When CIA Special Operations officer Major Jim Carter is sent to the town of Serene, Texas, he’s still grieving for Agent Cathy Abbey, who was not only a fellow agent—but the woman he loved.
And the woman he chose to shoot rather than let Al-Shabaab insurgents abduct her. A decision that haunts him.
When Carter arrives in Serene, it’s to discover that all one hundred and twenty-one citizens of the town have been murdered by insectoid creatures assumed to be extraterrestrials.
None of the authorities know how the aliens arrived on Earth or what their intentions are. But one thing is for sure… They’re hungry. And they like meat.
During the initial investigation, Carter meets army officer and entomologist Anne Blake, who dissects one of the aliens. That’s the beginning of a relationship that will be severely tested as Blake strives to learn everything there is to know about the Prax, the extraterrestrials strive to kill her, and Carter battles to keep the scientist alive.
Millions die, governments fall, and the future of the human race is on the line.
New York Times bestselling author William C. Dietz returns to his military science fiction roots with Crickets.