Is it fear of contam Deep in the steaming jungles of Paraguay, Aimee Weir is in trouble. Is it fear of contamination — or has something far more lethal come to the surface? Alex Hunter — code name Arcadian — and his Hotzone All-Forces Warfare Commandos must be dropped in to the disaster area to do whatever it takes to stem the outbreak. It has been a year since Aimee has seen Alex; she thought she had left him for good. Now she needs him more than ever. In the sweltering jungles of South America, the Arcadian must learn to master his violent inner demons for this rescue mission to have any chance of success.
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I saw this audiobook on the shelf in my local library a few times over the last month or so. I looked it up on GoodReads and saw that it was the third in a series so didn't borrow it. Usually I like to start at the first in a series, so I kept my distance. Then last week I saw it again and curiosity got the better of me. WOW So glad I gave it a go! Alex Hunter is I saw this audiobook on the shelf in my local library a few times over the last month or so. Set deep in the rainforest in Paraguay, a group of scientists led by Amiee Weir, dig into the ground to find tiny micro-organisms that will hopefully be the key to unlimited energy.
However what they find in the ground and in the rainforest is terrifying and may spell the end to all of mankind! Cue Alex Hunter, Aimee's old flame that she never really got over , to come and save the day with kick action scenes, excitement, romance, and a heap of darn fun! You have to know going into this, its totally unrealistic. Even though the science is based around fact, and the science knowledge is quite impressive, at the end of the day this is an action book, its not supposed to be a literary masterpiece.
There are parts that are totally unbelievable, but if you love the unbelievable such as I do, this is your type of book! There is something special about a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat like this one. Why only four stars you ask? Because there was just something unresolved and missing about the Paraguay part of the story for me. It just sort of ended without really explaining much.
It was totally going 5 stars for me throughout the whole thing and then it just lost momentum. There was a climax and then nothing, onto the next part of the story That was the only thing I didn't like about this book. And it wasn't a big deal really, it was still exciting and worth it! The characters were awesome! The storyline was awesome! I literally didn't want to get out of my car when I was listening to it. Several times I hung around and extra 20 minutes just to listen to the next chapter!
I even put an extra load of washing once just so I could keep listening while I was doing something! Would I recommend it? Absolutely for anyone who loves the above genres! And doesn't mind some blood and gore!
I am super excited to read the first two novels in the Alex Hunter series. Hats off to you Mr Beck! For more reviews visit my blog www. This book is a fantastic summer read that will have you having fun turning the page. Alex is back again only problem with this one is that he doesn't show up until nearly a quarter of the way through this book. This Green Hell does not advance his story or give us any more background or back story on the Arcadian.
Alex is the reason to r 3. Alex is the reason to read these stories and I simply wanted more. That is not to say that there are no other likable characters, as their surely are. The HAWCs are many bigger than life people that each bring something unique to the story. My favorite side character is Adira, the crazy Israelian agent who is now training to be a HAWC, has a very limited role, albeit an important one in this novel.
Once the action gets going Beck does not disappoint with his descriptive prose and details of breaking bones, blood splattering, and nasty killings. The science in this book does not reach the levels of the first two books, but it still made for a good read. I loved the ending of this story as well as the ending of the book. Both were satisfying with the later setting up what is to come with further adventures of the Arcadian.
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A very recommended series and summer read. Jun 29, Jonathan Wilson rated it really liked it. Alex Hunter is not your ordinary post-trauma soldier.
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Where a bullet to the brain would normally kill you, or if you survived, you'd be a dribbling vegetable who wore pyjamas all day and constantly watched Days of Our Lives, while being spoon-fed porridge. No, not Alex; instead of farting and leaving stinkin' bum-berries in his peejays every time he stands up, Alex is exactly the opposite. A bullet in his head has left him some kind of super-duper hooman, albeit with a teeny bit of slavering rag Alex Hunter is not your ordinary post-trauma soldier.
A bullet in his head has left him some kind of super-duper hooman, albeit with a teeny bit of slavering rage. I loved this story, and that's despite a fairly transparent plot. The writing style of this bloke is pretty engaging and there's action and gore aplenty. He even squeezed some fairly bland romance in there Alex is the leader of a you-beaut elite military group called HAWCS corny, I know who have to go to South America's deep jungle to dispatch some slimy, toothy super villain and save Alex's hot ex-girlfriend.
I wonder if he'll see a Predator alien while he's there? It's not a long read and it has a very satisfying and dramatic ending. It's not up to the standard of my all-time favourite horror Jaws — Ahh So good, that I'm going to read another instalment of Alex Hunter's gory adventures, whereas I've only read the one Peter Benchley book..
It didn't take me long to get hooked. I've finished two of these books within the last week and I'm already looking forward to starting the next. I think that says it all!
So far this series has gone from beneath the Antarctic ice, then out to the Middle Eastern desert, and now to the jungles of Paraguay. I have to admit that I had a feeling that I have either read this book before, or at least something vaguely similar. This book reintroduces Dr Aimee Weir from the first book in the series. She is down on a drilling site deep in the heart of the jungle, where not only are they plagued by a host of biting insects but there are also rebel forces at large. There is a vast untapped gas field deep beneath the jungle floor, which both the US and Paraguay want to see developed.
A detachment of US Green Berets are sent to provide extra site security, but when they go missing, alarm bells start to ring. The drill site is placed under a quarantine when a mysterious disease breaks out.
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There is also an odd priest who shows up at the work camp. If you want books full of accurate facts and figures then maybe look elsewhere. It would actually be closer to a four, but I can't bring myself to it for the nonsensical reason of it being - well - not exactly fine literature.
It was so much fun, a romp in the jungle with a designed super-soldier against an alien species released from a cavern. What more could you possibly ask for on a Saturday night, accompanied with a nice glass of red wine?
D Highly recommended if you like th 3. D Highly recommended if you like this sort of thing unpretentious SF. Dec 06, Benjamin Stahl rated it it was ok Shelves: Just like the other Alex Hunter book I read. I don't really know why I did read this actually. The funny thing is, I very well might read another one. Just like Kraken Rising , the start was interesting. But as soon as the marines comes into it, the silliness is overwhelming.
I just can't get by how these macho jarhead types refer to each other as "buster" and "mister". It's so fucking stupid. This review was originally posted on The Oaken Bookcase on October 25, Dr Aimee Weir, deep in the Paraguayan jungle, is on the verge of making a discovery that could change the world — a source of renewable energy from bacteria deep within the earth that produce natural gas from carbonates.
When the samples are brought up though, the bacteria begins to feed on any carbon available — including human flesh. On top of that, an ancient evil has been disturbed and is gradually picking off the wo This review was originally posted on The Oaken Bookcase on October 25, On top of that, an ancient evil has been disturbed and is gradually picking off the workers at the drilling site.
Can the Arcadian and his team get in there in time to get the survivors out? This Green Hell is actually the third Alex Hunter book. There is a potted explanation of the Arcadian project and references to previous stories in the first few chapters, so I had some idea of what was going on as This Green Hell got under way. Basically, Alex Hunter was a soldier, brought back from the brink of death by a procedure to his brain that has given him enhanced senses, strength and speed a bit like Captain America, I suppose.
Alex himself is pretty bad-ass, but also seems quite tortured and prone to losing control in violent ways.
His romance with Aimee may rekindle in this book, but I thought she should just stay the hell away, personally! This book is certainly not for the faint-hearted. I mean, this is the tropical jungle, here. The action is a little slow in the first half of the book but the suspense builds up so well that by the time it all starts happening, it was very, very difficult to put the book down. Mar 24, Jean Sparrow rated it it was amazing Shelves: Greig Beck gives me nightmares — but in a good way!
You can actually feel the heat and humidity and the claustrophobic sensations of the jungle all around. Like most of his books, Beck starts with a historical point, like a myth or legend. Here it is the Jesuit missionaries in the late s, and he gives us his insight into why some disappeared.
Fast forward, and we then see how this affects his characters and events today. We fi Greig Beck gives me nightmares — but in a good way! We find Aimee Weir, the Petrobiologist, in the jungle after discovering a unique microorganism from deep below the ground — what looks like a potential solution to synthetic gas production turns out to be something horrifying. The bacteria are not benign and humans and animals exposed to the microorganism suffer horrifying side effects! The mining base camp is quarantined, and the workers begin vanishing in the night. But are they running away, or is something else prowling the jungle - something that shouldn't be living and is far more terrifying!
Alex is still suffering side effects from his Arcadian treatment — some good enhanced senses , some leading to uncontrollable rages. Beck introduces some great characters as well. I really enjoy these sorts of fun stories — great research, great science and weaponry watch out for the ice-gun , unbelievable action, and great scares.
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Beck left me with nightmares — and I loved it. Apr 20, Edward H. Busse, III rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was an excellent book and another huge winner from Mr. What a great story with totally believable science and a very familiar set of characters that are easy to root for and cheer on.
And…the "villain" in this book…WOW…a real bad guy!! Greig has a way of writing the story so that you are right in the action with the characters - the smells, the lighting, the clothes, the colors, the environment - you are in it when you read it. Beck is a great writer - pick up his other two books - Beneath the Dark Ice and Dark Rising - a couple of real winners too!! Sep 23, Trace rated it it was amazing. Wow this was a great fast paced action packed book! I didn't realize this was a series so I cannot wait to read more.
Wow what an exciting thrilling read. Imagine you are a scientist Amy and you spend your whole career looking for something new and exciting. Imagine if you do discover something new and exciting but that turns out to possibly be the end of our species as we know it. How will Amy and her ever shrinking team escape. Enter Alex Hunter, Amy's ex boyfriend and result numerous Defence supersoldier experiments.
I absolutely loved this tale. Sep 14, Theresa rated it really liked it. Oozy, gooey, gory monster encounter in the Paraguay rain forest. Alex has a reunion with an old love and not everyone dies. The ending is very disconcerting, but understandable given what had to happen, giving the story a whole new vector. Aug 28, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: I love this author! The writing is excellent, the storyline fantastic!
Jun 09, A. The more I listened to this one, the more I feel as though I've read it! I don't own it though so I guess I hadn't. It's a creepy story- one that any horror lover will finish quickly! The Valkeryn Chronicles 1. A Matt Kearns Novel 3. How to write a great review.
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