Dark Rising

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Pan Macmillan, May 24, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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When a sudden burst of radiation is detected beneath the desert in Iran, the world's spy agencies are immediately on alert.

Alex Hunter, code name Arcadian, and his elite incursion team are dropped into the ruins of Persepolis. There they find an underground facility but nothing else - no weapons, no scientists - nothing to explain the gamma spike. It is as if a black hole has swept everything away . . . Meanwhile, Israel is threatening nuclear war, and the details of America's Arcadian program have been stolen. And someone - or something - is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert. If a black hole had taken everything, could something possibly have come back?

When another radiation 'event' occurs in Iran, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening. Something that has been warned of in ancient prophecies.

Alex must follow the traces of radiation to the ancient caves of Arak. In these tunnels, he will come face to face with his darkest nightmares. The clock is ticking down to what is told to be the end of the world and the ultimate judgement of humankind . . .

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User Review  - es135 - LibraryThing

This ambitious novel draws from all of the genres that I love. The story begins as a kind scientific thriller, when a black hole is created in a secret lab in a Middle Eastern desert. The US calls on ... Read full review

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User Review  - xprsg - LibraryThing

Another of The Arcadian adventure series .. it's good and gripping and keeps me from getting bored, but SciFi portions seem to need a bit of work. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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. When he was forced to grow up, he went on to study computer science, and later received an MBA. Greig is the director of a software company but still finds time to write and surf. He lives in Vaucluse, Sydney, with his wife, son and an enormous black German shepherd. Dark Rising is Greig's second novel.

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