Dress Your Marines in White by Emmy Laybourne

April 17, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Dress Your Marines in White by Emmy LaybourneDress Your Marines in White (Monument 14 #0.5) by Emmy Laybourne
Published: May 22nd 2012 by Tor Books
Format: Ebook, 32 pages
Genres: Post Apocalyptic
Source: Purchased
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4.5 Stars

It was just a test report. Like one of many, many he’d written up in the past. Except this time, several of the test subjects are dead…”

At first, Dr. James Cutlass had thought his new job at NORAD was thrilling and full of opportunities, but that was before the demonstration… “Dress Your Marines in White” is the story of the terrifying choices surrounding a chemical weapons demonstration gone horribly wrong.

DRESS YOUR MARINES IN WHITE is a new original science-fiction story from writer and actress Emmy Laybourne, who has appeared in movies like Superstar and The In-Laws and has performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and with UCB and Chicago City Limits. It is a prequel to her debut novel, Monument 14.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied, and is available for free at the link above.

A short but poignant story that throws light on the chemicals that have destroyed entire cities in the Monument 14 series.

Dress Your Marines in White shows Brayden’s father struggling to write a report about the human trial of a chemical weapon that went horribly wrong. It answers a lot of the questions that have been plaguing me about the chemicals that are in the air, and how they came about.

Dr. James Cutlass is surprisingly likeable in this story. He hates what he’s doing, but understands that the research needs to be done. He’s scared of his superior, who seems to be unnaturally blood-thirsty and willing to risk anything to see her pet project succeed.

I don’t think this short story is necessary to read to understand the rest of the series, but it certainly enhances the experience. Since it’s available for free, I urge everyone who has enjoyed the Monument 14 novels to pick it up.

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