Multi-volume, horror-and-science-fiction author Craig Crawford introduces us to the first volume in his genre-mashup series, Project Threshold, “Team Berger: Division 1”:
In a multiverse where the walls are thin between our world and others, Project Threshold stands between humanity and monsters crossing over to threaten us. Harris Berger and his team intervenes on our behalf. Death waits around every corner but dying isn’t the worst thing they have to endure. Berger wades in with his team: Sam, Billy, Jacks, Jessie, and their new recruit, Pendelhaven. Team Berger faces an unknown advanced civilization, mimics loose on the streets of Chicago killing homeless people, dealing with the aftermath of witnessing awful things, mermaids in the Midwest and an apartment where people start committing suicide for no apparent reason.
These short stories are connected by an overarching mission to keep the public safe and ignorant of serious, paranormal threats to humanity. They share different characters within the same secret agency and there is a joint history for some and a short history for others.
The extraterrestrial bend is unmistakable and there are definite elements of horror. Mermaids in the American mid-west might be considered part of the urban fantasy genre. I am not a fan of large amounts of gore but I enjoyed all of these stories and got chills in a number of places.
I can't say anymore because I am committed to not spoiling a story for others.
I award 4.8 stars to “Project Threshold: Team Berger: Division 1”.
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Tags: alien, demon, paranormal, supernatural, science fiction, urban fantasy, horror
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