For Ollie Arias, owning an island in Micronesia is beyond his wildest dreams. Moving his best friends from college to share his dream...priceless. A little urban exploration of the abandoned military lab unearths strange, dark secrets. And awakens a slumbering beast that has gone decades without food. Ollie and his pals have unwittingly unleashed a deadly infection above, and a prehistoric killing machine below. The storm of the century is headed their way. Paradise has never been so close to hell.
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Imagine winning billions in the lottery. That’s just what happens to Ollie. He decides to buy a tropical island and invites his friends from college to come live there. They’re the closest thing to family he has. Sounds like a dream come true. But, that doesn’t last long. Hunter has a way of giving you genuine characters in quick, efficient descriptions. I could easily picture all of these. Then he bombards them with Nazi’s, government cover ups, Jamaican mobsters, the character’s own personal demons, a Cat 5 hurricane threatening the island and the largest shark to ever roam the oceans. The Megalodon. Once the action begins the hits just keep on coming. Those of you who have read Hunter’s work before know he doesn’t spare his characters. Death comes quickly and from all directions. Some of which I can’t share. It was terrific fun reading this book. I’ve read a bunch of his novels and short stories and was thrilled this was one of the longer ones, as I couldn’t get enough. Hunter made it even more fun when character’s referenced events from some of his other books. I notice he has another fishy tale out now that I have to read. The Last Colossus. There’s an opening scene for it included at the end of Magalodon In Paradise. Confirms my decision to no longer swim in the ocean! Did I enjoy this book? You know it! I got what I was hoping for.Would I recommend this book? Yepper. Treat yourself!
As with all Hunter Shea's books, once you start to read, you don't want to stop. Here we have a central character - Ollie - who would not be anyone's idea of a superhero. Life has dealt him a succession of tough hands, but one day everything changes. He wins close to a billion dollars. So what is he going to spend his fortune on? He buys an island near the Marshall Islands. One that has been deserted for over fifty years but which once housed a secret Cold War operation of some kind. He asks the only people in his life he has ever enjoyed spending time with - old school friends - to share his island idyll with him. In their own way, each has been having a hard time of late and one by one they agree. All goes well until they decide to explore the old buildings. Then they find much more than tattered files and broken furniture. Just what has been going on in that laboratory, and what has now woken up? An ancient sea creature, and the storm of the century, a deadly infection and more await the hapless friends, turning the island paradise into hell on earth. Great writing, addictive story. Another winner from a master of horror adventure