Publisher: Thunderstorm Books
An accident during the construction of a tunnel beneath the Bering Strait leads to the discovery of a network of caverns and evidence that hints at the survival of a primitive human species. Led by DARPA technologist Reinhard Thyssen, a team of experts from around the globe is dispatched into the subterranean maze to discover all they can before the caves completely flood.
Included here are Dr. Brook Calder, marine biologist; Dr. Emily Hart, primatologist; Trey Payton, evolutionary anthropologist; Dr. Mihn Duan, speleologist; and Aidan Mitchell, rescue diver.
Something lurks in the darkness, though…a creature that has evolved into a predator unlike any the world has ever known, and it’s up to the scientists to make sure that it never reaches the surface. If they can survive that long.
The story starts deep underground when engineers fail to do their job. And, as usually happens, disaster comes exploding on the scene. Now it is a race against time to save as many lives as possible. However, there is another factor that no one counted on. McBride does his usual research, and there are tons of interesting sidebars of info in the story, discussing geological and evolutionary theories relevant to the plot.