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.
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.
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.
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.
I feel like I found a Christmas present I forgot to open in December. This was non-stop action, a very cool plot, and a superb reader. If you liked Indiana Jones and his adventures, you'll love this one. Killing Nazis, traveling the world, and saving the planet Earth. Color me impressed!!
We thought we had seen the end to the Nazis after World War 2. But wait, they're BACK with a vengeance and with the most diabolical plot to take control of the world once and for all. Ever wonder why so many German scientists ended up in the US? Wonder what really happened to Adolph Hitler? Wonder no more! This story will provide answers plus take you on an entertaining thrill ride for the duration. Much of the action in the book is over the top and highly unlikely but after all, it is fiction and if you can go along with the action and not dwell too much on the unlikeliness of it all I think you will enjoy this book. Scientifically, it's interesting, and a bit out of this world. From a human perspective, it's quite scary to think people can be as evil as portrayed in the book. This isn't a book that will put you to sleep. It isn't a book that you will want to listen to an hour at a time. It's one of those you want to listen to as quickly as possible to find out what happens next. Enjoy!
This book was very well narrated and fairly origanal in its story line.Its not a book I would run to the bookseller or the library and grab in hard copy as the audio version was plenty good enough for me.
This book after a strong and original opening began to behave like a Matthew Rielly novel(no bad thing if you are a high octane action fan).And yes I would read another Jeremy Robinson book and hope there is a sequel as the main hero Miller is a likeable nearly believable character.
The opening stanza in this book was breathe taking in everyway(lol) and set the stage well for a fast pace battle against the the old enemy of freedom(no not the republican party but there close relatives the nazis).
I also liked the ending in which Hitler gets to live-a cool twist.
A message to Jeremy-get cranking on a sequel pronto buddy?
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