Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Raising the Past, by Jeremy Robinson

Raising the Past, by Jeremy Robinson may be his best work to date. I wasn't quite sure what to expect with the mammoth being raised from the ice and an ancient woman inside its belly holding a mysterious alien device, but folks this is edge-of-your-seat reading all the way. Fans of Robinson's first fiction effort should understand at the outset that this is not a christian story like that one was. There is some language content in this adult thriller, but not more than you would find on pg rated television.
The story begins with the ancient woman and two mysterious men who give her the device she will be found with later when the mammoth is raised from the ice in the Canadian North centuries later. The mammoth itself is an incredible find for researchers and a huge recovery operation is quickly underway to retrieve the fully intact specimen. The team soon discovers the alien device with the frozen remains of the ancient woman inside the mammoth and they unknowingly activate it. Very quickly, the team is fighting for their lives against several different and terrifying enemies, all seeking the device they hold. One of the greatest enemies the team faces is the frozen environment itself and the predators that inhabit it. Robinson's latest is the first fiction release from up and coming independent thriller publisher, Breakneck Books, and it's easy to see why they chose this title to launch with. If it's any indication, we should expect some very nice surprises from this publisher in the future. Raising the Past grabs hold of you and never lets go! Robinson keeps you guessing as to who the real enemy is all the way to the last page. I picked up this book and zoomed through it--Raising the Past is a furious page turner! I look forward to seeing more from this author and Breakneck Books.

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