This is a story about an expedition sent to the vast empty lands of Antartica after a huge diamond is found in the depths of a huge cavern. As always, the team sent to explore this cavern doesn't know the whole truth. The government office dwellers are holding something back - they are NOT the first team sent there! Another team was sent to explore the cavern a few months before - they never came out! This is a "fun" read! It's a Thriller, so resolve to leave your sense of reality at the door. Accept the book for the story - not its imporability. If we all demanded reality in our books, there would be far fewer books! I would hate that! Rollins uses a lot of new plot lines to make this book interesting, such as; "dinosaur" like creatures that prey on the expedition team, and the bases they are stationed at, a tribe of new humanoid creatures that are responsible for the dwellings in the first cavern. As you read on, you discover that each expedition member is hiding his/her own secrets.............I think you'll like this book! Read it like a "Thriller" and not as a biography - it's a fun form of escapism - and we all need that once in a while! Don't we???? Rollins has a couple of other fun book: AMAZONIA and EXCAVATION.Thanks for looking!
I really enjoyed this book. It was not as polished as his book (Ice Hunt) and it did get a little more unbelievable as it went on, but it also kept my attention and was an enjoyable read with believable characters and excellent scenes and storyline.
Stronge female central character. Could easily be made into a movie. 1st book of Mr. Rollins that I've read. I'll be reading more of his thrillers.
This is Rollin's first novel, and while it's not as polished as his later ones, it is very good. The level of tension I love in his books is more prevalent in the 2nd half of the book. His writing is so rich, and, once again, while explaining some of the more in-depth scientific information relevant to the book, you feel like you are in a conversation with an expert, and not being lectured to in a classroom.
I always look forward to a rip roaring thrill ride from Rollins, and I wasn't disappointed with this book.
This is a book that reinterated not to judge a book by it's cover for me. I got this book from my local library and the cover seemed different to me but I decided to read it because I have read a few of his other books and really loved them. Once I turned the first page I couldn't put it down. He really gets you involved with such a fantastic tale and you can't let go. Right away I wanted to know what happened to the first characters that you meet and I was on the edge of my seat til the end. After the last page I just wanted another book of his, I hadn't had enough. A great read from one of my very favorite authors.