Delightfully creepy deep-sea mystery

February 3, 2007
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The Swarm, by Frank Schatzing (Hodder & Stoughton, $36.99):

Off the Peruvian coast a fisherman drowns, dragged to his death by a mysterious underwater current.

He is not alone. During the coming weeks, thousands like him will die each day — killed at sea and on the beaches by oceans that no longer behave in a way that mankind can predict.

These deaths are not coincidence, and from the moment an enormous unidentifiable form flashes across the radar of two scientists, it is clear they are being caused by a force more complex and devastating that anything science is able to comprehend.

This is a delightfully creepy wee book that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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