Here we have the third and final story in the Shadow World trilogy. The scene returns years later to the glass wasteland of the Salt Lake city area. The invaders have returned again, back to mine the ore and enslaving deathlanders once again. This time Ryan and crew are not among the slave miners, this time they are some distance away, and eventually learn of the invaders return. This book deals with the group’s return to the nukeglass to get rid of the invaders once and for all.
So, what happened to Connors from the first book after he went off on his own? This book reveals his fate and is one of the more interesting factors in this story. We also find that Big Mike has more of a role in this adventure. And the women in battlesuits have returned with a new leader, thus revealing another plot thread left from the last book. Surprises abound as the book unfolds and the action and intensity ramps up more and more to the very last page of this excellently written novel.
As with the other two books, Doom Helix is another dark and gruesome story, with otherworldy high tech elements, to go along with the usual dangers of Deathlands. Action, suspense, mystery, adventure are crammed into this book and all loose ends are neatly tied up by the end. The only bad part is we won’t be seeing any more books in the series from this awesome writer.