William C. Dietz offers a two-part alien invasion story that captures readers imagination. Jack Manning doesnt want to cooperate with the alien invaders, but its easier to mutiny from within than as a slave. The Saurons need the human slave labor to build their templestemples that have a different purpose than what theyve told the human leader, President Alex Franklin. With a fast approaching deadline that will eliminate all remaining humansuntil a surprise ally comes forththe time for rebellion is now. DEATHDAY (4) is an intensely riveting story with non-stop action. The invasion and subsequent occupation is told with heart-wrenching realism, but even in the midst of horror, love does blossom. (Sep., 368 pp., $21.95)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper