Hideous figures are moving about in the smoke, snatching people from the streets, and scans indicate they are being taken into the core of the erupting volcano. Hell is rising and alex hunter must gather a team of his most battle hardened HAWCs to take on an adversary from the very depths of hell. Nothing will stop him from rescuing Aimee and Joshua, not even the devil itself.
Like hundreds before her she is investigating the night that Vesuvius erupted, consuming the ancient city with choking ash, scalding steam and rivers of lava. But she has just unearthed something that shouldn't be there, something that makes her question everything she knows about the disappearances of that fateful event.
Several hundred miles away alex Hunter's family is holidaying in southern Italy when Mount Etna begins to shake, and ash blankets the countryside. Pompeii, present day: Archaeologist Maria Monti is working at a new dig site.
The Void: Alex Hunter 7
Satellite images show that something else came down in the shuttle, something moving about when no one should be alive. But even hawc captain alex hunter, the last super-soldier of the Arcadian program, has never come up against a threat so old, and from so far. The crew have one option left - to bring the fragment aboard.
Immediately, all contact with the shuttle is lost. Nasa watches helplessly as their craft breaks orbit and heads back to Earth where it crashes high up in the Revelation Mountains of Alaska. The space agency puts together an emergency recovery team, but the Russians also want the US military photographic data onboard.
As they prepare for reentry, an unknown object emerges from the void; the name given to deep, dark space. Something has traveled for a billion years to find us - and now it has. In space, commander mitch granger and his crew are nearing the end of their scientific mission - along with their covert satellite photography for the military.
The object proves impossible to evade. The race is on to be the first to the crash site, nearly 10, 000 feet up in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Send in the HAWCs.
Kraken Rising: Alex Hunter 6
A treacherous horror lies in wait for them, deep beneath the Antarctic ice. A direct follow up to 2009's beneath the dark ice this thriller is packed with mystery and suspense, Graham Masterton, and perfect for fans of Matthew Reilly, Myke Cole, Steve Alten, James Rollins and Michael Crichton. After years of silence, but strangely, its emergency beacon is suddenly activated, the beacon is emanating from a point miles below the ice sheets of the frozen continent.
The race is on. But this time the stakes couldn't be higher. In 2008, a top secret us submarine went missing on its test voyage off the coast of Antarctica. And the americans need to retrieve their technology, quickly and quietly, from a place now marked as an international forbidden zone. With the reluctant assistance of petrobiologist Aimee Weir, Alex Hunter and his team of HAWCs return to the location of their first mission together.
But only a few members of the team know the truth. The chinese government, alerted at the same time as the Americans, is after the submarine's secrets. The arcadian returns to the dark ice in a reprisal of one of his first and most deadly missions.
Gorgon: Alex Hunter 5
An ancient evil awakens. Alex hunter has been found – sullen, alone, leaving a path of destruction as he wanders across America. Only the foolish get in the way of the drifter haunting the streets late at night. Across the world, something has been released by a treasure hunter in a hidden chamber of the Basilica Cisterns in Istanbul.
It now stalks the land, leaving its victims turned to stone, and is headed on a collision course with a NATO base. Alex hunter, code name Arcadian. But the hawcs are not the only ones seeking out the strange being – Uli Borshov, moves to intercept him, Borshov the Beast, who has a score to settle with the Arcadian, setting up a deadly collision of epic proportions where only one can survive.
Join alex hunter as he learns to trust his former commander and colleagues again as the HAWCs challenge an age-old being straight from myth and legend. The americans can't let it get there, but can't be seen to intervene. Something hidden there by Emperor Constantine himself, and deemed by him too horrifying and dangerous to ever be set free.
There is only one option – they need their best HAWC.
The Siberian Incident
And worse, changed, some came back, horribly. In the depths of the lake, something unearthly that had been waiting 100, 000 years was stirring. He refused to listen to the chilling folktales, or even be concerned by the occasional harassment from the local mafia. With it came something horrifying that would threaten every living thing on the face of the planetOver the centuries, deformed animals, legends grew of people vanishing, of strange, and of an unexplained luminescence down in the lake depths.
When marcus stenson won the lucrative contract to create a sturgeon fish farm on the site of disused paper mill on the shore of Lake Baikal, he thought he had hit the jackpot. And mankind will become nothing more than a host. The siberian incident - a tale of invasive Alien Horror from international best selling author, Greig Beck.
100, 000 years ago the object hit the lake at the deepest point, quickly sinking into its mile-deep stygian darkness. But then animals were found mutilated in the frozen forest, and people started to go missing.
Black Mountain: Alex Hunter 4
But there is a calling deep within him, to return home to Black Mountain. Formed a billion years ago, the Appalachian's Black Mountain hosts a terrible legend. Only one elder remains to guard its long-forgotten, deadly secret and there is a fear that there is evil lurking again. Meanwhile, professor matt kearns is drawn into the mystery of an ancient artefact recovered from the mountainside, in nearby Ashville, and an image too grotesque to be real.
A survivor is then found half-alive, covered in blood - blood revealed to be not quite human. Alex must confront an age-old enemy of man and discover the truth about his past, and confront the horror that stalks the frozen mountain, and also the one haunting his very soul. Alex hunter, in the care of a woman he doesn't recognise, code named Arcadian, wakes up with no knowledge of who he is, in a country not his own.
Some hikers have gone missing, and the rescue team sent to search for them has not returned.
Hammer of God: Alex Hunter 5.5
As always, beck uses history and mythology to build the story in a way that lends it credence and gives it a life of its own -- I love that. The speed of write"action/adventure meets The Twilight Zone -- 5/5 Stars. Myra gabor, horror novel reviews"i can never put down one of his books until I've finished the whole thing!" -- Frontlaven Reviews.
They were succeeding – until the moment something hulked into the zone and detonated a nuclear bomb. The last images from the area prior to the blast are not of drones or the trail of an ICBM. But he cannot do it alone. Alex hunter, teams up with old ally and Mossad spy Adira Senesh to unravel the age old prophecy, the Arcadian, tracing it back to the very heart of madness.
Perfect for fans of matthew reilly, Steve Alten, Myke Cole, Graham Masterton, James Rollins and Michael Crichton. The alex hunter stories just keep getting better with each book. When the coalition of allied Forces established an international zone in Iraq, they meant to bring peace to the region. Instead they show a solitary figure carrying the enormous weapon to the soon-to-be ground zero on its back.
Consulting an ancient prophecy, scholars warn that an ancient evil has returned, wielding the power to raise the dead to do its bidding. Major jack hammerson, leader of the elite commandos known as the HAWCs knows that only one one soldier is up to the task.
This Green Hell: Alex Hunter 3
Is it fear of contamination - or has something far more lethal surfaced? Alex Hunter - code name Arcadian - and his Hotzone All-Forces Warfare Commandos are dropped in to the disaster area to do whatever it takes to stem the outbreak. The speed of write book reviews, USA. Publishing sensation greig Beck is back - This Green Hell is a magnificent thriller with all the right elements.
The author cleverly plays on subtle fears, with layers of suspense. The daily examiner * 'danger, disappearances and contagion follow Dr Aimee Weir's important discovery in the Paraguayan jungle. Alex hunter just gets better with each book and I can't wait to see what happens in the future. While drilling deep into the Earth a contagion strikes, their camp is quarantined, but workers start to vanish in the night.
In the jungles of paraguay, Dr Aimee Weir and her team are in trouble. This was an edge of your seat nail biter for me the whole way through. In a word: steamy!' gold coAST BULLETIN. But for the mission to be a success, the Arcadian must learn to master his violent inner demons long enough to confront the danger that not only threatens his own immediate survival, but that of mankind.
Professional reviews:* 'top sci-fi horror.
The Immortality Curse: A Matt Kearns Novel 3
What would you give for eternal life? an impossibly old man, a family gruesomely murdered and a woman whose collection of mythological artefacts defies belief: Professor Matt Kearns knows they are connected. These ancient clues bring Matt out of his self-imposed solitude to seek the fabled Fountain of Youth.
This brings on a perilous odyssey across deserts, Matt must overcome horrifying adversaries, creatures of legend, oceans and into the heart of a mountain, and also unravel a 5000-year-old mystery that will tear at his very sanity. In a hidden place, and some are not gifts at all, Matt finds that some gifts have a terrible price, but curses that can last for an eternity.
Dark Rising: A Novel Alex Hunter Book 2
When they arrive at the ruins of Persepolis, they find an underground facility but no lab, no weapons, no scientists—not even radiation. Israel is threatening nuclear war. When a massive amount of gamma radiation is detected somewhere beneath the desert of Iran, the world is on edge. A black hole has taken everything…Meanwhile, Iran is preparing for the return of the prophet.
Is it a nuclear weapon—or worse? Alex Hunter and his highly trained incursion team is on a mission to find out. Then another gamma spike is detected…and someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert. Now it's up to alex to follow the traces of radiation all the way to the ancient caves of Arak, where he'll come face to face with a creature from his darkest nightmares.
And the details about Alex's special U. S. Military venture—code name: Arcadian—have been stolen. Is it game-over for alex and his team? Or are greater forces at work as the world reaches its natural end—and mankind casts its final judgment? .
Book of the Dead: A Matt Kearns Novel 2
Because time is running out. The answers matt seeks are hidden in the fabled Al Azif-known as the Book of the Dead-and he must find it, even if it kills him. Professor matt kearns and a team of experts are sent in by the military to explore one of the sinkholes, and they discover far more than they bargained for.
From the war zones of the syrian desert to the fabled Library of Alexandria, and then to Hades itself, join Professor Matt Kearns as he attempts to unravel an age-old prophecy. Highly recommended!" -jonathan maberry, new york Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Predator OneWhen a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows a retired couple from Iowa it seems like a freak occurrence.
And they're getting bigger. People living near the pits are reporting strange phenomena-vibrations, sulfurous odors, and odd sounds in the stygian depths. Similar sinkholes are opening all over the world, even on the sea floor. Then the pets begin to go missing. When people start disappearing as well, the government is forced to act.
With the book of the dead, greig beck conjures terror and dark magic in a sprawling, apocalyptic nightmare of a novel. But it's not the only one. Not just for matt Kearns, but for all life on Earth.