The Descent

The Descent

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An extroadinary thriller about the discovery of a new world miles beneath the surface of the earth and the nightmare consequences that ensue. In a remote Himalayan cave a group of New Age tourists led by a cynical American guide come across the mummified corpse of an RAF flyer. Before they can investigate the mystery all except the guide are ritually massacred. In Bosnia, an American Air Cavalry Patrol investigates a disturbance at a mass grave site and it's commander catches a fleeting glimpse of a creature straight out of a medieval morality play. We are on the verge of discovering a new frontier. And it lies beneath our feet. A global labyrinth of underground tunnels and caves, miles below the surface inhabited by immensely strong, savage devil like creatures. Hell exists.The world's armies respond to the threat and are slaughtered in the dark. From the panic comes a new resolve. Big business takes 1 look at the chasm and sees only the profits from the undiscovered mineral and oil deposits. The race for profit is matched by an intellectual investigation into the nature of the newly revealed satan. Will mankind destroy the new wilderness or will the descent destroy him?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 415 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 300g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752814052
  • 9780752814056

About Jeff Long

13,000 copies sold of VGSF trade editionTHE DESCENT is a high tech adventurethat explains ancient myths and beliefs from around the worldOptioned to Hollywood100,000 hardback copy first print run in USAStunning review coverage, top ten listings in 1999 readers favourites pollsStephen King meets Michael Cri
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