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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,933 ratings  ·  192 reviews
The high adventure of James Rollins meets the gripping suspense of Matthew Reilly in Jeremy Robinson's explosive new thriller, SecondWorld.
Lincoln Miller, an ex-Navy SEAL turned NCIS Special Agent is sent to Aquarius, the world’s only sub-oceanic research facility located off the Florida Keys, to investigate reports of ocean dumping. A week into his stay, strange red flak
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Kristin Lundgren
I read a lot of YA books which tend to fall into the paranormal/fantasy, SF, and dystopian genres, and a few stragglers. And I enjoy them, some immensely. But they don't give me that thrill. That rush of adrenaline, which I had been missing. Then I picked up Jeremy Robinson's latest thriller. He writes like James Rollins and Matt Reilly - somewhat improbable plot, improbable feats of derring-do, etc. But they are fun and enjoyable, and they all do well in bringing people to life. And that was th ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: action adventure fans, Matt Reilly, James Rollins fans
I started this on Playaway and I had to turn it off because of the disturbing scene at the beginning. I got the print copy and I'm so glad I picked this up again, because this book rocked!

Warning: If you hate Nazis, you will either love this book, or you will find your hatred for Nazis inflamed to even higher levels. The Nazis (and all their modern counterparts) seriously suck (which is putting it lightly) and inspired many violent thoughts in my head as I was reading. I think that this book mig
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ex-Navy Seal turned NCIS agent, Lincoln Miller has been tasked to check out the Aquarius underwater facility in the Florida Keys. Lincoln notices something strange. The sky is blazing red with red specks falling from the sky. Fish are dying Lincoln makes it to land, only to learn that an attack has been launched on the world. Someone has depleted the world of oxygen. With the lack of oxygen, people are also dying and the specks falling from the sky is all that is left of civilization. Miller mus ...more
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Attention, Clevelanders -- Miami is DESTROYED in this book! Not the Heat basketball team, the ENTIRE CITY! LeBron James won't be winning any NBA championships after Navy SEAL Lincoln Miller saves the world and cleans up the mess resurrected Nazis create in this world.

Yes, resurrected Nazis. Seems the biggest villains of all time are back to take over the world 70 years after they lost World War II. Miller and his little band of rag-tag commandos must dodge thousands of bullets, ward off aerial a
Julie Carter
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lincoln Miller is an ex Navy Seal who can take care of himself in any situation. This story takes him all over the world, and the precarious situations he finds himself in will leave you breathless. Very fast-paced story with great character interaction!
Jonathan Wilson
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, adventure, 2013
I loved this book from the first page to the last.

It is a rip-roaring, heart-pounding adventure and one of the best books I have read in recent times.

If you love high adventure and haven't yet discovered Jeremy Robinson, do yourself a favor and read this.

I can't wait to read more about Lincoln Miller, he is giving King and the Chess Team a run for the money.
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'll be honest - parts of this book are (unintentionally?) hilarious. No spoilers, but the final scene is so over the top that I have to think that Robinson is in on the fun as well. But I look past all that because this is an incredible concept with delicious sci-fi inspired action that is just close enough to reality to be great. Five stars. ...more
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
The beginning was 5 stars, but once the hero is out of immediate danger, it got boring and bogged down with history and explanations . So I just skipped to the end to see what happened.
Audrey Arnold
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was a really good book! The apocalypse, Nazis, and fast-paced action -- what could be better? Jeremy Robinson takes readers on a whirlwind ride with twists, turns, and danger around every corner. Perfect for lovers of action and intrigue.

This book sucked me right in and held me there until the very end. Highly reccomend SecondWorld!
Marie (UK)
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If My husband had been watching a movie of this books I would have heaved and sighed all the way through it But this was a wonderfully narrated tale of the next Nazi uprising. I loved almost every minute of it - the opening confused me and I didn't really work out it's meaning until about a third of the way through. The ending did take fighting to a new level a veritable Piff Paff Pouff of battles guaranteed to make me snarl in film and TV.

It is definitely more than 4 stars for me (just not quit
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Action packed the very beginning to end. ‘Mercia all the way!!!!
Jordan Anderson
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have often times wondered what would happen if James Rollins and Matt Reilly somehow managed to team up and pen a new thriller. Two of the penultimate (and two of my all-time favorite) thriller authors, combining their respective talents. The result would be nothing short of marvelous! Now, I know that's more of a self-professed book nerd's wet dream. The chances of something as fantastic as that are most likely never to happen.

However, there is a close second to that never-to-happen fantasy,
Dee Haddrill
Originally read 27 April 2013; listened to via Audible 24 June 2015 (Phil Gigante has an amazing voice and really brought the characters to life!)

Lincoln Miller is an ex-Navy Seal turned NCIS agent who finds himself smack-dab in the middle of a terrifying scenario. The world around him is suddenly inundated with strange red flakes that appear to have one purpose - remove the oxygen from the air around him. With evil villains (Neo-Nazis)abounding, and an assortment of interesting sidekicks beside
Brian Taylor
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it
SecondWorld is a solid read that will keep you entertained. It has plenty of action and characters that could have stepped out of an action movie (even if the nicknames were annoying). What I like about Jeremy Robinson is he's not afraid to go big with his plot...although there are times where things seem a little too unbelievable, or a little too convenient. If you're looking to get lost from your everyday life for a little while, give SecondWorld a try. ...more
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was exactly what I needed. If you love movies like Die Hard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Con Air, then this book is for you. The action never stops and the short chapters keep the story racing. I will definitely be reading more from this author!
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of this book through First Reads.

One of the best books that I've read all year! The plot was absolutely refreshing, the characters were fantastic and action scenes kept me on my toes until the very end. Great read!
Jeffrey Higgins
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh man can Mr. Robinson spin a tale. Don't miss this one. One of his bestt ...more
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Makes you think & frightens amazing read!!!
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this thriller, absolutely loved it - I could barely control the pages flying through my fingers. One of the most enjoyable reads I've had this year so far. Review to come on FWN. ...more
Daniel Rudge
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: action
An adrenaline-packed thrill ride that combines the best conspiracy theories into one plot, SecondWorld delivers the goods for action/adventure fans. The pace is set at a break-neck speed, the plot weaves in some science fiction and the action is almost non-stop. It loses a star for the lack of character-development, and for some of the action scenes not as well-scripted as say Matthew Reilly's best. Otherwise, a very enjoyable escapist read highly recommended to action/adventure and thriller fan ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
To say this novel is non-stop adventure and thrills is a gross understatement. With maybe one or two brief moments where the reader is allowed to catch a breath, the action literally does not stop. So why only 3 stars? This is something I never thought I would ever say but there is just too damned much. Too much damage one person could ever inflict. Too much coincidence. Too much luck. Too much pain and injury one person could endure. Too many bad guys. And too damned much need to suspend belief ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Yeah. Of course. The bad, bad Germans who were forced to support Nazis in thread to their family being killed had a choice. Descendants of Germans who were forced supporters better were never been born. Sure. The book is a little TOO USA-and-anti-german patriotic. And all the shaved Nazis with the blond hair and the heavy German accent. Please! How ridiculous!
And a 12 year old girl that is soooo intelligent and has the same thoughts as the 'hero'? Garbage. Who should believe this. A
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't expect this book to be so good

I got this book on a whim and I can't remember if it was free or just really cheap and thought I would give it a try since I like the audible books I've listened to by Jeremy Robinson.(this one was a digital book, not audible) This book knocked my socks off from the first page. I didn't want to stop reading it , it was so good.It's been awhile since I've been able to say that about any book. Lately they've been really easy to put down, but this one wasn't.
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this! I’ve read 3 of his books before, but there were aspects of those that annoyed me. Not so with this one.
Outlandish, both in plot and pace of action, this was a delightful bobsled ride of a book. The premise was just believable enough to make it interesting. The characters were charming. I’m glad he didn’t attempt some idiotic romantic side-plot. Yeah, use a hot girl as a main character but her appeal was that you didn’t know if you could trust her right up till the end; not
Cj Zawacki
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jeremy Robinson has been a favorite author of mine. In this an older novel of his, Second World, has the Germany Forth Reich has begun by testing a weapon discovered at the end of World War II. Deadly red flakes have been released from the skies chocking out cities. Lincoln Miller, an ex-Navy SEAL turned special agent must find the enemies location before the end of the world's power and their replacement. Robinson has built into this story many conspiracies that can keep the reader goodling the ...more
Grace Heneks
Listened to this as an audiobook on our trip up to Colorado for Christmas. It was a fun listen. It kept both of us awake which helped make the long drive more bearable. I will say that the characterization was a little canned and the plot needed some trimming. It felt a little messy at times. I also did not like the narrator’s female voices. But overall, it was a fun, silly book that made a great road trip listen.
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow, what a ride. I know this story and action were outlandish and over the top, but it was so darn entertaining. I found it hard to put down, just had to see what was going to happen next. And I googled some of the information in the book and found it to be true! That was astonishing. When I want a quick read with lots of action and interesting premises, I will look for another one from this writer.
Nov 17, 2017 rated it liked it
The first 50 percent of this book was amazing! Full of action. The last half had action, but I was less interested in this action. The two air battle scenes were not enjoyable to me. I liked the characters well enough, but the plot felt a bit weak and predictable in the second half. Really good concept for a story and perfect execution in the first half. 3.5 Stars.
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read quite a few action books—mostly James Rollins. What stood out the most to me in this book was not only the lack of a forced and uncomfortable romance (thank goodness!) but the better-than-usual writing of a female character. She was a real person with real skills, and it was a nice break from how many female characters in this genre are written.
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Jeremy Robinson is the New York Times bestselling author of seventy novels and novellas, including Apocalypse Machine, Island 731, and SecondWorld, as well as the Jack Sigler thriller series and Project Nemesis, the highest selling, original (non-licensed) kaiju novel of all time. He’s known for mixing elements of science, history and mythology, which has earned him the #1 spot in Science Fiction ...more

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