Juggernaut by Adam Baker, a prequel to his novel Outpost, takes you on an intense ride. The action scenes are fast paced, and the settings are well done. You are taken on an adventure from modern Baghdad to the heart of an ancient hidden temple that seems pulled out of our worst nightmares. Our heroes are forced to face an evil unlike anything they have ever encountered before, all the while fending off their own fear and greed in their struggle to survive. This is definitely a story worth following, filled with hope, trust and the best of humanity, pitted against the darker side of ourselves and an unrelenting evil with a single minded purpose, our complete destruction. The author is carving his niche in the zombie fiction community and once you become hooked, you can look forward to two more books that are already published, Outpost and Terminus in this exciting series.

Juggernaut is about a mercenary team that hunts down a cache of gold hidden just before Saddam Hussein’s regime collapses. Lead out to the desert by the only survivor of the battalion sent out to hide and protect the gold, the team is thrust into a nightmare situation. Coming upon the ruins of an ancient temple, hidden away in an area of the desert contaminated by biological weapons and other horrors, the team comes face to face with a threat from beyond our world. The dead are rising and the team is just a pawn for a covert CIA operative to find and weaponize the undead plague.

Book Blurb for Juggernaut

A brilliant, gripping portrait of survival in the face of annihilation in the tradition of Jonathan Maberry and Guillermo Del Toro

Iraq 2005. Seven mercenaries hear an enticing rumor: somewhere, abandoned in the swirling desert sands, lies a Republican Guard convoy containing millions of pounds of Saddam's gold. They form an unlikely crew of battle-scarred privateers, killers and thieves, veterans of a dozen war zones, each of them anxious to make one last score before their luck runs out. After liberating the sole suriving Guard member from US capture, the team makes their way to the ancient ruins where the convoy was last seen. Although all seems eerily quiet and deserted when they arrive, they soon find themselves caught in a desperate battle for their lives, confronted by greed, betrayal, and an army that won't stay dead.

A heart-pounding, pacey read, Juggernaut marks Adam Baker's U.S. debut. The novel is loaded with great smart-ass banter, high stakes action, and realistic fight scenes.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2013 3.50