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The Aleutian Portal

By: Christopher Cartwright
Narrated by: David Gilmore
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A Russian cargo ship sinks in the shallow waters of the Bering Strait, and somehow vanishes without a trace. In the Colorado Plateau Desert, a cowboy follows a river of sand into an undiscovered ruin. A tunnel-boring operation between the Alaskan and Siberian peninsulas is stalled when its largest burrowing machine disappears into an abyss.

Sam Reilly leads a search and rescue mission for the missing ship and crew. What should be a simple operation quickly turns into something much more dangerous. He soon learns that all three strange events are irrevocably interwoven, and unlocking their connection may just hold the key to the survival of the human race.

©2016 Christopher Cartwright (P)2018 Christopher Cartwright

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Great Mysterious Phenomenon

This book started out with a really cool mystery. Something (the Aleutian Portal of the title) is connecting a spot in Colorado with a spot below the Bering Strait—so much so that an amazing and destructive wind is blowing Colorado desert dirt into a mining tunnel that is 3000 miles away. I did not like the solution to this mystery, but it was a very cool problem that for most of the book Sam Reilly is not aware of. (He’s focused on one end of the problem under the Bering.)

Then there’s an ancient meteorite which is somehow connected to the end of the world and the U.S. is trying to get it back in their hands while a Russian billionaire is trying to get it into his hands. Smack in the middle is Sam Reilly who is trying to keep it out of both groups’ possession. It’s a fast-moving story, but I wish Cartwright had come up with a better explanation for his Aleutian Portal. There are moments that strain the reader’s suspension of disbelief and the secret 3000 mile train tracks certainly broke mine.

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Interesting

Interesting concept. So interesting you have to keep listening. I recommend you give it a try

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