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Deep Storm (Jeremy Logan #1)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  18,133 Ratings  ·  678 Reviews
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 crew. When expert naval doctor Peter Crane is flown in, he finds his real destination is not the platform itself but Deep Storm: a ...more
Kindle Edition, 562 pages
Published December 21st 2007 by Anchor (first published 2007)
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Another great Lincoln Child mystery (actually, this is the first of his solo projects I have read, but it has a similar feel to the ones he wrote with Preston). Sci-fi, twists and turns, shocking surprises, action sequences - from ancient documents to aliens - this book has it all!

The only reason only 4 stars is it did not keep moving through the center of the book. It seemed for quite some time there were a lot of scenes, but no advancement of the plot. But, it is just a minor complaint.

If you
Apr 26, 2012 J213 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 09, 2016 Jaksen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good enough adventure story, set at the bottom of the Atlantic where the ruins of Atlantis - maybe - have been found. A lot of technical detail and research went into this novel, and though not my favorite by Mr. Child, I would not hesitate to read further in this series by him.

(In fact, I'd already read 'The Forgotten Room,' No. 4 in the series and absolutely loved it.)

Where it bogs down is in all the characters rushing around from the middle to the end. (I call this the 'Lost Effect,' named
Tanja Berg
Oct 07, 2012 Tanja Berg rated it really liked it
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
Brian Steele
Feb 22, 2011 Brian Steele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, thriller, adventure
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
I found it unbelievable and didn't care for the ending. I would have been much more interested in the Atlantis scenario.
Tyson Adams
Nov 30, 2014 Tyson Adams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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Dec 14, 2009 kingshearte rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, fiction, fluff
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
Ms. Nikki
This read just didn't hold my interest. It felt as if the author was trying to make it into some big blockbuster, but it was not.

The main character, Crane, kept repeating his actions over and over again. I'll give him some slack because he had limited access to what was going on so he kept running into human walls.

The characters were dense and unconvincing to the point where I just couldn't bring myself to care about survival.

So, I guess this read really irritated me. Crane was basically a usele
May 20, 2010 Becca-Rawr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challange-10
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
Jan 15, 2009 Darcy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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,
John Yelverton
A good book that keeps your attention, but it just doesn't quite have the punch that I thought it would.
Kara Jorges
Dec 20, 2012 Kara Jorges rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 20, 2011 Rai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
C.C. Thomas
May 13, 2012 C.C. Thomas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
I admit to being captured by this book before I even started reading it. Any hint of 'Atlantis' does that to me. Alas, that fascination soon turned to boring doldrums and I couldn't wait to be finished with it, finally not even caring what the great mystery was.

Dr. Peter Crane is called to a highly secretive sub-oceanic research facility because of mysterious illnesses that have been reported. What is causing the illnesses is a mystery that Dr. Crane seems ideally suited to solve. Unfortunately,
May 02, 2010 Maik rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Atlantis? Ein Raumschiff? Ein Endlager für atomaren Müll? Eine aktive Waffe, geeignet diesen Teil des Universums mit Hilfe zweier umeinander kreisender Schwarzer Löcher aus Materie und Antimatierie zu atomisieren? Was ist es, wonach das unglaubliche Regierungsprojekt in der Tiefsee unterhalb der Erdölplattform Deep Storm bis in die Mohorovičić-Diskontinuität bohrt?Gnädigerweise ist das Ziel der Anstrengungen nicht Atlantis...
Und ist diese Rezension hier etwa ein Spoiler? Ja, das ist sie! Allerdi
Jan 23, 2013 Doug rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-adventure
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
Jul 04, 2013 Danna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Chris Poulin
Mar 12, 2016 Chris Poulin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Typical Lincoln Child: easy read, fast paced plot, interesting locale and scenario. His books, as well as those he co-authors with Douglas Preston, are just entertaining and don't require any effort. The characters are moderately interesting but not deep by any means and there's just enough science behind it to trampoline you into the suspension of disbelief required for the main plot to work.
Melissa Norton
Feb 27, 2010 Melissa Norton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 26, 2010 Lanie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Emilio Garofalo
Aug 17, 2015 Emilio Garofalo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read! Nice sci fi elements in a deep sea adventures
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
Carisa Burns
Aug 09, 2016 Carisa Burns rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-authors
Definitely a unique concept. I was intrigued with the mystery of what would be uncovered in the big deep and the levels of secrecy; the mysterious illness. I loved the interesting little creatures that were found and the momentum of the action sequences. I found myself though having a hard time picturing what alot of the environment looked like because I didn't think the descriptions were written in enough detail or very clearly. I found myself stopping to try really hard to picture where the ch ...more
Nov 20, 2015 Wayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read all of the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child novels, I started reading Lincoln Child's novels, beginning with his newest, The Forgotten Room. I have just finished a 2nd Child novel, Deep Storm. It is a page-turner!
The novels of these authors verge on science fiction, a genre that I have never cared for; but these novels, to me, are much more realistic than much science fiction. Whether it is solving hideous crimes in the NY Museum of Natural History, or investigating strange happenings i
Barry Martin Vass
This reminds me a great deal of Michael Crichton's medical/military/scientific thrillers, and it's just as much fun to read. In particular, this reminds me of Sphere, Crichton's 1997 novel, where the Navy finds what they believe to be an enormous alien spacecraft at the bottom of the South Pacific, buried under 300 years of coral. A team of civilian scientists is rushed to the site, a hole is drilled through the coral, a deep-water habitat is set up and, after they acclimate themselves to their ...more
Feb 11, 2014 K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anna Engel
I get to read trash fiction when I'm on vacation. I'm a long-term reader of Lincoln/Child trash, so I though I'd give Child alone a try. Overall, "Deep Storm" fits the vacation criteria: fast read, quick pace, one-dimensional characters, and tried-and-true thriller conventions (explosions, mystery, intrigue, stereotypes living up to their full potential).

"Deep Storm" is essentially a suped-up version of Crichton's "Sphere": Deepwater exploration finds an anomaly. An investigation reveals someth
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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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