02 May 2015

Down by Ally Blue

 Seven thousand meters below the ocean’s surface, the crew of the BathyTech 3 mineral mining facility has found something remarkable: a rock-like sphere of unknown material and origin.

For Mo Rees, the discovery calls to his inner explorer and adds color to his dull miner’s life. Even better than the promise of new knowledge is the unexpected connection he forges with Dr. Armin Savage-Hall, leader of the team brought down to study the thing.

For Armin, the object is the find of a lifetime. It could prove his controversial theories and secure his scientific reputation. And Mo is a fascinating bonus.

Then crew members start behaving strangely. Worse, they start to change: their eyes glow purple, their teeth sharpen. Then the violence begins, the brutal deaths. As BathyTech descends deeper into chaos, the surviving crew works desperately to find the cause of the horrors around them. What they uncover could annihilate the human race. And they can’t stop it.
This book is for you if A, you like futuristic stories but set on Earth, well underwater, B, enjoy a long read, C, enjoy a little gore with your HEA.

I enjoy all the above and really enjoyed this story, however we have a lot of characters so this is not one you can skim or read while doing other things. It’s not complicated just involved. The two main MC’s Mo and Armin are wonderful together, this is a fade story, no heavy sex scene, but it doesn’t need any. You can feel the connection between these two without it.  The simple touches, the looks. The comradery between all the secondary characters even though most have been thrown in together to figure out and fight the unknown is so well written, it’s amazing. And once you figure out what the ‘unknown’ is. Wow! And really the author keeps you guessing until the very end, will he? Won’t he? Nice touch.


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