The Assault

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Random House Children's Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
It's 2030, and humanity is losing the war against alien invaders. ABand of BrothersmeetsEnder's Gamein this sci-fi military thriller.

A team of six has been chosen . . .

. . . to infiltrate the enemy's headquarters in the heart of the Australian Outback. The six teens have been modified to look like aliens. They have spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act—even think—like their enemies. But from the start, the recon mission goes terribly wrong. It's only when they are close to discovering the shocking truth of the aliens' plans that the team is forced to ask:

Who among them is a traitor?

Brian Falkner, author ofThe Project, Brain Jack,andThe Tomorrow Code,delivers a page-turning military thriller with his signature heart-pounding action and unique sci-fi twists.

Hand this to teens who love playingCall of DutyandHalo!

"Falkner supplies a tight story that features a strong plot and believable characters. . . . [He] effectively employs the tropes of both survival and war stories to great effect. While an entirely satisfying read on its own, readers can only hope there is a second installment in the works."—Kirkus Reviews
 

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After the aliens take over, it's up to the teenagers to save humanity.Earth has been taken over by an alien species, the Bzadians, who are determined to wipe out all humans as soon as possible. And it ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
EEIEIH lHEIIEIII
4
Terminal Velocity
19
Oscar Mike
38
Hunter
56
Benda Hill
74
Uluru
91
EEIEIH ETHE EFIEE
105
The Base
120
The Dead Dragon
135
UXB
150
Defense
164
The Attack
178
The Tunnel
194
EIIIEIH ELILLIHLI 14 Yozi
204
Darkness and Dust
207

Belly of Beast
106

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About the author (2012)

A native New Zealander, BRIAN FALKNER now lives on the other side of the Tasman Sea, in Australia. To research the settings for The Assault, he camped in the Australian Outback, sleeping under the stars and visiting Uluru. Brian is also the author of The Tomorrow Code, Brain Jack, and The Project. Find him online at brianfalkner.com.

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