Monday, February 26, 2007

[Book Review] DEEP STORM by Lincoln Child


Jane Carter reviews DEEP STORM by Lincoln Child (Doubleday, 2007)

Lincoln Child, best known for coauthoring thrillers with Douglas Preston, has written an "unputdownable" literate, science fiction/adventure thriller that is certain to be a best seller for weeks to come. Former Naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to an oil platform in the North Atlantic to diagnose a strange medical condition which is spreading through the personnel working in an advanced science research facility, Deep Storm, built two miles beneath the ocean. He is sworn to secrecy and can reveal nothing concerning this top-secret research and excavation of an ancient site – you guessed it – Atlantis. Scientists and technicians are experiencing violent psychotic episodes, which have no explanation, and then there is a saboteur who threatens the safety of the project. This novel could be interpreted as a cautionary tale about artificial intelligence but I also found it to be a suspenseful, highly entertaining read. If you like a fast-paced plot, with lots of twists and turns and a terrifying climactic ending, this is definitely the book for you.

Jane Carter, Collection Development

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