Project Nemesis (A Kaiju Thriller)

Project Nemesis by Jeremy Robinson and Matt Frank is the Kindle equivalent of a summer popcorn movie. It takes the basic Japanese Daikaiju movie, sets it in the US and sends a DHS officer who normally works on X-Files out to investigate. The book is mostly consistent. The main protagonist is endowed with remarkable perception and toys out of a 007 movie to help the plot along. I would have enjoyed more of his actual detective work and less flying squirrel. The story is mostly cop-show first person. The story is also full of death and destruction. The author does not shy away from the Stephen King tactic of introducing a character in a couple of pages just to kill them off in the next. The story features Japanese fatalism and guilt in the antagonist. The real origin is not fully disclosed so there is an opening for a sequel. We get to see how the US would cope and respond to a 300 foot tall monster wading ashore in Boston. If you like Godzilla and Gamera movies, then you may like this original story.

Project Nemesis

Project Nemesis

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