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Wächter der Tiefe (Jeremy Logan #2)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  14,588 ratings  ·  537 reviews
12 000 Fuß unter der Meeresoberfläche.

In den Tiefen des Atlantiks machen Wissenschaftler eine unglaubliche Entdeckung. Doch ist es wirklich der größte archäologische Fund aller Zeiten - oder womöglich der schrecklichste?

Von Machtgier getrieben, drängt das Militär darauf, Bohrungen in Tiefen vorzunehmen, die noch gänzlich unerforscht sind. Doch schon bald sind die Wissensch
Hardcover, 445 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Wunderlich (first published 2007)
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Action movie and sci-fi thriller, but above all else, fluff. To me, Deep Storm is "one of those books." The kind you can you find on a rack in an airport, at a grocery store and in the $1 bin at a used book store. Fluff in the sense that it's pure escapism and temporary entertainment and I say "temporary" because once it's over, you've gained nothing about the world or about humanity. I realize that that might be an arrogant thing to say and I understand that there are always things to be learne ...more
Tanja Berg
I have shunned Lincoln Child, lifted my nose against this author when not as a duo with Douglas Preston. How unnecessary! This is the first book I've read by Child only and it was just as much fun. There is little to no precious insight into the human condition here, but I have to have variation. This was a a very entertaining science fiction thriller.

Dr. Crane is called out to the oil-drilling platform of Deep Storm because the crew is suffering from various ailments. Not on the platform itsel
Tyson Adams
It isn't often that scientists are the good guys. Usually they are the bad guys or at least facilitate things going horribly wrong or they are socially inept losers. This time it is the military trying to ruin the planet.... I suppose you can't do away with every cliche.

Lincoln Child of the widely successful Preston and Child writing duo, wrote this stand-alone novel, Deep Storm. Dr Peter Crane is a medical scientist recruited the help discover what is ailing a military and scientific team opera
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Former naval doctor Peter Crane is urgently summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition spreading through the rig. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below -- on "Deep Storm," a stunningly advanced science research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers ...more
Brian Steele
There are going to be some obvious comparisons between this book and Michael Crichton's Sphere. Well, I loved both, each for their own story. While both deal with a mix of military & scientists deep underwater investigating a mysterious artifact, with tons of plot twists, each tale is presented differently.

Ultimately, Child's novel is less personal and more epic. There are quite a number of characters and sub-plots, textbooks worth of scientific information being thrown at you during the in
Lincoln Child blew me away with this one. I'm a huge, huge fan, and I've always loved his solo-novels, but this one has to be my favorite of his.

This book is pretty sneaky. It likes to smirk a bit when it leads you astray, and then laugh in your face when you find out the plot has twisted. I had my theories, from page one, and said theories changed, morphed, were pulled apart, thrown away, re-born, etc... and I still got surprised in the end.

He wastes no time, every page is just packed with awes
John Yelverton
A good book that keeps your attention, but it just doesn't quite have the punch that I thought it would.
This was another hand-me-down airport novel donated from the lovely mother. Here's the deal with Deep Storm: while reading it, I felt super conflicted. It was written really well, the story was interesting enough, and the plot moved at a whiplash-breakneck-pace, yet I couldn't have wanted to put it down more. Seriously. My extreme need to drop this book where I stood (or, more accurately, sat) was immeasurably high, for an inexplicable reason. But I did.

In Deep Storm, there was a lot of submarin
Kara Jorges
Fans of the old Preston/Child formula who haven’t quite warmed to Agent Aloysius Pendergast can stop fretting. Lincoln Child does a bang-up job with that particular plotline in this novel.

The man of science who gets pulled in over his head—literally—in this book is Dr. Peter Crane, who is summoned to the Storm King deep sea drilling platform near Greenland to treat some medical maladies of the crew. He knows there’s more to it than his bosses in the government are letting on when they make him s
Unputdownable thriller!

Deep Storm is one of the best thrillers I've ever read. It has flawless pacing, an incredibly interesting story, an excellent sense of place, non-stop action, and just the right amount of character development. It has a tantalizing touch of the paranormal, a mysterious historical event that keeps surprising and unfolding, along with a great setting. The setting of an offshore oil rig and deepsea lab offers an intimacy of place, exotic to the everyday person, that envelops
I finished reading Lincoln Child’s Deep Storm today. When I read the synopsis I was really excited and thought the book was going to be about something I really liked, searching for and finding something thought to be only a legend. The synopsis read, In this explosive new thriller, one of the most incredible and frightening discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface. On an oil platform in the middle of the North Atlantic, a terrifying series of illnesses is spreading through the cre ...more
Another bout of summertime indulgence! Spent the morning reading Deep Storm and once again thought Lincoln Child (and his writing partner, Douglas Preston) should write screenplays for SyFy movies or at least have more of their books made into movies. They would certainly be more entertaining than SyFy's endless marathons of "reality" shows or WWF Smackdown, though a part of me finds it hilarious to have pro wrestling classified as science fiction. But I digress.

To the Editors of Messrs. Child a
Melissa Norton
Another page-turning science thriller from the coauthor of the Pendergast series, among others. Dr Peter Crane is summoned to a remote drilling platform in the North Atlantic to treat an unusual medical condition that has appeared among the crew of a project called Deep Storm. Two years earlier, the drilling program had been secretly suspended after unusual data emerged from the deep-sea sensors. Fans of the Preston-Child thrillers know what to expect here -- heroic scientists, military coverups ...more
I got about 150 pages into this, and realized that I just didn't care anymore! I think the concept of this book is interesting, but Child's writing is frustrating. He seems to want to "wow" us with his knowledge of technical jargon in the medical, military, AND computer fields. Throw in some vocabulary about oil platforms and submarines, and you've basically got the book. The protagonist is a flat character, one you never really care about because he's got no personality.
Overall, disappointing,
A slow start. It looks like it's about finding lost Atlantis, but it's really about something else - and the characters weren't that interesting (especially up against people like Agent Pendergast) and the plot wasn't that interesting. It seemed that it took Mr. Child a while to get to the plot - perhaps he got lost as well? It looked like it was a good premise, but ended up turning into a Mount Dragon for me - waste of time. I don't recommend it, even though I'm an avid reader of most of his bo ...more
This book is hard to describe. Fast moving, easy to read, science fiction in spades with black holes, antimatter, nuclear garbage dumps and about every other fictional attachment available for the fantasy lovers of the world. Should become a great video game. I love a change of pace continually in my reading efforts and this book may have cured me of that. But if you need a cure from self serving autobiograhies or the latest investigative report that your favorite ice cream causes mumps, this co ...more
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I think this book fails as a thriller and that makes it a who-dunnit in a technical setting. I felt none of the suspense or horror that I usually have when reading the books he writes as part of the Preston Child duo. The ending was a letdown, the escape not hold-my-breath worthy, the warning to humanity not strong enough.
Ellen Roddy
Matter versus Antimatter

If someone told you, they were looking for Atlantis, and you were invited to be in a city beneath the sea, what would you say. Security was tight when Dr. Craig agreed to go. He was was asked to sign non disclosure papers - lots of them. As he passed through many water proof doors, beneath the sea, he wondered what he had gotten into. Many mysterious illnesses were displayed by the people that worked in the sunken city. As he investigated to find the causes,another person
This book is really boring to me. The general idea is interesting, but I couldn't maintain with the writing. I jumped from the middle to the end, which I rarely do. Perhaps a physicist would find the endless descriptions of madeup machines and science interesting, but I sure didn't.
Lincoln Child's latest solo book. It takes place thousands of miles under the ocean in a government-funded, super secret, super dangerous scientific mission...and something is going awry. Typical Child.

I didn't like it as much as past solo stuff. But its obviously gripping.
Brett's Books
I finished the audio version of "Deep Storm," by Mr. Lincoln Child. My enjoyment of this book was hampered by a couple of items. I found the buried treasure plot interesting, and there were a couple of unexpected twists in the story that kept me guessing. However, Mr. Child spent far less time on character development than plot. Instead relying on genere cliches to populate his book. Similar to many science fiction works, "Avatar" comes to mind immediately, all the scientists are spacey, pie-in- ...more
William Bentrim

This book is a thriller. A secret discovery in the North Sea brings a physician to an oil platform that is now controlled by the U. S. Navy. What lies below the rolling seas is the mystery, what happens is the the thriller.

Peter Crane is a naval doctor charged with discovering the cause of some mysterious ailments on this secret Naval installation. He is shocked to discover what the secret hidden under the platform is going to mean to his country and to his life.

The distain that we often exhib
Another outstanding novel by my top favourite techno-thriller author. True to form, the story takes place in an exotic location bristling with latest technology, and is told at breakneck pace. An oil rig in the North Atlantic ocean discovers a signal coming from deep within the bowels of the earth, and the U.S. government spends billions of dollars to construct a beyond-state-of-the-art facility two miles below sea level to get American hands at whatever technological marvels await for them mile ...more
A lot of the science stuff and all of the math went over my head, but this was still a good story. It had a lot of good suspense and some good action scenes. I found myself having trouble picturing some of the things described, but that's probably more my failing than the author's. One thing that is a failing of the author is the way he writes his female characters. I can't say too much about it without spoiler-tagging this, so I'll just say to the author that not all women crumble at the first ...more
We listened to it on CD as we drove through Ireland. It was entertaining, kept us awake and involved. Had to finish it up on my own once I got home. Enjoyable, fun story.
Glenn Conley
An interesting read. I don't remember most of it. It's all a haze of "What the fuck is happening?" questions. I was constantly stumped. For the most part, this is a good thing. I like it when a book keeps me guessing. It compels me to continue reading, in the hopes that my guesses were correct. Of course, they never are. But, usually I end up with a real answer.

I'm not so sure about the end result in this book. I'm pretty sure I just kept asking what the fuck over and over until the end. So, fuc
Zdenka M.
Kniha se sice z počátku čte trochu pomaleji, ale jakmile dr. Crane pronikne do podmořského komplexu, tak už vše ubíhá rychle a čtenář si užívá vědecko-technických blábolů. Když se spolu baví dva vědci, tak jim laik němá šanci rozumět, ale jinak je kniha plná akce a hlavně touhy po poznání.
Závěr je naprosto dokonalý a ponechává mnoho otázek, které jsou sice vyřčeny, ale je na čtenáři, zda nad nimi pouvažuje.
"Hlubinná bouře" je zvláštní kniha, která v sobě ukrývá science fiction i psychologický a
Interesting and cleaver plot, but the story lacks character development and details supporting the dome under the sea. Too many unexplained technical deficits made the story too unbelievable, even for science fiction. Also found it difficult to identify with any protagonist or antagonist. The writing lacked depth and color. I sometimes find Steven Kings writing annoying for too much detail, when King spends a whole chapter explaining the shit weasels (Dream Catcher) and the horrible shit smell f ...more
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Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut, which he still calls his hometown (despite the fact that he left the place before he reached his first birthday and now only goes back for weekends).

Lincoln seemed to have acquired an interest in writing as early as second grade, when he wrote a short story entitled Bumble the Elephant (now believed by scholars to be lost). Along with two dozen shor
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