Two years after his wife's death, oceanographer and former navy SEAL, Atticus Young, attempts to reconcile with his rebellious daughter, Giona, by taking her on the scuba dive of a lifetime-swimming with a pod of peaceful humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. But the beauty of the sea belies a terror from the deep-a horrific creature as immense as it is ancient. There is no blood, no scream, no fight. Giona is swallowed whole by the massive jaws. Only Atticus remains to suffer the shame of the survivor and his inconsolable grief turns to an unquenchable thirst for revenge.
Drawn by the spectacle, Trevor Manfred, a ruthless billionaire, approaches Atticus with a proposition: Trevor will make available all the advanced technology of his heavily armed mega-yacht, the Titan, to aid Atticus in his death-quest. In return, Trevor is to receive the beast's corpse as the ultimate hunting trophy. But in the midst of the hunt, Atticus makes a terrifying discovery that changes the way he sees the ocean's creatures and begs the question: what is Kronos? The answer sets him on a new and much more deadly course.
This story is exciting and absorbing. It grabbed me from the first chapter and just didn't let go. I was listening to a chapter a week, and couldn't wait for each new installment. As soon as it download I was popping it in my ears!
The story sets up some nice appealing characters right from the get go and starts putting them into a thrilling situation. The thrills just keep going from there,even when the story itself is not relating an action scene.
I found the bad guy in this story to be rather chilling. At first he seems harmless but as you get to know him , he grows as a threat until you know just what you're dealing with. A very well put together set of characters all round.
The reading was good too, not by the author which is usually the case at Podiobooks , and he had a good voice and nice pacing that kept me focused on the story.
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