Beneath the Dark Ice: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 31, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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From debut thriller author Greig Beck comes Beneath the Ice, a mix of the scientific and the supernatural ...


When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing an enormous cave system, a rescue and research team is dispatched. Twenty-four hours later, all contact is lost.

Captain Alex Hunter and his highly trained commandos, along with a team of scientists, are fast tracked to the hot zone to find out what went wrong. Meanwhile, the alluring petrobiologist Aimee Weir is sent to follow up on the detection of a vast underground reservoir. If the unidentified substance proves to be oil, every country in the world will want to know about it—even wage war over it. Or worse.

Once suspended into the caves, Alex, Aimee, and the others can't locate a single survivor—or even a trace of their remains. Nor is there a energy source, only specters of the dead haunting the tunnels. But soon they will discover that something very much alive is brewing beneath the surface. It is a force that dates back to the very dawn of time—an ancient terror that hunts and kills to survive...

 

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User Review  - TysonAdams - LibraryThing

Beneath the Dark Ice was on my Amazon recommendations list for ages. Clearly it ticked a lot of boxes for my likes and being written by a fellow Aussie was another big tick. Needless to say, when I ... Read full review

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User Review  - crazybatcow - LibraryThing

For the first 3/4 this is a fairly decent action-adventure. Sure, there is a "monster" in it, but it is still relatively believable. The last 1/4, however, got annoying with the "history lessons" the ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1
Chapter One
7
Chapter Two
10
Chapter Three
14
Chapter Four
21
Chapter Five
34
Chapter SIx
42
Chapter Seven
56
Chapter Eighteen
159
Chapter Nineteen
168
Chapter Twenty
178
Chapter TwentyOne
186
Chapter TwentyTwo
198
Chapter TwentyThree
208
Chapter TwentyFour
217
Chapter TwentyFive
230

Chapter Eight
67
Chapter Nine
76
Chapter Ten
80
Chapter Eleven
87
Chapter Twelve
101
Chapter Thirteen
113
Chapter Fourteen
120
Chapter Fifteen
129
Chapter Sixteen
136
Chapter Seventeen
148
Chapter TwentySix
238
Chapter TwentySeven
246
Chapter TwentyEight
254
Chapter TwentyNine
258
Chapter Thirty
267
Chapter ThirtyOne
275
Chapter ThirtyTwo
281
Epilogue
290
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About the author (2010)

Greig Beck lives in Australia. Beneath the Dark Ice is his first novel.

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