(Alex Hunter #6)
I once read an author’s review of his book, set in Antarctica, in which he stated that a continent largely unexplored could be the setting for all manner of books. It may have been Alex Hunter’s first visit to the Antarctic continent. I do not remember.
Kraken Rising has been sitting on my reading list for some time now and I am not sure why I did not read it at an earlier date. Kraken Rising has all the pace and intrigue as any of Greg Beck’s previous books.
With the world on the brink of nuclear war it is up to Arcadian and his team to save the day. And it is not only the world Arcadian is trying to save this time round, it is also the mother of his son who has been sent to Antarctica find Arcadian who is of prime concern.
Likening the monster to modern day animal was a stroke of genius and I don’t think I will ever go near the beach again. Cephalopods, at least the octopus, do have a beak and when this monster’s beak came chasing our heroes…well, just close your eyes and imagine.
Throw in reports of missing ships, boats and sailors in Australia’s Bass Strait, a Strait which has never been more than a forty-minute drive from home, and we have enough facts to substantiate another great plot.
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