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Overlord (Sam Aston Investigations) Paperback – June 29, 2018
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What lurks beneath the ice?
Marine biologist Sam Aston is hired to explore a series of subterranean caverns deep beneath the Antarctic. Somewhere within this lost world of magnificent caverns and underground seas lies a source of limitless clean energy, but something guards this treasure. As enemies bent on obtaining this world-changing resource for themselves close in from above, Aston and his team plunge further into the depths, and discover they are not the first to come this way...and thy are not alone.
As the death toll mounts, Aston and his companions are forced to uncover secrets hidden far beneath the ice. Danger lurks at every turn as they face the deadly threat of the Overlord!
Adventure, Science Fiction, and Horror converge in the Sam Aston Investigations series by the USA Today Bestselling author of Loch and the Australian Shadows Award winning author of The Roo!
Praise for the Sam Aston Investigations
"The team who took aquatic terror to new depths are turning their talented attentions to caves deep below the Antarctic ice, where ancient carvings and strange symbols have been found, as well as a potentially invaluable crystalline energy source... it's is part At the Mountains of Madness, part The Thing, part Aliens… it’s another summer blockbuster waiting to happen, full speed ahead and damn the special effects budget. Also, no sheep were harmed in the making of this book (that I know of)." Christine Morgan, The Horror Fiction Review
"A great adventure story mixed with a creature feature! A book that grabbed my attention early and held on!" Brian's Book Blog
"Renegade marine biologist Sam Aston is back for a second outing in what is shaping up to be a must-read aquatic adventure series! Danger and intrigue lurk both above and below in this action-filled, white-knuckle romp with a breathtaking conclusion!" Rick Chesler, author of Sawfish
"Everything you'd want from a monster story – great characters, a remote location and a creature with bite! Mixing history and lore with science and action, David Wood and Alan Baxter have penned a thriller that is hard to put down." Jeremy Robinson, author of Island 731
"Bone-cracking terror from the stygian depths! A creature thriller that is both intelligent and visceral. I could hear the Jaws soundtrack playing on repeat, although that might have been my heart pounding." Lee Murray, author of Into the Mist
"One of the best, the most thoroughly delightful and satisfying, books that I've read in quite some time. A serious out-of-the-park type of home run hit." Christine Morgan, The Horror Fiction Review
"As Adventure Thrillers go, you can't go wrong with Wood and Baxter!" The Grim Reader
"Renegade marine biologist Sam Aston is back for a second outing in what is shaping up to be a must-read aquatic adventure series! Danger and intrigue lurk both above and below in this action-filled, white-knuckle romp with a breathtaking conclusion!"--Rick Chesler, author of Sawfish
- Publisher : Adrenaline Press; 1st edition (June 29, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 276 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1940095832
- ISBN-13 : 978-1940095837
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.69 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,111,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It was a little more over the top in plot and the creature featured in the book was pretty scary. It was a nice read and way more action filled this time around.
The potential of the first book was more realized this time around. Now, keep it up.
So overall, the story was decent but not what I was expecting, and after that, I just didn't care anymore. I'll let others make their own assessments however.
Rescues, and convenient events, make it hard to swallow. But if you have a strong suspension of belief, then you can accept it.