Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Ants by Peter Tremayne

The Ants (aka The Ants are Coming)
by Peter Tremayne
Sphere, 1979

An anthropologist looks for her missing father in the jungle, only to find cleared fields and a pile of bones.  She meets up with a native child and an American pilot, and together they flee from mutated soldier ants to a plantation.

Well researched, but weak sauce, to the point that I would shelve this as Adventure rather than Horror.  A couple of interesting angles poke their heads up (native workers regressing to human sacrifice, the ants having mind control powers), but nothing comes of them.  Any tension is immediately dissipated and our heroes escape the ants with few obstacles.

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