■ REVIEW: The Swarm
Delightfully creepy deep-sea mystery

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.

The Swarm, by Frank Schatzing (Hodder & Stoughton, $36.99)

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