An aeon ago it crashed into the frozen earth. Millennia later it was removed from the icy soil, still functioning. They opened it … they shouldn't have.
Alex Hunter – in the mission that turned him from a normal man into the weapon known as the Arcadian – and the elite team of soldiers known as the Hotzone All-Forces Warfare Commandos must enter a hostile country to rescue a defected Chechen researcher from the center of a country at war.
But the HAWCs are not the only ones looking for the rogue scientist and the mysterious package he carries with him. A brutal and relentless killer and his death squad are on the trail too – and they bring a savagery with them that Hunter and his team have never witnessed before in modern warfare.
In this stunning prequel to Beneath the Dark Ice, the HAWC team must race the clock to rescue the scientist, prevent the package from falling into the wrong hands … and save the world from a horror that should never have been woken.
Arcadian Genesis features a sample chapter from Greig Beck's forthcoming novel Black Mountain.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this exhilarating prequel to his four-book Alex Hunter series, Greig Beck tells the story of how his protagonist became the Arcadian, a super-soldier with mysterious powers. Dispatched to rural Chechnya, Hunter and his elite commando squad must outwit and outlast their Russian nemeses as they race to find a rogue scientist. Impossibly fast-paced, Arcadian Genesis is a violent and action-packed novella featuring ruthless villains and gutsy heroes. Beck’s laconic prose elucidates vivid fight scenes as well as the frostbitten landscape, where a threat more dangerous than Hunter’s nemesis Colonel Uli Borshov (a.k.a. the Beast) lurks.