Beneath the Dark Ice

Greig Beck

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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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Antarctica, Present Day
In the final seconds before impact, John “Buck” Banyon, arguably one of the wealthiest hotel owners in North America, released the U-shaped steering column. He folded his large arms over his chest, obscuring the hand-stitched, gold lettering across a bomber jacket that simply read “Buck.” He knew he was as good as dead as soon as the engine restart had failed and all the other backup systems which had at first gone crazy winked out one by one. There was no time now for another restart and bailing out was a joke in this weather.

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"Quickly paced, imaginatively detailed, and highly atmospheric, Beck's novel is an entertaining mix of thriller, horror, fantasy, and science fiction.... A fun read that offers plenty of thrills and hints at a new action-adventure hero in the making."
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Greig Beck

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

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Beneath the Dark Ice
Greig Beck

Mass Market Paperbound

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
August 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312599799
ISBN10: 031259979X
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Paperbacks
August 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429929301
ISBN10: 1429929308
320 pages
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