Lincoln Miller, an ex-Navy SEAL turned NCIS special agent, is sent to Aquarius, the world’s only sub-oceanic research facility, located off the Florida Keys, to investigate reports of ocean dumping. A week into his stay, strange red flakes descend from the surface. Scores of fish are dead and dying, poisoned by the debris that turns to powder in Miller’s fingers and tastes like blood.
Miller heads for the surface, ready to fight whoever is polluting on his watch. But he finds nothing. No ships. No polluters.
Instead, he finds a cloudless sky full of red particles dropping like snow and coating the ocean with a thick film that stretches to the horizon. When a dead blue whale collides with Aquarius, Miller begins a harrowing race to escape the affected area.
Cut off from the rest of the world and surrounded by death, Miller makes his way to Miami, where he discovers just one survivor and the awful truth: The strange phenomenon that robbed the air of its life-giving oxygen was an attack by an enemy reborn from the ashes of World War II. And they’re just getting started.
Miami, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo have all been destroyed. Millions are dead. And if Miller can’t track down and stop those responsible in seven days, the rest of the world is next.
©2012 Jeremy Robinson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I must say I loved the first 3 hours of this novel. I thought the threat of an oxygenless world was fresh and the whole earlier part of the story was tense, fast-paced and wickedly good.
I didn't, however, feel that the later half of the story held up so well. I really couldn't suspend my disbelief when it came to the 'nazi' ideology and how wide it had spread, or the fact that the POTUS decides to depend on four people to save the world.
From that point on, I still found it an enjoyable thriller, but I can't say I was genuinely engaged in the story anymore.
Very creative story.
That would probably be the Czechoslovakian, "Cowboy". He was a very interesting character and he brought some humor to the story. He has balls too! That's always good. By the way, "Czechoslovakian" is a bitch to spell.
Again, that would be the accents. I listened to a few other books that "PG" has narrated and I always like his performance. I'm usually happy as long as the narrator puts feeling into the characters and doesn't make any of them sound lame. Maybe I need to get out more but I think "PG" is one of the better narrators on Audible.com
No, I didn't freak out or anything and I didn't really laugh either. I might have chuckled once or twice but that's about it. I didn't cry either. I don't think any book will make cry. I'm just too macho.
Yes, but I shouldn't.
Cool story line..the science behind it is interesting. Of course some of it may seem a bit over the top but you would know that if you read the summary. I think my only complaint is..there seems to be a few to many 'only seconds to live' moments. I'm rather used to these (Clive Cussler fan) but it got to the point that I found myself thinking of something other than the story during these 'episodes'. You know the main character isn't going to be removed so it's simply the logistics of how he'll escape. It's numbing after awhile. That being said..it was an enjoyable listen.
love most of Robinson reads like a action movie. great performance but would have liked a female as Adler. love the actual history that makes this Sci fy thriller plausible. entertaining and informative.
Teenage worthy - fun but childish - predictable and cliche dialog - story line entertaining but lacked originality - I've never heard or read this author and I feel like he's probably created a better work. It's like the 10th novel of a series
The first 3rd of this story is awesome. After that its still good, but not nearly as intense.
Lincoln Miller is a force to be reckoned with, nothing is going to get in his way of surviving...thank goodness for that. With assistance from Cowboy (read I Am Cowboy) a humorous gunslinger they set out to save the world from Nazi's. A fun, action-packed ride that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Phil Gigante did a fantastic job, his performance of 'Cowboy' is one of the best I've heard.
Top 20. I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks, and found the premise of the SW story to be exceptionally creative and imaginative. I'm always a sucker for well crafted historical tie-ins, and SW doesn't disappoint.
I listen to audiobooks while commuting to / from work, and anytime I can get a few free minutes. I found myself seeking opportunities to listen to SW, because of the pace of action and plot development. Some of the just-in-the-nick-of-time characters saves were a bit over the top, but they blended in with the overall excitement of the story.
Phil does a fantastic job of narrating stories and articulates dialects and foreign languages, especially German, superbly. One of my favorite narrators!
The premise of the story, while a bit far-fetched, showed real imagination. It's always a pleasure when an author comes up with something really new that he/she then develops into a "plausible" storyline. Stretches the imagination of the reader without seeming ridiculous.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes thought provoking plots with historical tie-ins.
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