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What Lurks Below

Hell Holes

by Donald Firesmith


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It's August in Alaska, and geology professor Jack Oswald prepares for the new school year. But when hundreds of huge holes mysteriously appear overnight in the frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle, Jack receives an unexpected phone call. An oil company exec hires Jack to investigate, and he picks his climatologist wife and two of their graduate students as his team. Uncharacteristically, Jack also lets Aileen O'Shannon, a bewitchingly beautiful young photojournalist, talk him into coming along as their photographer. When they arrive in the remote oil town of Deadhorse, the exec and a biologist to protect them from wild animals complete the team. Their task: to assess the risk of more holes opening under the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the wells and pipelines that feed it. But they discover a far worse danger lurks below. When it emerges, it threatens to shatter Jack's unshakable faith in science. And destroy us all...Book Trailer:"I enjoyed my time in Firesmith's world. I did not want to leave. I really got a kick out of it, and would happily come back for more. Recommended."MJ Kobernus, author of The Guardian: Blood in the Sand"This book rocks."Barton Paul Levenson, author of Dark Gods of Alter Telluria"a quick, enjoyable read. Full of action and fraught with danger"Dave Robertson, author of Strange Hunting, Strange Hunting II, and The Brave and The Dead"The book is an easy and quick read and an action-filled one that you'll imagine as a TV series or a movie with no difficulty."Olga Núñez Miret, author of Escaping Psychiatry

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Donald Firesmith (Author)

A geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-relate...

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