Death Squad: The Rat Bastards is the second book in Len Levinson's action-packed men's adventure series. In scenes dripping with gore and slithering with snakes, Death Squad follows a platoon of outcast soldiers in the South Pacific during World War II. Most of the platoon's members - including a certified lunatic, a racketeer, a bank robber, an Apache warrior, and a movie stuntman - would be in jail or the psych ward if they weren't in the Army, and the soldiers' personalities clash in memorable ways. Levinson's vivid writing brings the scenes alive, and performer Ray Porter does a superb job capturing the soldiers' regional accents. Recommended for fans of tough-guy war fiction, and anyone who enjoys blood, guts, and explosions.