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eBook Dark Rising: A Novel (St. Martin's Paperbacks Novel) epub
  • ISBN: 0312599803
  • Author: Greig Beck
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1 edition (August 2, 2011)
  • ePUB size: 1905 kb
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Dark Rising: A Novel (St. Martin's Paperbacks Novel) Mass Market Paperback. Author Beck has jammed this novel full of personages who are the stuff of nightmares, terrorists and counter-terrorists, amazing recoveries by Alex, forensic oddities, mysterious disappearances, and lots of gruesome physical battles. We also see the return of the lovely and dangerous Mossad agent Adira Senesh from "Dark Rising" and Professor Matt Kearns from "Beneath the Dark Ice", plus other surprise characters.

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Another great novel by Greig Beck.

Published August 2nd 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2010). Another great novel by Greig Beck. Fast-paced action, attention to detail and interesting plot twists keep the reader coming back for more.

Dark Rising : A Novel. St. Martin's Paperbacks Novel.

Back is a novel written by British writer Henry Green and published in 1946. The novel tells the story of Charley Summers, a young Englishman who comes back from Germany, where he was detained as a POW for three years after having been wounded in combat in France (possibly in 1939-1940). Summers is repatriated because, due to his wound, his leg had to be amputated. While he was prisoner, Rose, the woman he loved, died, and this adds to the shock Charley suffered because of the mutilation.

St. Now it's up to Alex to follow the traces of radiation all the way to the ancient caves of Arak, where he'll come face to face with a creature from his darkest nightmares. By (author) Greig Beck. Is it game-over for Alex and his team? Or are greater forces at work as the world reaches its natural end-and mankind casts its final judgment? show more. Format Paperback 304 pages. Dimensions 109 x 172 x 22mm 154g. Publication date 02 Aug 2011. Publisher St. Martin's Press. Publication City/Country New York, United States.

DARK RISING   A CATACLYSMIC EVENT When a massive amount of gamma radiation is detected somewhere beneath the desert of Iran, the world is on edge. Is it a nuclear weapon--or worse? Alex Hunter and his highly trained incursion team is on a mission to find out. When they arrive at the ruins of Persepolis, they find an underground facility but no lab, no weapons, no scientists--not even radiation. A black hole has taken everything...   
AN ANCIENT PROPHECY Meanwhile, Iran is preparing for the return of the prophet. Israel is threatening nuclear war. And the details about Alex's special U.S. military venture--code name: Arcadian--have been stolen. Then another gamma spike is detected...and someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert.   
A RACE AGAINST DARKNESS Now it's up to Alex to follow the traces of radiation all the way to the ancient caves of Arak, where he'll come face to face with a creature from his darkest nightmares. Is it game-over for Alex and his team? Or are greater forces at work as the world reaches its natural end--and mankind casts its final judgment?   DARK RISING - CRITICS REVIEWS   ★ Starts with a BANG! And it is a big one. From there we are taken on a journey at break neck speed that meant I hardly put the book down all weekend. Anne Dickson, Rodney Libraries.   
★ The pace is breakneck! 4 STARS (highly recommended). Lachlan Jobbins. Good Reading Magazine.   
★ Exciting, Fast-Paced And Cinematic In Feel. The Action Is Beautifully Choreographed, And The Characters Well Rounded. Beck Has A Strong Grasp Of The Action Genre - Four Stars. Keith Stevenson, Cour de Lion Books & Terra Incognita. ★ Has all the right stuff. It starts with gamma radiation in Persepolis, progresses through the threat of nuclear war, an ancient curse and winds up with monsters from the dawn of time. What more could anyone want? IAN NICHOLS, The West Australian.  
Comments: (7)
If you like military action adventure novels, with a hint of science and a deadly creature from out of this world!
Things I liked:
I loved the creature in this book. I found it to be interesting and well described.
I thought that the action in the book was exciting and interesting.

Things I didn't like:
It was slow-paced for the first half. The first couple of chapters that set up the book were interesting, but then the author got into details about the mission, soldiers, and weapons. He went into detail about each of the soldiers, their military backgrounds, their weaponry, and their skills. Since I am not partial, or knowledgeable about military strategies, tech, and weaponry I really struggled through these parts.
Dark Rising is the sequel to the novel Beneath the Dark Ice. However, while it does contain some references to events from the previous novel, this one is quite a separate story so readers need not worry if they've never read its predecessor.

In Dark Rising, a scientific experiment in Iran has terrifying consequences. The whole lab is destroyed. One of the scientists' bodies mysteriously turns up all the way over in America, horribly distorted and emitting massive quantities of lethal radiation. The body of another of the scientists is found a lot closer to home, but bears the signs of months of decomposition (despite having been missing hardly more than a day).

Detecting a massive gamma ray spike from Iran, like nothing ever seen on Earth, the US fears the possible creation of a weapon of mass destruction and sends a team of military elites to the Middle East to investigate. Leading the team is super soldier Alex Hunter, main protagonist of the first novel. Hunter's superhuman abilities are growing and he does not know what these changes in his body will lead to. He is also haunted by nightmares relating to his frightening experiences beneath the Antarctic ice in the first novel.
The American soldiers team up with a pair of Israelis, who are also sent to find out what's going on in Iran.

Meanwhile, the religiously fanatical Iranian president orders the recreation of the phenomena produced in the first scientific experiment, in the belief that this will bring about apocalyptic events prophecised in the Qu'ran.
More horror ensues from the experiment, including one unnoticed side effect- the bringing of a monstrous otherworldly creature to Earth. In the deserts of Iran, the creature gets a taste for humans.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read, though there are some points of criticism. As in Beneath the Dark Ice, the character of Alex Hunter seems like a bit too much of a Mary Sue. This is especially seen in one scene where he is bitten by a highly venomous saw-scaled viper, and manages to sleep it off! The other characters could have been a bit better written as well.

What really makes the story intriguing is the monster. While certain other aspects of his writing could use some improvement, Greig Beck is excellent at making monsters. The monster in this story is well described and it is extremely powerful and deadly (which is good as it gives the superhuman Alex Hunter something that's actually challenging to fight and truly life threatening to him). It's not as massively huge and strong as the monster from Beneath the Dark Ice, but it has other features that make it at least as deadly and terrifying.
Of course, there's other parts of the novels I've liked as well, but the monsters are probably the main thing that keeps me wanting to read more.
Hawk Flying
This book is quite similar to the first book in this series. Sure, the story is different but otherwise the similarities are plentiful. A new mission for Alex, a new team of HAWC’s, a strong female character, plenty of action, some monstrous adversaries (both human and not so human). There are even a few caves thrown in as well.

Luckily it is not all the same. Although, on the surface, there is some strong resemblance with the first book it is not just a re-run with some minor changes. The core of the plot in this book is not just a random discovery but a man-made event. As you can deduce from the book blurb this book takes a stab at the Iranian Islamists. However Iran and their fanatics are mostly used as a convenient backdrop. The story is pure fiction and the Iranian president and hard-liners are portrayed as even more extreme and lunatic than in real life.

The Iranian president does not get to play the bad guy all by himself though. As in the first book a not-so-human adversary is also introduced to spice things up. Actually this nefarious creature is a direct result of the actions of the Iranians but it does not know that and it does not care. For it humans are just a tasty snack.

Of course Alex gets plenty of opportunities to use his new powers which are apparently continuing to develop by the way. The book and the character of Alex Hunter is getting fairly close to super-hero level when it comes to how powerful this man has become. I guess some people might find it over the top. Me, I like it…so far. It makes these books a bit different from the gray mass of ordinary marine team thrillers.

In short, I find this book to be an enjoyable thriller with both a horror and a science fiction twist to it.
I picked up Greig's 1st book (Beneath the Dark Ice) based on a recommendation from Amazon after purchasing a book by another author (Jeremy Robinson). It was a great recommendation on Amazon's part as I really enjoyed that book. At the end of that book there was an excerpt of his (at the time) upcoming book (Dark Rising). After reading the excerpt I was really looking forward to the entire book as Arcadian (aka Alex Hunter) has become one of my favorite characters! When I got my kindle copy of the book on Tuesday (this being Sunday) I couldn't wait to start reading it. I was not disappointed. I burned through that book in no time! It was a pretty awesome thrill ride. If anyone out there is a Jeremy Robinson and/or a James Rollins fan, you need to take a look at this guy. I think you will enjoy his first two books!
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