THE BLADE SERIES
by David Robbins




BLADE #4 PIPELINE STRIKE


THE MISSION


After World War III, oil was more valuable than gold, far more precious than blood. That's why the Federation sent the Force into the frozen tundra of the artic circle: to find the man who claimed he could reactivate the Alaskan pipeline. They were looking for a source of energy to save the world-what they found was an evil madman bent on destroying it. Helpless in the icy northern wasteland, the Force battled inhuman monsters and temperatures no human could survive in a desperate attempt to save themselves...and every man, woman and child on the planet.


BLADE SQUEEZED THE TRIGGER


On the big M-60, the machine gun bucked in his arms, the thunderous blasts music to his ears as the heavy slugs smacked into the charging shrew and stopped the mutant in its tracks. Geysers of blood erupted from its body as it thrashed and convulsed, shrieking like a banshee. He stalked forward, unrelenting in his determination to exterminate the ravenous brute and prevent it from ever killing again.

The shrew, its body riddled with gaping holes, toppled from the cabinets, out of sight.

Had he finished it, or would it strike again?