Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pressure - by Brian Keene - Part monster tale, part thriller, all fun.

5 of 5 Stars    Review copy

The story in Pressure takes place in and around Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean.  There's something new in the ecosystem off-shore, something turning the normally warm waters cold and causing life in those waters to fail.

Carrie Anderson, is a former world-class free diver turned oceanographer, hired by Alpius Biofutures, to investigate what's going on.

What she and her team find is absolutely monstrous, it makes the great white shark in Jaws look like a guppy.  But what they find just scratches the surface of the truth.  Dealing with this previously unknown species is just the beginning as Carrie and her crew unravel the mysteries found in this African nation.

Keene's action scenes are exciting and well paced.  Is there gore, oh, you betcha.  Plus the work is peppered with names of a number of Brian's writer friends and it's fun to see what he does to them in this story.

Part monster book, part thriller, all fun, with a terrific ending

Pressure is published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, and is currently available in paperback and e-book formats.

Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. His work has won numerous awards and a number of his novels have been developed for film, with more on the way.  The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania.

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