Wednesday, May 25, 2011
BOOK 9 - SCORPIONS
by Walter Knight
The sneaky scorpions are at it again, and this time it’s the Queen of the Scorpion Kingdom, under the guise of diplomacy, trying to draw all sentient exoskeleton civilizations into the galactic fray against humanity. The Queen has a special recipe – er ... plan – in mind for the last surviving matriarch of the Mantidae and her brood of thousands currently under humanity’s protection at a secret location on planet New Colorado. All she has to do is find them.
Will the United States Galactic Federation Foreign Legion and the Butcher of New Colorado, Colonel Joey R. Czerinski, be able to deter this latest insidious threat? The Arthropodan Empire doesn’t think so – but what do the spiders know? They’re already in an uneasy standoff with the dreaded human pestilence and fear the scorpions’ interference will only make things worse, considering the Butcher of New Colorado’s paranoia and penchant for overreacting. And, they couldn’t be more right.
A perennial foe steps in to lend aid to the Legion’s cause. Amid the scandal of cross-species sex videos making the rounds on the galactic database, Czerinski finds himself getting into more and more trouble. The worm turns, and his sidekick Major Lopez ends up being promoted as his boss. But, with his usual serendipitous screw-ups, Czerinski somehow manages to survive unscathed ... well, almost. There’s just this little problem of a green rash epidemic...
All bets are off as the laughs continue in this ninth installment of the seriously screwy military space saga gone wrong.