Hell's Gate

Hell's Gate

A Thriller

Book - 2016
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"1944. As war rages in Europe and the Pacific, Army Intel makes a shocking discovery: a 300-foot Japanese sub marooned and empty, deep in the Brazilian interior. A team of Army Rangers sent to investigate has already gone missing. Now, the military sends Captain R. J. MacCready, a wisecracking, brilliant scientific jack-of-all-trades to learn why the Japanese are there-and what they're planning. Parachuting deep into the heart of Central Brazil, one of the most remote regions on the planet, Mac is unexpectedly reunited with his hometown friend and fellow scientist Bob Thorne. A botanist presumed dead for years, Thorne lives peacefully with Yanni, an indigenous woman who possesses mysterious and invaluable skills. Their wisdom and expertise are nothing short of lifesaving for Mac as he sets out on a trail into the unknown. Mac makes the arduous trek into an ancient, fog-shrouded valley hidden beneath a 2000-foot plateau, where he learns of a diabolical Axis plot to destroy the United States and its allies. But the enemy isn't the only danger in this treacherous jungle paradise. An even darker force is on the prowl, attacking at night and draining the blood of livestock and human prey. 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?"--
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062412522
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Finch, J. R. (Suspense fiction writer)


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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.

Jul 22, 2017

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

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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