Today I am reviewing Grave is the Day by Michael Drakich.
In October of 1957, more than Sputnik fell to Earth…
Set against the back drop of the Space Race and the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union have a new issue to deal with, aliens from outer space. Both the Braannoo and the Muurgu are at war with each other and Earth becomes the newest battleground in their struggle. Spanning time from the launch of Sputnik to the near future, the interplay of historical events from a new light make you ask the question, could this all be true? The capture of aliens near small town USA unites three players from different quarters, Commander Kraanox of the Braannoo, First Lieutenant Wayne Bucknell as his captor and seven year old Justin Spencer, the first to make alien contact.
I found this book really enjoyable. The melding of the historical facts with the fictional happening was masterful. I enjoyed following the character of Justin from a young boy to adulthood and even his sons involvement in the final acts. There was some technical problem with the writing in a few places like the typewriter got stuck and made a paragraph or two hard to read but I was able to decipher it. It might be something that needs looked at. Loved the pet Rex. All in all a good read. My rating is four stars.