I love Lincoln Child books. I love it when he writes with Douglas Preston and when he writes on his own.
This book is particularly good and even thought provoking. Again there is the mystery and the very cutting edge of science. I am not a science geek so Child could easily put one over on me and i'd never know. It sounds so plausible to me.
A mysterious something is found in the Atlantic Ocean and of course the military is the one to go and retrieve it. There is an uneasy alliance of the best scientists the US can muster and military oversight. I loved the main character and his outsiders point of view showing us the bubble. I loved the big reveals and all the various peoples.
Really great stuff. If you like techno-futuristic type of thrillers. Science and out of this world stuff. This is a can not miss.
First read "Mount Dragon," co-authored by Lincoln Child, which is quite good. This one is a solo effort and just as good. Similar to "The Abyss" and a couple of other undersea thrillers, but there's an intelligence to this one that takes you away from the similarities. Good plot, good characters, and he's an excellent writer of descriptive action. I recommend it.
Great book by one of my favorite authors. Scientist gets recruited to go down to a dig in the ocean that goes to the center of the earth. What is down there? Although sometimes he gets alittle too wordy in places its all in all a great book. Fast read! You will enjoy the adventure.
Best known as the coauthor (with Douglas Preston) of such bestselling thrillers as Dance of Death, Child delivers a well-crafted and literate science fiction thriller, his third solo effort (after 2004's Death Match). Peter Crane, a former naval doctor, faces the challenge of his career when he investigates a mysterious illness that has broken out on a North Atlantic oil rig. Sworn to secrecy, Crane is transported from the rig to an amazing undersea habitat run by the military that's apparently pursuing evidence that Atlantis exists. Psychotic episodes among the scientific staff as well as the activities of a saboteur that threatens the project's safety keep Crane busy, even as some of the staff members confront him with concerns that exploring the Earth's core could be fatal to all life on earth. Crisp writing energizes a familiar plot, which builds to an unsettling climax with echoes of Child and Preston's The Ice Limit.
Menace is everywhere as naval doctor Peter Crane investigates mysterious illnesses at an even more mysterious underwater research facility in the North Atlantic. The scientists say they're excavating long-lost Atlantis, but Crane suspects that something weirder and more dangerous is under way. Thank goodness for narrator Scott Brick, who offers both equanimity and tension in his reading, which intensifies the drama while keeping the complex plot clear (if not believable). He also adds color through subtle characterizations of everyone from straight-ahead military types to obsessed researchers and truly creepy secret agents. I wished that the scary types didn't always speak so deliberately, but that's a very minor quibble in this well-performed entertainment.
A thriller set deep in the ocean's crust. I liked some of the characters, but most seemed stereotypical and shallowly drawn. The premise was interesting, somewhat. Hard to say too much without giving the story away. I am lukewarm about the book because for most of the pages it lacked energy, and never really hooked me.
Once I opened this book, I read until I couldn't read anymore, then came back the next day to finish. It's definitely escapist fare, but it's also nicely written, literate and engrossing, very much like Michael Crichton at his best. The characters are mostly stereotypes, likable but often predictable. The science fiction twist to the plot, though, was executed quite well, and Child kept my interest to the end.
There is a strange serious of medical ailments going through the employees at n oil rig. However, twhen Dr. Crane arrives he is taken to the depths of the ocean to help explore the greatest civilization of history. Excellent and exciting read.
Another fantastic read by Lincoln Child. Scary in that the inside look at the military and "secret" operations that take precedence over human safety seems all too realistic. I also enjoy the unknown elements that his books go into, sometimes way beyond the realm of reality, and other times like this one, maybe a little too close. Recommend it highly.
This was the first book I read by Lincoln Child and I really liked it. It's style kept me interested, It had enough adventure ( which often translates to violence in so many books) to be thrilling without being over-the-top. Having read the blurb on the back of the book, I pre-supposed it would go in one direction, was pleasantly surprised when that turned and unexpected corner...and then another plot twist delighted me. I rate it high just because i didn't expect where it went. The only thing I didn't like was the religious implications of the plot which would basically deny the existense of God, as i am a believing Christian). Not that the book touts any religious beliefs, it's just that the Sci-Fi aspect of it, in my mind, cannot be reconciled to a belief in God.
I thought this was a good,Fast paced and interesting when you think of the possibilities that something like this could really exist or happen. L. Child is a great writer and most of his books keep you reading all night.
Twelve Thousand Feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean....Scientists are excavating the most "EXTRAORDINARY" undersea discovery ever made, but is it the greatest archaeological find in history--or the most terrifying? Harrowing and Brilliantly conceived says CLIVE CUSSLER. A must read.
Ehh... this was another book recommended based on my love of Frank Schatzing's_The Swarm_ - and while there are some similarities, nothing of the good of that book made it into this one. Maybe because it was a lot more masculine...I'm not really sure.I think I mostly didn't like it because it turned out NOT to be about Atlantis, like it was set up to be from the beginning. Also, there were some holes in the plot. I'm going to give this one to my dad to read because I think he'll enjoy it.
I stayed up several hours past my bed time to finish this one, 'cause I just couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next!
From back cover: In this explosive thriller, one of the most incredible and frightening discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface.
On an oil platform in the middle of the North Atlantic, a terrifying series of illnesses is spreading through the crew. When expert naval doctor Peter Crane is flown in, he finds his real destination is not the platform itself, but Deep Storm: a top secret aquatic science facility, two miles below on the ocean floor. And as Crane soon learns, the covert operation he finds there is concealing something far more sinister than a medical mystery---and much more deadly!
Lincoln Child is an exceptional writer. His stories are never the same. But there are always an element of surprise and something unusual. This book is about an deep sea discovery and what happens as people attempt to reach it.