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
Initially the book was quite slow paced, but soon picked up the higher tempo. A radiation spike is detected out in the Iranian desert, but without the expecte ...more
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.
Second in th ...more
If you like the Breach books by Patrick Lee and the Jonathon Ledger series by Jonathon Maberry you'll like Dark ...more
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
Moves quickly, doesn't really flesh out the characters but it doesn't need to.
Has a good blend of real world physics and political talk which help ground the story before it asks you to believe the leaps it takes.
Couldn't put it down. What action, it was almost too much. From one event to another, it kept on building and building.
I forgot how good the first Alex Hunter book was, but in my estimation I think it will be hard to match or beat this book.
I enjoyed the first book in this series but not enough to immediately rush to read the second. Boy was I wrong to wait. Alex's character just keeps getting better the more I get to know him. I can't wait to read the next one!
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
I loved the action, the adventure, and the creatures, but I also love the way Beck intertwines some science into this book that really probes the imagination, similar to what I loved about Michael Crichton's work.
A lot of fun, and Greig Beck is now on my must-read list.
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