Hell's Gate

Hell's Gate

A Thriller

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"Will haunt you long after you put the book down." -- James Cameron, director/writer/explorer

1944. As war rages across Europe and the Pacific, Army intel makes a shocking discovery: a three-hundred-foot Japanese submarine marooned and empty, deep in the Brazilian interior. A team of Army Rangers sent to investigate has gone missing and the military sends Captain R. J. MacCready to learn why the Japanese are there--and what they're planning.

Parachuting into a mist-shrouded valley beneath a two thousand foot plateau, Mac is unexpectedly reunited with fellow scientist and friend Bob Thorne, presumed dead for years. Thorne, a botanist, lives with Yanni, an indigenous woman who possesses mysterious, invaluable skills. Their wisdom and expertise will prove lifesaving for Mac as he sets out into the unknown.

Soon, Mac learns of a diabolical Axis plot to destroy the United States and its allies. But there's an even darker force on the prowl, attacking at night and targeting both man and beast. Mac has to uncover the source of this emerging biological crisis and foil the enemy's plans . . . but will he be in time to save humanity from itself?

"Terrific." --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The 14th Colony

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062412539
9780062412522
Branch Call Number: FIC Schut
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Finch, J. R. - Author

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SPPL_János Mar 12, 2018

This World War II adventure in the Amazon basin has several good characters and carefully bases its outré elements on real science and real historical events. Unfortunately this hamstrings the climax, in which our protagonists are reduced to observers with no agency to affect events. This is the first novel from both authors, though, and I suspect future endeavors could be a lot more satisfying.

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ALB126
Jul 22, 2017

Failed to gain my interest. Did not finish. Not recommended.

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StarGladiator
Jun 21, 2016

Geez, starts off good, but kind of peters out. The authors place a modern political correctness template over an era where it shouldn't be placed, and some of the writing definitely comes off hokey! Not the worst read, but really doesn't hold one's interest, not good pacing, tedious in places, et cetera.

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