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Buried deep under a mountain in rural Utah lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered, worth at least a billion dollars. EarthCore is the only company with the technology to dig a three-mile-long mine shaft, not to mention the guts to go after the mother lode, and EarthCore executive Connell Kirkland is determined to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting… and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out firsthand why this treasure has never been unearthed.
Science-fiction stalk-you underground terror!
The 2017 rewrite of Earthcore is a behemoth that gives readers more meat to the original story. There’s tons of additional information that manifests as character development, making the overall story much stronger.
The story itself is one most fans of Scott Sigler are quite familiar with; after all, this is the one that started it all. The basic structure is the same, but the entire story has been shaped and molded into a more mature telling, reflecting Sigler’s own matured writing style. The book has also been put into the modern Siglerverse Timeline, now having direct references to other events in the Siglerverse (the single universe in which all of Sigler’s books take place). This makes the new story feel a bit more familiar to the rest of the canon.
The pace of the story is as inexorable as the underground mining company’s excavation. There’s plenty of kool (sic) tech that is bleeding edge to modern times. Sigler continues to integrate technology and science seamlessly into his storylines, giving them the hardcore Science Fiction lean that his fans appreciate and go crazy for. Sigler writes very cinematically, with big visuals that any movie fan can visualize.
Audiobook note: Top-shelf narrator Ray Porter takes the audio reins for this production, and is simply fantastic. Porter always gives a great performance, and he seems right at home with this genre and material.