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y separately published work icon Beneath the Dark Ice Greig Beck , Sydney : Macmillan Australia , 2009 Z1598353 2009 single work novel thriller horror

'When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing a massive cave beneath, a rescue and research team is dispatched.

Twenty-four hours later, all contact is lost.

Captain Alex Hunter and his highly trained squad of commandos are fast tracked to the hot zone to find out what went wrong - and to follow up the detection of a vast underground reservoir. Accompanying the team is an assortment of researchers, including petrobiologist Aimee Weir. If the unidentified substance proves to be an energy source, every country in the world will want to know about it - some would even kill for it.

Once inserted into the cave system, they don't find any survivors - not even a trace of their bodies. Primeval hieroglyphs hint at an ancient civilisation, and an ancient danger. Spectres of the dead haunt the tunnels. Within hours, one of the party will die.

"Soldiers, we are not alone. Prepare to go hot."

To bring his team out alive, Alex will need every one of his mysterious abilities beneath the dark ice.' (From the publisher's website.)

y separately published work icon Return of the Prophet Dark Rising Greig Beck , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 Z1689791 2010 single work novel thriller horror When a massive amount of gamma radiation is detected somewhere beneath the desert of Iran, the world is on edge. Is it a nuclear weapon—or worse? Alex Hunter and his highly trained incursion team is on a mission to find out. When they arrive at the ruins of Persepolis, they find an underground facility but no lab, no weapons, no scientists—not even radiation. A black hole has taken everything...Meanwhile, Iran is preparing for the return of the prophet. Israel is threatening nuclear war. And the details about Alex's special U.S. military venture—code name: Arcadian—have been stolen. Then another gamma spike is detected...and someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert. Now it's up to Alex to follow the traces of radiation all the way to the ancient caves of Arak, where he'll come face to face with a creature from his darkest nightmares. Is it game-over for Alex and his team? Or are greater forces at work as the world reaches its natural end—and mankind casts its final judgment?

[Source: Greig Beck's website]

y separately published work icon This Green Hell Greig Beck , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2011 Z1908093 2011 single work novel thriller horror 'Deep in the steaming jungles of Paraguay, Aimee Weir is in trouble. The petrobiologist has found what she was looking for a unique microorganism in a natural gas deposit but it proves to be more destructive than anyone could have imagined. A contagion is striking down all in its wake' (Trove record)
y separately published work icon Black Mountain Greig Beck , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2012 Z1907792 2012 single work novel thriller horror 'Alex Hunter, code named Arcadian, wakes up with no knowledge of who he is, in the care of a woman he doesn't recognise, in a country not his own. But there is a calling deep within him, to return home to Black Mountain. The Appalachian's Black Mountain hosts a terrible legend. Only one elder remains to guard its long-forgotten secret. Some hikers are missing, and the rescue team sent to search for them has not returned. In nearby Ashville, Professor Matt Kearns is drawn into the mystery of an artefact recovered from the mountainside. A survivor is then found half-alive, covered in blood blood revealed to be not quite human. Alex must confront the horror that stalks the frozen mountain, and also the one haunting his very soul.' (Trove record)
y separately published work icon Gorgon Greig Beck , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2014 7731423 2014 single work novel fantasy

'An ancient evil awakens... Alex Hunter has been found sullen, alone, leaving a path of destruction as he wanders across America. Only the foolish get in the way of the drifter haunting the streets late at night. Across the world, something has been released by a treasure hunter in a hidden chamber of the Basilica Cisterns in Istanbul. Something hidden there by Emperor Constantine himself, and deemed by him too horrifying and dangerous to ever be set free. It now stalks the land, leaving its victims turned to stone, and is headed on a collision course with a NATO base. The Americans can't let it get there, but can't be seen to intervene. There is only one option they need their best HAWC. Alex Hunter, code name Arcadian. But the HAWCs are not the only ones seeking out the strange being Uli Borshov, Borshov the Beast, who has a score to settle with the Arcadian, moves to intercept him, setting up a deadly collision of epic proportions where only one can survive. Join Alex Hunter as he learns to trust his former commander and colleagues again as the HAWCs challenge an age-old being straight from myth and legend.' (Publisher's summary)

y separately published work icon Hammer of God Greig Beck , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 9005823 2015 single work novel thriller horror

'When the coalition of Allied Forces established an international zone in Iraq, they meant to bring peace to the region. They were succeeding – until the moment something hulked into the zone and detonated a nuclear bomb.

'The last images from the area prior to the blast are not of drones or the trail of an ICBM. Instead they show a solitary figure carrying the enormous weapon to the soon-to-be ground zero on its back.

'Consulting an ancient prophecy, scholars warn that an ancient evil has returned, wielding the power to raise the dead to do its bidding.

'Major Jack Hammerson, leader of the elite commandos known as the HAWCs knows that only one one soldier is up to the task. But he cannot do it alone.

'Alex Hunter, the Arcadian, teams up with old ally and Mossad spy Adira Senesh to unravel the age old prophecy, tracing it back to the very heart of madness.' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Kraken Rising Greig Beck , Sydney : Momentum Books , 2015 9048510 2015 single work novel thriller horror

'The Arcadian returns to the dark ice in a reprisal of one of his first and most deadly missions. But this time the stakes couldn’t be higher.

'In 2008, a top secret US submarine went missing on its test voyage off the coast of Antarctica. After years silent, its emergency beacon is suddenly activated, but strangely, the beacon is emanating from a point miles below the ice sheets of the frozen continent.

'The race is on. The Chinese government, alerted at the same time as the Americans, is after the submarine’s secrets. And the Americans need to retrieve their technology, quickly and quietly, from a place now marked as an international forbidden zone.

'With the reluctant assistance of petrobiologist Aimee Weir, Alex Hunter and his team of HAWCs return to the location of their first mission together.

'But only a few members of the team know the truth. A treacherous horror lies in wait for them, deep beneath the Antarctic ice.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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