The crew of the deep-sea exploration rig Leaguer discovers oil sweeter, purer, and sure to be more easily refined than anything that's ever existed. To confirm their own analysis of their billion dollar find, a test barrel is flown from the drill site off the coast of Papua/New Guinea to Houston Analytical Laboratories (HAL).
As the unsuspecting scientists at HAL await the arrival of the oil, they ready their lab for what they know is an important job. They've seen the test results from Leaguer; this find could make history.
While the barrel is on its way to Houston, an "infection" breaks out on the far-away rig. And as life aboard the rig descends into chaos, the scientists at HAL make their own discovery-what Leaguer found is indeed historic; it just isn't oil. Instead, they've brought up a dangerous organism that could threaten all life on earth.
Trapped in their labs, the scientists must find a way to fight a creature that defies chemistry, physics, and biology.
The Black: Arrival, a parallel story to the Amazon Horror Best-Seller The Black, is a page-turning suspense novel that will fill you with claustrophobic terror.
Now that The Black has arrived, will humanity survive?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Black: Arrival is the second in The Black series by Paul E. Cooley. In the first book, we are on the oil platform when the Black is discovered. It is thought to be some of the most pure oil to be found. This second book we are at the lab that receives the lone barrel for testing. The second story also is occurring simultaneously with the first story. This books starts out just a little bit slow, but speeds up very quickly. There are five scientists, 2 office personnel, the network guy and the daughter of one of the scientists in the building over the weekend for a rush job on the testing. Of course, there is a storm outside. The building they are in is the old one and it is falling apart. The new building is connected by a bridge and is not yet complete. This causes all sorts of problems when the Black get loose. Once the barrel arrives and the scientists start running their tests, things escalate out of control very fast. Then the CDC shows up. I love this story. The first book of the series, I couldn’t put down. This book was the same. I like the characters. The boss, who has elected to stay the weekend also, turns out to be a really great guy. I wasn’t sure he was all that great at the start of the story. The creature is very strange and different. If you like creature features, this one is for you.