Review of What Lurks Below by Donald G. Firesmith
What Lurks Below by Donald G. Firesmith is the first book in the Hell Holes series. This book in narrated by a geologist. He has been asked to come determine what is causing holes to suddenly appear in the Alaskan tundra and Exxon Mobil is worried that the holes will interrupt oil drilling and piping. The geologist, along with his wife and two grad students, agree to investigate. Before they leave, a photographer for a local newspaper hitches a ride with them to take pictures of their study. None of them know that these holes are much worse than could be imagined. The only person who knows what is going on has a big secret to share.
This fast paced story sucks you right in from the beginning. It manages to explain quite a few geological terms without slowing down the story. The twists in plot come in rapid succession and by half way through the book you are hooked. Although you only have part of the background, the story gives you enough for you to understand what is going on. I hope that book two gives more background to each character and the situation they have found themselves in. The cliffhanger ending leaves you wide eyed with shock and horror. I greatly enjoyed reading this book and cannot wait to find out what happens next.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review