The end is getting closer, but has not yet arrived, in this fourth entry in the TUNNELS series. It all started with Will and Chester digging tunnels, trying to find Will's missing archaeologist father. After digging DEEPER and experiencing FREEFALL into the subterranean depths of the Earth in books two and three, the two boys continue to battle the malevolent Styx, and to survive in book fourbut in different arenas. Chester joins Drake and a possible Styx ally on the surface, while Will, his father, and Elliott (the girl Drake trained to fight) encounter pyramids and a World War II German Army deep in the bowels of the Earth. The Styx are hot on their trail because the teens stole the virus created to destroy all humans. There is tragedy and triumph as the action switches back and forth, following the adventures of both sets of characters. This novel begins with a bang, and the pace never falters. There is very little background information, so newcomers should start with Tunnels. But fans of the series are going to have a hard time putting it down. There is a lot of action; lively dialogue; diabolical villains and feisty teens; clever cat-like companion hunters; things that blow up; torture and mind manipulation; family and friends in danger; and trust and betrayal. Tune in for more fast-paced action and edge-of-your-seat suspense in the next installment (SPIRAL, Fall 2012 publication). This is a great science fiction adventure series for boys, and of course, girls will enjoy it as well. (Tunnels Book 4) Reviewer: Bonnie Kunzel
About the Author
RODERICK GORDON and BRIAN WILLIAMS are coauthors of the international bestseller TUNNELS, which Roderick followed with the sequels: DEEPER, FREEFALL, CLOSER, SPIRAL and, finally,TERMINAL. He lives with his wife and children in Norfolk, England. Follow him on Twitter @RoderickGordon or find him on Facebook.