by John Ringo and Tom Kratman
Cover Artist: Stephen Hickman
Review by Ernest Lilley
Baen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 1416521038
Date: 03 April, 2007 List Price $26.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In the eighth novel of the The Posleen war series, in which humanity stands more or less alone against a caste bound alien race (the Posleen) who are out to chomp their way through everything made of meat in the universe, the action focuses on the tiny nation of Panama, and the Canal that has claimed generations of men's lives already. The Posleen have come in force, the canal lies right in their path, and if it falls, Earth's economies and food supplies will almost certainly fail in a domino like cascade of events. From official release/information:
Book Description: The Posleen are coming and the models all say the same thing: Without the Panama Canal, the US is doomed to starvation and defeat. Despite being overstretched preparing to defend the US, the military sends everything it has left: A handful of advanced Armored Combat Suits, rejuvenated veterans from the many decades that Panama was a virtual colony and three antiquated warships. Other than that, the Panamanians are on their own. Replete with detailed imagery of the landscape, characters and politics that have made the jungle-infested peninsula a Shangri-La for so many over the years, Yellow Eyes is a hard-hitting look at facing a swarming alien horde with not much more than wits and guts. Fortunately, the Panamanians, and the many veterans that think of it as a second home, have plenty of both.