Operation Desert Swarm by michael whateley
If biological weapons were freely used in the world, how would warfare change?
Michael Whateley’s Operation Desert Swarm is a historical fantasy that tells the story of ex-soldier Steven and the conspiracy to deploy deadly biological weapons in a new, inhumane type of warfare.
The book’s shocking beginning is only a glimpse of the twists and turns that the reader experiences throughout the story. The conflicts between multiple different groups, including Steven and his friends, the U.S. government, and private corporations, develop into worldwide conflicts with worldwide consequences.
While much of the book focuses on warfare and strategies, there is also a fair amount of love and tragedy throughout the story: long lost lovers reunited after years; new lovers torn apart by warfare; the love between a parent and child through the barriers of distance; even love between two old friends who have each others’ backs through everything.
Much like other fantasy books (think George R.R. Martin or Stephen King), Whateley is not afraid to take risks with his main characters, putting them through hell in order to do what needs to be done to save the world. Readers of any fantasy series will be captivated by the parallels to our world and our wars. This book begs the question, how long until biological warfare on a massive scale becomes a reality, and if it does, what are the consequences of that?
She had stopped, rooted to the spot, just staring. Her skin seemed to shimmer, to move like she had been in the rain and the water was dripping from her, but it was not rain. Her face ran like a wet painting: eyes sliding down her cheeks, teeth running down her chin. Her whole body was flowing down to the ground, reduced to a pool of slime. Her destruction had taken seconds. Only her clothes remained. What was happening?