Something has traveled for a billion years to find us - and now it has.
In space, Commander Mitch Granger and his crew are nearing the end of their scientific mission - along with their covert satellite photography for the military. As they prepare for reentry, an unknown object emerges from the void; the name given to deep, dark space.
The object proves impossible to evade. The crew have one option left - to bring the fragment aboard.
Immediately, all contact with the shuttle is lost.
NASA watches helplessly as their craft breaks orbit and heads back to Earth where it crashes high up in the Revelation Mountains of Alaska.
The space agency puts together an emergency recovery team, but the Russians also want the US military photographic data onboard. The race is on to be the first to the crash site, nearly 10,000 feet up in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. But there is another problem. Satellite images show that something else came down in the shuttle, something moving about when no one should be alive. And that seems to be growing at an alarming rate.
NASA needs help, and protection. Send in the HAWCs. But even HAWC captain Alex Hunter, the last super-soldier of the Arcadian program, has never come up against a threat so old, and from so far...
About the Author
Greig Beck grew up across the road from Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. His early days were spent surfing, sunbaking and reading science fiction on the sand. He then went on to study computer science, immerse himself in the financial software industry and later received an MBA. Greig is still involved in the software industry but still finds time to write and surf. He lives in Sydney with his wife, son and an enormous black German shepherd.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was so excited when this book was finally released. It's more or less a repeat of Green Hell with a dash of spaceflight. Alex Hunter saves the day, but confrontations with Russian supersoldiers had already been done with Chinese soldiers in Kraken Rising. I loved all of Beck's previous books, so I think this was just a good idea with rushed execution. Looking forward to future books.
There are few authors that I enjoy like Greig Beck and this book is right up there with the best of them. I only wish he could write them faster but I guess books this good just can't be rushed. I will be impatiently waiting for the next one. Stephanie Clanahan