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Predator X Paperback – April 12, 2014
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The books starts out well enough. It's first half is very reminicent of some of the Steve Alten "Meg" novels. Basically while searching for oil, scientists discover a hidden cave system three miles under the Earths surface. In that cave system lies an acient sea that has been completely separated and protected from the outside world. And in this secret sea, we find another secret.....Predator X.
The main character of the book is Megan. The story is told from her perspective. She is some sort of geologist and when the first team of explorers to the hidden sea turns up missing she jumps at the chance to join the rescue team.
This book is great for two reasons. First, Megan's character is so believable - both in her actions and in her dialog - that the story reads like a first person account of something that actually happened. It gives the story a very "real" feel to it. Second, about halfway through the book, the plot thickens......and then thickens some more.....and then more again. What starts off as an unsuspecting fish story, blows up into a full-on science fiction romp. By the time you get to the end of the book, you've completely given up on trying to guess what's happening next. The ending is refreshing because it's not where you expect Waller to go with it.
My only slight knock on the book is its title. The story is so much larger than the surviving Pliosaur at the bottom of the prehistoric sea. Maybe that was intentional on Waller's part so as not to give away the major plot twists hidden later in the book....but I can't help but feel that there is a better title out there for this one. Regardless, this book is fun and absolutely worth the read for anyone who enjoys a good science fiction story. I will absolutely read C.J. Waller again. Very nicely done.
* more character development
* more world building
* more monsters like the cover indicates
I bought this book because it was supposedly about a monster AND because it takes place in a cave, both of which I like. Well, neither one figured too much into the story. The rescue team entered the cave and about two pages later are at their destination - with very little description of the surroundings or the trip.
Yes, there is a monster but it takes a backseat to a whole other story - not one I would have bought.
This is a quick read at 150 pages and it's not terrible. It's just not very good. I didn't feel close to any of the characters. Most of them were whiny jerks.
It's not the money I regret spending on this short novel so much as the time I could have used reading something a whole lot better.
A leap into darkness. That describes everything about this book. From the very first chapter, the author rushes the protagonists to a giant cliff overlooking a seemingly endless, eerie, black sea. One team is already gone missing, so someone has to make the leap off the overlooking cliffs into the subterranean unknown. The leap into a terrifying ocean; dark as death and huge beyond any Joules Vernian wet nightmare. The creature/creatures there, have already tasted human flesh...and they are waiting. The death count starts to climb immediately. Adding to the already missing and presumed dead.
Stranded and all thoughts of rescue becomes more doubtful because the oil company is not going to send but a finite amount of people down a hole, only to have them disappear without a trace. The team May be abandoned...or will it. The plot twists as a member of the team is discovered to be a mole. A plant. A spy. The rest of the team are test subjects. The mole knows what happened to all the others that have disappeared before them. And now, powerful people want to know what will happen to this next batch. The mole is to report back. And it's not the Creatures that's responsible for all of the deaths gone before...good read. Fast paced. A little less than average length. Could have expanded and made this a fiver.