Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review of Camouflaged Encounters by David J. Englund

Today, I'm reviewing David J. Englund's latest sci fi novel, Camouflaged Encounters. 

Peep Rep: Oh his last book was really good. Can I buy this one too?

Liza: David is offering four of his books for free if you want to enter the rafflecopter.

Peep Rep: That will take too long. Can't I just buy it? It only costs 99 cents right now.

Liza: Go ahead. It's a fabulous book.

Camouflaged Encounters
by David J. Englund

Forget what you think you know. How well do you really know your neighbors or fellow workers? Do you trust your boss? What about politicians? The fabric of our society is under attack. Our way of life, our livelihood, our very existence is under full assault. No one even realizes that it’s happening. Disguised as horrible natural disasters on the news, the world is caught unsuspecting as events draw us ever nearer to extinction. As “natural disasters” escalate and tensions between nations mount, one man hears a whisper. It has begun . . .

He motioned his hand in a sideways circle. “What is it? What’s the master plan?”

She whispered, “Death. A lot of death. We’ve passed a world population of seven billion and they figure they could only feasibly control a race of two billion. Clark, they aim to kill five billion people. Five billion!”

“Oh my . . . five . . .” Clark staggered backward a few steps and sat down on the beach. “How . . . how do they plan to do it? How could such a thing even be done without a massive weapon? How could they manipulate us into killing five billion of our own . . . ?”

She sat down next to him and leaned her head on his shoulder. “It’s the food, the food. The MRE packets that are being shipped around the world. They’ve placed alien microbes into each one. After roughly eighteen hours in a person’s system, the microbes disintegrate the body from within. A person would turn into a pile of dust just like with their ray guns, only they don’t have to take the time to shoot everyone, they just offer billions of people free food.”

“That’s sounds like a horrible way to die.”

Sarina started crying openly. “That would be extremely painful. Can’t imagine what it would feel like to slowly turn to dust.”

Clark gasped. “Oh no, I saw it on the news. The first shipments have already arrived in Africa and Asia. The news showed video of packets being delivered to starving people already.”

There is nothing vague in David Englund’s writings. He provides great detail to create a believable situation as to how a small alien force could take over Earth.

Camouflaged Encounters is a brilliant sci-fi that engages the reader from beginning to end.
The author does a great job logically laying out in detail how it could happen—I mean seriously happen—then he combines it with fun portals to other worlds, where the human Clark makes friends with other alien friends. Unfortunately, most of them want nothing to do with the ancient and vicious species who has infested Earth. 

How do you convince the entire human race that aliens who look like humans are taking over Earth by taking over high positions, creating wars and Ebola-like diseases to manipulate the entire world to attack USA. The press has been muzzled and people no longer trust each other. 

Can Clark, his on-again girlfriend, an EPA agent, and a reporter save the world and reveal the aliens among us?
It’s a big task and I'm not going to tell you any more, only that I loved every page of this novel.
I give Camouflaged Encounters 5 stars.

David Englund is a storyteller (science fiction author) and teaches economics at North Dakota State University.  His first three titles, Upsetting the Tides, UNSEASONAL WAR, and Camouflaged Encounters are available on Amazon.  Camouflaged Mischief is in progress.


If you want to enter the rafflecopter for a free copy to be given to four people, then enter the rafflecopter below.


  1. My favorite part of the post was the awesome excerpt!! Really grabbed my attention and makes me want to read this one. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review Liza! And thank you for your support Brooke. I hope you enjoy the story!

  3. I loved Liza's review. It sounds like the book is something that could really happen. I'm sure the people who fear the world's end will read it and be sure that it's actually happening! All the best David!


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