Review – The Dragon Factory (Joe Ledger #2) by Jonathan Maberry

the dragon factoryJonathan Maberry is one of my favorite authors.  I’ve enjoyed both his YA “Rot and Ruin” series and his adult novels.  The first Joe Ledger installment, Patient Zero, was a great start to this series that, on the surface, appears to be about the zombie apocalypse.  But, you know what I learned with The Dragon Factory?  These stories rock with or without the un-dead shuffling around looking for brains.

For the first time, I felt that this could be a series that my husband and I could share.  He enjoys Vince Flynn, Michael Connelly and others.  TDF is more of that type of action packed political / military thriller.  And that was just fine with me.  We still have evil terrorists who want to rule the world and are willing to create monsters to do their bidding.  (There are just no zombies this time around.)  It’s non-stop and full of adrenaline. But, since it’s Jonathan Maberry, the reader also gets a thoughtful and underlying emotional connection to the story.  Plus he writes a great bad guy!

If you aren’t reading his books, you should start.  Right now.  Go ahead!  They are worth every penny.  5/5 stars.

A few of my favorite quotes:

“I’m one of them. The killer in me was born in a field in the back-streets of Baltimore as booted feet stomped on me and the screams of an innocent girl tore the fabric of my soul.”

“It’s refreshing to be insane. Just as it’s liberating to be aware of it.”

“Church had left the decision up to me, though he’d given me everything I needed no matter which path I chose.”

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