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Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton by Donald Firesmith - Guest Blogger Book Review

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When hundreds of huge holes mysteriously appeared overnight inthe frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle, geologist Jack Oswald picked Angele Menendez, his climatologist wife, to determine if the record temperatures due to climate change was the cause. But the holes were not natural. They were unnatural portals for an invading army of demons. Together with Aileen O'Shannon, a 1,400-year-old sorceress demon-hunter, the three survivors of the research team sent to study the holes had only one chance: to flee down the dangerous Dalton Highway towards the relative safety of Fairbanks. However, the advancing horde of devils, imps, hellhounds, and gargoyles will stop at nothing to prevent their prey from escaping. It is a 350-mile race with simple rules. Win and live; lose and die...

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Jennifer's Review
 **possible spoilers if you haven't read book one**
It is an incredible book that picks up from where the first book leaves off.
This book is narrated by Dr. Angela Menendez. The first book ended when the survivors picked up a hitchhiker who had a very bad smell about him. Turned out he was a demon in disguise, and after being killed, he falls into her lap, biting her.
The demons, hellhounds, imps, and gargoyles are still chasing them and trying to kill them. Is there any hope for them?
As they continue driving to safety, they encounter the military.
 Do they survive? What happens to the holes?
I loved this book. I hope the author can finish the whole thing with one final book.
5 stars!

Author Bio
Donald Firesmith is an ACM Distinguished Engineer who works at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), where he helps the United States Military and other Governmental Agencies acquire large and complex software-reliant systems. He has 34 years of experience in both commercial and governmental software and systems development in numerous application domains that range from software applications and management information systems to embedded aviation and space systems. His primary areas of expertise include requirements engineering, system and software architecture engineering, object-oriented development, testing, quality engineering, and process improvement including situational method engineering.
Donald Firesmith has published dozens of technical articles, spoken at numerous international conferences, and has been the program chair or on the program committee of multiple conferences and workshops. He has taught several hundred courses in industry and numerous tutorials at conferences. These articles, presentations, and conference papers can be downloaded from his personal website. He is the developer of the OPEN Process Framework (OPF) Repository, the world's largest free open-source website documenting over 1,100 reusable system/software development method components.

To relax, he writes fantasy and science fiction books and crafts magical wands as a hobby.

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