Dark Rising (Alex Hunter #2)
When a massive amount of gamma radiation is detected somewhere beneath the desert of Iran, the world is on edge. Is it a nuclear weapon—or worse? Alex Hunter and his highly trained incursion team is on a mission to find out. When they arrive at the ruins of Persepolis, they find an underground facility but no lab, no weapons, no scientists—not even radiation. A black ho
Luckily it is not all the same. Although, on the surface, there is some strong resemblance with the first book it is not just a re-run with some minor changes. The core o...more
Greig Beck has upped the ante, and delivered an even better story. The character development has improved, and you get to know Alex Hunter quite a lot better. Additions of a few new interesting char...more
Don't expect nuanced social commentary or emotional journeys of self-discovery; Beck bathes the reader in blood and guts and hoo-rah mega-machismo and screw you if you don't like it. There isn't much depth to the characters (or story for that...more
What annoyed me and robbed me of enjoyment is the fact that Alex's capabilities change all the time, one second he moves faster than the eye can see, the other he moves barely fast enough to arrive late to save his companions.
Other than that this book is very much like the first one in the series, caves and all.
I didn't find it as good as the first only because it took so long for the action to start. I had to read up to nearly 40% of the book before it got moving. But then it got real interesting.
The Alex Hunter character is getting more and more intriguing, can't wait to see how he will evolve in the next book.
I grew up spending my days surfing at Bondi Beach before entering a career in Information technology which took me around the world. After completing an MBA, i was appointed both an Austr...more