OK, so this is totally not the final book in the Omega Days series. Which is really a good thing. I like the characters, I like the story, and I like the world that they’re living in. For some reason I thought that this book (book 4) was the end of the line. As I was reading it, I kept saying “How are they going to tie up all of these loose ends, there are only 100 pages left?”. And then there would be 60 pages left, and I still had the same thought. Fortunately, Google told me that John L. Campbell is finishing up book 5, and that there will probably be 7 books total. This makes me happy.
At the beginning of Crossbones, we’re introduced to a whole different set of sailors, on a warship, who were just reporting for duty to the Coast Guard. In the first parts of the book, we come to like the officers on board this new ship. However, eventually things go really really badly for these sailors. Human nature overtakes their morality.
Our friends on the Nimitz were doing pretty well, although Evan’s helicopter got shot down and he was wandering through San Francisco. A bunch of the crew was lost in an epic battle with other humans, and literally the Earth. A magnitude 10 earthquake basically re-structures California and the Pacific OCean.
By the last ten pages, we hadn’t heard from the Groundhog 7 helicopter crew, so seeing them show up at the end brought a few tears to my eyes.