Operation: Syria

S-Squad series #6. A creature feature novel from Severed Press.

OPERATION: SYRIA follows the survivors of the Scottish Special Forces squad from OPERATION: LOCH NESS.

A trip to a war zone to rescue trapped archaeologists finds the S-Squad in a remote desert region of lost cities and temples. They quickly discover that they are not alone among the ruins.

First they find the bodies, then they find the webs, then they're in real trouble when the spiders attack.

Big spiders.

Lots of them.


S-Squad are breaking in some new recruits on a mission to the desert.

An ancient city holds ancient secrets, secrets that have been plundered by rebels in search of easy money. But in that plundering, something has been woken, something coming up out of the dark to feed, to swarm, and to grow.

This is not the time to be an arachnophobe. S-Squad are soon under seige, as a horde of hungry spiders fill the city, and the only escape is through the very tunnels where the beasts have made their home.


Filled with the series signature blend of sweary Scots, tightly-written action scenes and terrifyingly realistic cryptids, Operation: Syria is another winner for William Meikle and publisher Severed Press. - SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

These books are fairly short and simple, but are wonderful examples of the military-vs.-monsters genre. They’re brief and seriously enjoyable–kind of like candy–and I can’t wait for more! - Errant Dreams

What I liked best was Meikle’s use of the historic past of Dura-Europos, where the story takes place, and the real archaeological finds from there. I also appreciated that, finally, the S Squad gets to use something besides just rifles and pistols against a monster. If you’ve liked the series so far, this one won’t disappoint. - MarzAat

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