Tyson Adams's Reviews > Deep Storm

Deep Storm by Lincoln Child
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
4968342
's review

really liked it

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 operating in a top secret deep water facility. The team have discovered something deep in the North Atlantic and are trying to uncover what it is, where it came from, and what scientific marvels it will unveil. If only people would stop going crazy and if they had left the saboteur behind.

I'm a huge fan of Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston's work. I've previously read Preston's stand-alone novels Impact and Blasphemy, the latter being one of my 5 star reviews, but until now I hadn't read a stand-alone from Child. Deep Storm is definitely not as strong as either of Preston's stand-alones, nor as good as most of their joint novels I've read. This novel had a lot of elements I liked about it, including the fairly well thought out plot. Normally techno-thrillers get bogged down in details (e.g. Crichton's Timeline) or get the science wrong (e.g. Crichton's State of Fear), but Child managed to balance accuracy with pacing.

The main reason I think this isn't as strong a novel as the others in the Preston and Child oeuvre is that Deep Storm feels like a "by the numbers" thriller. Blasphemy had some interesting things to say about humans and beliefs. The Pendergast novels are underpinned by one of the more interesting central characters in the thriller genre. Which is why this book, whilst entertaining, felt lacking in comparison. This was still a tense, fast paced, engaging read and definitely worth a read for Preston and Child or techno-thriller fans.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Deep Storm.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

November 18, 2011 – Shelved
November 26, 2014 – Started Reading
November 30, 2014 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.