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Hunters    by Whitley Strieber order for
by Whitley Strieber
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Tor, 2016 (2013)
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* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

This SF thriller, originally released as Alien Hunter, has just been launched as a TV series, Hunters. It stars police officer Flynn Carroll, who is devastated by the mysterious disappearance of his beloved wife. He learns that many, many others have gone missing and in all cases, it has been staged to appear voluntary.

The action ramps up fast after Flynn is contacted by Special Agent Diana Glass and invited to join a super secret organization investigating thousands of unsolved disappearances - it turns out that every member of her team has lost someone. After he signs on, they fly to Montana, where they expect someone else to be taken. They encounter uber powerful assassins and a Siberian tiger whose reactions mimic humanity - and only Flynn and Diana come out alive.

Diana introduces Flynn to headquarters and Oltisis, an alien cop with a severe allergic reaction to the planet and its inhabitants. He reveals that he is after alien criminals who steal bodies and have been interfering with a less advanced species, our own. But, after they part, Diana and Flynn are tracked by assassins. They need help and Flynn enlists an old friend, who's firmly on the wrong side of the law for the 'hunt of a lifetime'. But whose side is the tiger on?

There are the expected captures and escapes, with close shaves on almost every page. And though they take down one alien criminal enterprise, there are plenty more out there.

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