- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Pan (24 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330534173
- ISBN-13: 978-0330534178
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 731,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dark Rising (Alex Hunter 2) Paperback – 24 May 2012
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'…Beck is a major new force in action stories that combine science, mythology and lots of hairsbreadth escapes for his hero, Alex Hunter, codenamed Aracadian, who has some very special powers.' --Peterborough Evening Telegraph
'Beck s second book in the Alex Hunter series is a thrilling mix of action and science...' --Lancashire Evening Post
About the Author
Greig Beck grew up across the road from Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. His early days were spent surfing, sunbaking and reading science fiction on the sand. When he was forced to grow up, he went on to study computer science, and later received an MBA. Greig is the director of a software company but still finds time to write and surf. He lives in Vaucluse, Sydney, with his wife, son and an enormous black German shepherd. Dark Rising is Greig's second novel.
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Top Customer Reviews
The frenetic pace kicks off immediately and doesn't let up. Nuclear materials, black holes and the threat of World War Three combine giving our hero and his gang a dangerous job to do. Throw in some nasty bugs and some religious fanatics and you've got yourself a book.
This is right up there with the excellent James Rollins for action/adventure combined with science, and I can't wait to see where Alex Hunter goes next.
Four and a half DANGEROUS Stars! A fast-paced science fiction, mystery, and military adventure novel, "Dark Rising" is the 1st in the series of 4 full novels by author Greig Beck on the adventures of Captain Alex Hunter, code name "Arcadian", the special forces team leader with the unusual capabilities. Amid a backdrop of high stakes political intrigue, the plot of the novel concerns strange activities observed by satellite in Iran near the Persepolis ruins, indicating the possible presence of some sort of dangerous technology. Alex and the other high-tech equipped Hotzone All-Forces Warfare Commandos (HAWCs) are covertly sent in with Israeli support personnel to investigate. Thus begins one of the wildest rides yet for the HAWCs. While the plot may seem vaguely similar in places to the Alex Hunter Antarctica novel, Beneath the Dark Ice (Alex Hunter), it is much better and different in general and shows Beck's ability to improvise on familiar themes among the novels. Beck cleverly introduces an unusually formidable bad guy whom the reader may alternately cheer for and cheer against. Those who are reading this series for the first time may be somewhat puzzled by Alex Hunter and his extraordinary powers, but they should either 'just go with it' and enjoy the fun or read the short prequel novella "Arcadian Genesis" first to get some of the Alex Hunter/HAWC backstory.Read more ›
Well written, plenty of action and vary entertaining. I am looking forward to reading the third in the series.
A note on the Kindle version. I read this on Kindle Fire HDX, and it displays beautifully. No typos or poor formatting noticed.
There's enough detail to get the idea but not too much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read but a bit slow in places but still good .not as good as first book but still worth readingPublished 18 months ago by kieron wallbridge