Max Ahlgren

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 395 ratings

Existential Publisher's Summary

It was supposed to be just another mission.

Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind - a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle-hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past.

While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an “archeological” project seems like an easy payday, once on ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue. Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. In what quickly becomes a struggle for survival, the world’s greatest soldiers will encounter the universe’s ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake.

No backup. No escape. No hope.

Warning: This book contains intense scenes of violence and horror. It isn't for the faint of heart. Listener discretion is advised.

©2018 Ryan W. Aslesen (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Existential

    • Crucible, Book 1
    • By: Ryan W. Aslesen
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
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    It was supposed to be just another mission. Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind - a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent, an elite team of battle-hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren. While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an “archeological” project seems like an easy payday, once on ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action Action Action

    • By Ronald on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Undead

    • Crucible, Book 2
    • By: Ryan W. Aslesen
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Consumed with finding those responsible for the death of his family 10 years earlier, Max is approached by Juno Rey, a seductive CIA agent with a tantalizing offer - information on the killers in exchange for Max's help on a top-secret mission. The target: a covert biomedical research facility located deep in North Korea, where scientists are attempting to reverse engineer the alien life-form discovered in Alaska. An elite team of CIA operatives accompanies him, but even their advanced weapons cannot ensure survival against the murderous abominations created at the facility. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good action but...

    • By Anonymous User on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $29.99

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