Beneath the Dark Ice
The first Alex Hunter adventure.
When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing an enormous cave system, a rescue and research team is dispatched. Twenty-four hours later, all contact is lost.
Captain Alex Hunter and his highly trained commandos, along with a team of scientists, are fast tracked to the hot zone to find out what went wrong. Meanwhile, the alluring petrobiologist Aimee Weir is sent to follow up on the detection of a vast underground reservoir. If the unidentified substance proves to be oil, every country in the world will want to know about it—even wage war over it. Or worse.
Once suspended into the caves, Alex, Aimee, and the others can’t locate a single survivor—or even a trace of their remains. Nor is there a energy source, only specters of the dead haunting the tunnels. But soon they will discover that something very much alive is brewing beneath the surface. It is a force that dates back to the very dawn of time—an ancient terror that hunts and kills to survive…
Soldiers we are not alone. Prepare to go hot.
To bring the team out alive, Alex will need every one of his mysterious abilities beneath the dark ice.
WARNING: Contains Strong Language, Violence, and Horror Themes.
- BUCKLE UP... This is going to be a hell of a ride! Jonathan Maberry - Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Wolfman (now a major motion picture).
- Beneath the Dark Ice - What lies beneath: The pace never lets up as you’re hurled from one cavern to another with just the raspy breathing of a millenniums-old creature for company - It’s like he’s taken the imagination of Jules Verne, put it into a blender with a healthy dollop of Crichton, and folded in a teaspoon of Stephen King. The result? One heck of a ride. Post Noon BookBlog UK - Dean Williams | February 11, 2012 | Arts & Entertainment » Books.
- A nerve-shredding adventure that skilfully blends thriller, horror and fantasy. Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Alex Gordon
- Beneath the Dark Ice - Quickly paced, imaginatively detailed, and highly atmospheric, Beck's novel is an entertaining mix of thriller, horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Neal Wyatt, RA Crossroads, LIBRARY JOURNAL
- Beneath the Dark Ice has all the ingredients of a late night page-turner: a remote and dangerous setting, a rugged hero with an Achilles heel, a vicious and deadly villain, geopolitical intrigue and cutting-edge science. Throw in a feisty heroine and a band of elite soldiers, put them in the ruins of an ancient civilization and pit them against a mythological creature, and it’s a recipe for compulsive reading. Lachlan Jobbins, Good Reading Magazine
- A fast paced, fun and fantastic debut from a great new talent. Perfect escapism. Paperchain Books.
- Beneath the Dark Ice - In a word: GRIPPING. Malcolm Tattersall, Townsville BULLETIN.
- An exciting read! A successful mix of spy thriller, psychological drama, and scientific primeval action novel - with just a touch of the Jules Verne. Anne Dickson, Rodney Libraries.
- Dunkles Eis - GERMAN REVIEW: Exciting from beginning to end. Rated 4/5 Stars - Lesevergnügen (Reading Pleasure). Eva Hüppen - Lesser-Welt, Das Literaturportal.
- Ghiaccio Nero - ITALIAN REVIEW: From adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne horror of the thing campbelliana memory (filtered by the vision of John Carpenter): all literary genres within these coordinates can be identified in the novel. The Australian Greig Beck, his literary debut, takes the reader on an exciting adventure above and below the ice of Antarctica, the idea of giving a lot of fun doing it! It is a breath of fresh air to find some 'golden age of sci-fi sound - no frills and various cerebral mechanism - merged with the adventure and action, not forgetting the horror and spy-story. A vitamin mix for a novel drink in one gulp. Thriller Magazine 4/5 Stars
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NEWS UPDATE: Scientists lost Beneath the Dark Ice -
See article for details of lost Russian scientists (Jan 2012):
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beneath the dark ice VID
Check out the small book clip created to give you the impression and sensation, of the story.
Both eerie and terrifying - there's something moving under the ice. Something from the very dawn of time, something that hunts and kills, something Alex Hunter and his team must escape to survive.
Watch it; enjoy it. Then read the book!