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Deep Storm

by Lincoln Child

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I am returning this (overdue)book and will revisit it when my life and my home are less chaotic
  Kim_Sasso | Mar 14, 2018 |
It isn't often that scientists are the good guys. Usually they are the bad guys or at least facilitate things going horribly wrong or they are socially inept losers. This time it is the military trying to ruin the planet.... I suppose you can't do away with every cliche.

Lincoln Child of the widely successful Preston and Child writing duo, wrote this stand-alone novel, Deep Storm. Dr Peter Crane is a medical scientist recruited the help discover what is ailing a military and scientific team operating in a top secret deep water facility. The team have discovered something deep in the North Atlantic and are trying to uncover what it is, where it came from, and what scientific marvels it will unveil. If only people would stop going crazy and if they had left the saboteur behind.

I'm a huge fan of Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston's work. I've previously read Preston's stand-alone novels Impact and Blasphemy, the latter being one of my 5 star reviews, but until now I hadn't read a stand-alone from Child. Deep Storm is definitely not as strong as either of Preston's stand-alones, nor as good as most of their joint novels I've read. This novel had a lot of elements I liked about it, including the fairly well thought out plot. Normally techno-thrillers get bogged down in details (e.g. Crichton's Timeline) or get the science wrong (e.g. Crichton's State of Fear), but Child managed to balance accuracy with pacing.

The main reason I think this isn't as strong a novel as the others in the Preston and Child oeuvre is that Deep Storm feels like a "by the numbers" thriller. Blasphemy had some interesting things to say about humans and beliefs. The Pendergast novels are underpinned by one of the more interesting central characters in the thriller genre. Which is why this book, whilst entertaining, felt lacking in comparison. This was still a tense, fast paced, engaging read and definitely worth a read for Preston and Child or techno-thriller fans. ( )
  TysonAdams | Jun 20, 2017 |
I am a big fan of the Preston & Child series of books, but if you already read Beyond The Ice Limit, this older book is redundant. Same basic plot (aliens, deep sea, dangerous exploration); different main hero character. Readers deserve better than rehashed plots. ( )
  MM_Jones | Feb 16, 2017 |
excellent read, fast-paced, and intriguing last couple pages. ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
If you already read The Third Gate, you've pretty much read this one. He published this book first and it's the same story; he just stuck the same basic characters in a dangerous, claustrophobic exploration underwater, versus a dangerous, claustrophobic exploration under a swamp in Egypt. If you prefer underwater suspense to Egyptian mummy suspense, you might give it a go. Otherwise, skip it. ( )
  grammarchick | Jan 5, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385515502, Hardcover)

Twelve-thousand feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean . . .
scientists are excavating the most extraordinary undersea discovery ever made. But is it the greatest archaeological find in history—or the most terrifying?

Former naval doctor Peter Crane is urgently summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition spreading through the rig. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below—on “Deep Storm,” a stunningly advanced science research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The topsecret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to a mystery steeped in centuries of myth and speculation.

Sworn to secrecy, Dr. Crane descends to Deep Storm. A year earlier, he is told, routine drilling uncovered the remains of mankind’s most sophisticated ancient civilization: the legendary Atlantis. But now that the site is being excavated, a series of disturbing illnesses has begun to affect the operation. Scientists and technicians are experiencing a bizarre array of symptoms—from simple fatigue to violent psychotic episodes. As Crane is indoctrinated into the strange world of Deep Storm and commences his investigation, he begins to suspect that the covert facility conceals something more complicated than a medical mystery.The discovery of Atlantis might, in fact, be a cover for something far more sinister . . . and deadly.

Like Lincoln Child’s spectacular bestsellers coauthored with Douglas Preston (The Book of the Dead, Relic), Deep Storm melds scientific detail and gripping adventure in a superbly imagined, chillingly real journey into unknown territory. Child is a master of suspense, and Deep Storm is his most ambitious novel to date.

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Summoned to a remote oil rig to diagnose a strange medical ailment among the rig workers, ex-Navy physician Peter Crane soon discovers that the condition is linked to the underwater excavation being done at science research station Deep Storm.

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