Disclaimer: I had the good fortune to meet Josh and his family at ZomBcon 2011 in Seattle, where I was hocking my book at the table just across from his. We agreed to a trade, and I sent people his way when they were done at my table. The fact that he is very cool and his family are really nice has no bearing on this review.
At the nexus of a top-secret government conspiracy to develop a doomsday-style bio-weapon, cutting edge science and ancient primal bloodlust collide when a team of ill-fated explorers unlocks the eons-old secrets of humankind’s savage evolutionary past lurking miles beneath the killing cold of Antarctica.
I was immediately drawn to this story when Josh told me that it was set primarily in Antarctica. This was due to the fact that the sequel to my first novel is set largely at McMurdo Station in Antartica, as well. There are other striking similarities between the stories as well, in particular the ultimate cause of the sickness that affects the characters, some of their psychological reactions, etc. So it was a bit difficult to step away from the book in a sense and see it on its own merits without thinking, “Well, that’s not how I did it…”