- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Momentum (February 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1743341679
- ISBN-13: 978-1743341674
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Additional Info: Greig grew up spending his days surfing on Bondi Beach before entering a career in Information technology which took him around the world. After completing an MBA, he was appointed both an Australasian director of a multinational software company, and tasked with setting up the USA arm of the organisation. Today, Greig is still involved in IT, but spends most of his time writing... with plenty left over for his beloved surfing.
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Top Customer Reviews
The historical and evolutionary background in this story was fair, but not as detailed as others. I think this was because the background information was not given enough attention. With this story, Greig seemed to put more time into developing multiple subplots and having their storylines converge into one finale near the end. Although it worked, I think there were too many things going on which prevented the real plot from working its magic.
After clearing the first chapter, I kept on reading non-stop because I wanted to learn more about the creatures, their history, their habitat, their culture, and how they survived for so many generations. But all I seemed to get were more side stories about the various different military units out to get the Arcadian. Although this has a lot to do with the Alex Hunter series in general, sometimes the more intriguing part of a story doesn't concern the main character at all.
The anthropological information integrated into the plot was quite fascinating and added a bunch of scientific details. The author's research abilities in this area are quite phenomenal. But as a big fan of all Greig Beck books, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed with this one. I think it could've been so much better if Greig concentrated more on the story of the creatures and the caves and less on the drama among the various factions.
His books draw the reader into a world they would never want to visit but can't stop reading about.
To see Arcadian back to his best is just wonderful.
If you have never read any of Greig's books this is a great one to start with and even though there are recurring characters each book is a complete story. They take you to the edge of your seat and if you fell off you wouldn't even notice and I know you wouldn't let go of the book.
I have read all of Greig's books and cannot wait until he publishes again.
Thanks for a wonderful read that takes away all my problems while I am reading it because I get immersed in the characters and story and everything else is forgotten.
The creature was trapped for thousands of years in a mountain cave but released when the wall blocking the cave entrance was damaged. The creature appears unstoppable and it is taking other local residents as well.
Meanwhile, Jack Hammerson (the HAWC commander) learns that Alex is alive and back in the states and goes after him with one of Alex's fellow HAWCs from the prior book. Some medical people in Hammerson's division are trying to duplicate the Arcadian and create some prototype soldiers with similar abilities that they send to bring back Alex.
All the above forces along with the ancient creature are on a "collision course" in Black Mountain.
The author does an excellent job of bringing the story in a new direction. Where the plot outlines of the first three books were very similiar, this one is more about Alex learning about himself all over again and the pschology and history of the creature is greatly explored. Each individual the goes to Black Mountain is there for their own cause, some just to capture or kill Alex and others because of the creature.Read more ›
This installment progresses the story well and I was grateful that it didn't end in a cliffhanger like This Green Hell but the seeds for the next book seem sown and I'll pick it up when it comes out. However, I will say that Alex's personality, due to his injuries and the amount of other people in the story, seemed rather subdued in this book and I hope it's back all the way for the next book. If you like a thriller with a hero who is "enhanced" you will probably enjoy these novels.
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I LOVE THIS SERIES! Mr Beck I salute you! What an exciting ride!
Alex Hunter is back in the 4th instalment of the Alex Hunt/Arcadian series. Read more
This book is Mr Beck's best to date! I can't recommend it enough. Action, suspense, history, science...and Bigfoot! What more could you want? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ross Clevenger
Good read. Plenty of action adventure. One of those books that are teeming with action like being on a fast roller coaster.Published 4 months ago by L Barrow
I enjoy reading this series about super warrior versus creatures that may be extinct or not. Maybe it is an alien, DNA development, I could go on but read the books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
In my opinion, this Alex Hunter novel wasn't as exciting or possibly not as well written as the first three books. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Four and a Half MASTERFUL Stars! "Black Mountain" is another wild literary ride by author Greig Beck detailing the latest exploits of super soldier Alex Hunter of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by RBSProds