Terror from the deep from an explosive new talent.
When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing a massive cave beneath, a rescue and research team is dispatched. Twenty-four hours later, all contact is lost.
Captain Alex Hunter and his highly trained squad of commandos are fast-tracked to the hot zone to find out what went wrong and to follow up the detection of a vast underground reservoir. If the unidentified substance proves to be an energy source, every country in the world will want to know about it.
Once inserted into the cave system, they don’t find any survivors. Primeval hieroglyphs hint at an ancient civilisation, and an ancient danger. Within hours, one of the party will die.
To bring his team out alive, Alex will need every one of his mysterious abilities beneath the dark ice.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Blending international intrigue, shrewd sci-fi and romping old-school adventure, Greig Beck’s debut novel nails the world-building essential to any series’ first entry. Read with no-nonsense urgency by Sean Mangan, Beneath the Dark Ice introduces enhanced hero Alex Hunter, whose near-fatal bullet wound to the head has triggered an intense bodily reaction elevating him to the level of super-soldier. Plumbing the uncharted depths of its extreme Antarctic setting, the story pits Hunter against otherworldly creatures and ruthless Russians alike. Comparisons to Matthew Reilly and Jules Verne are well justified, but there’s also the creeping dread of classic horror writers like H.P. Lovecraft. This is smart, incisive and fast-moving action that more than delivers on the promise of its exciting setup.