turn over any evidence and perps, alive or dead. "You bash the Balrog,
and I'll climb a tree!" [Song by Lee Gold] An unexpected (or not)
alliance, a few explosions, shootouts and gallons of blood later, the
priest is led off by the feds to a very unpleasant time and doubtful
future. The werewolves will be Watched.
The Pentagon is
not overtly mentioned, though the CIA is, so *maybe* we'll be spared
the Evil Government Conspiracy that thinks lycanthropy would be a great
weapon. Or did I just spill the beans on the next book?
also the author of the Jake Helman Files, which begin with Personal
Demons, of Johnny Gruesome, and several cult horror films.
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