Chisnall isn’t afraid of dying, but when his landing pad fails to inflate, he realizes quickly that someone on his Angel team is out to get him. The question is Why? After all, they are six teens who have been trained to infiltrate the large enemy compound and find out what their secrets are. Oh, and the enemy – aliens from a failing world that have taken over all of earth except for the seas and oceans, and the Americas. The aliens are from a desert planet so they don’t understand how to navigate the water. All this leads to years of war between humans and the aliens.
Now after altering their appearances to look like the aliens and having extensive training, Angel Team, lead by Chisnall, is ready for their mission. However, now Chisnall has to watch out for the aliens in front of him and a teammate clearly trying to take him down from behind. The Assault by Brian Falkner is a fast paced, in your face, action adventure which grabs the reader right away. The ideas of loyalty and friendship are clearly tested in the Angel Team. Could you turn on a friend? Could you do it even if you thought they were your enemy?
Recommended for grades 6th and up.