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What lurks beneath the ice?  

Marine biologist Sam Aston is hired to explore a series of subterranean caverns deep beneath the Antarctic. Somewhere within this lost world of magnificent caverns and underground seas lies a source of limitless clean energy, but something guards this treasure. 

As enemies bent on obtaining this world-changing resource for themselves close in from above, Aston and his team plunge further into the depths and discover they are not the first to come this way...and they are not alone.  

As the death toll mounts, Aston and his companions are forced to uncover secrets hidden far beneath the ice. Danger lurks at every turn as they face the deadly threat of the Overlord.

©2018 David Wood and Alan Baxter (P)2018 Tantor

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love this series

so over the top cheesey and exciting and twisty...i loved it! Sam is the man :)

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So exciting you’ll wet your pants!

This was great! I enjoyed it so much more than Primordial. There was tons more action, lots of bloody deaths and the characters were more interesting this time around. The narrator seemed to do better with the Sam’s Aussie accent this time too. Still not perfect but he didn’t seem to drop in and out of the accent like in the previous book. Lol there was a lot of characters wetting their pants in fright though. I thought it was a bit weird but apparently things were *really* scary! Lots of fun and I hope there’s a sequel coming out.

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  • Malissa Williams
  • 09-11-2019

MUCH BETTER then I EVER expected!!!

Again, I am not one to normally write reviews, unless I am truly impressed or extremely disappointed. For this book, “Overlord: A Sam Aston Investigation” Book 2, I am overly impressed!!! While I did enjoy the first book “Primordial,” the first book in the Sam Aston Investigation series, “Overlord” was 100 times better, leaving me wanting more investigations from Sam Aston!!! David Wood and Alan Baxter captured my attention and imagination quickly and held it to the very end! As always, the narrator Jeffrey Kafer, was phenomenal. He always delivers the story exceptionally well! Jeffrey Kafer is one of my favorite narrators. The way he narrates helps hold you attention and always makes you feel the intensity, fear, malice, and relief of every character as well as the ambiance of every place the characters go in the book. I highly recommend this book, even though “Primordial” was just okay, “Overlord” blew me away! “Overlord” is a must read/listen to book!!!!

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  • Jesse A. Craft
  • 24-02-2019

ridiculously delicious

this was an over-the-top plot, ridiculous, and mesmerizing. I could not put it down. A guilty pleasure that I would read again.

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  • Brian
  • 10-01-2019

Sucked Me In

I knew going into Overlord, how much I liked the first book in this series Primordial (click for my review). So I assumed I was going to enjoy Overlord just as much – and I did. It has that creature feature feel with some science, mystery, and investigation that I love in an Adventure book. I think one of the things I enjoyed most was that it didn’t really mess around getting into the story. We are introduced to Aston again in the beginning. We figure out where he’s hiding and he’s basically bribed into helping out. From that point on Overlord is basically balls-to-the-wall action with a little bit of setting up here and there to keep the story going. Wood and Baxter know how to write stories that both make you laugh and cringe. There were scenes where I was cracking up at the things that Aston and company said, like “The cavern was so quiet you could have heard a mouse fart..." I mean that’s hilarious and almost out of place in a book like this. Almost. And then we’re thrown into scenes where things are attacking everyone and insane and brutal death is imminent. I loved the back and forth and it makes for a deeply enjoyable story. There were three main non-human characters in the story and each of them was interesting in their own ways. I can’t really go into why or who they were as to not spoil the story but the ending and how they figure out what is going on (and how to ‘fix’ it) was fascinating and kept me up late into the night to finish it. Overall, a great adventure story mixed with a creature feature. A book that grabbed my attention early and held on the entire time.

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  • Cindy Ware
  • 01-09-2020

Edge of your seat suspenseful!

But I think I liked book one better. I don't know, I liked them both. And the narrator was very good. I don't know what people had against him. Anyway, if you like suspense you'll enjoy these. And if the authors write a book 3, I hope they have the same narrator.

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  • Jessica Fritz
  • 30-07-2020

Not too bad

The narrator was irritating. He must've graduated from the Rod Serling school of narration. Drove me nuts. The story was fun. The writing was a little sophomoric at times.

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  • janet
  • 20-01-2020

Is this a reissue?

The last 3rd of the book sounded very familiar and I think I must have heard this long ago from a library rental but it shows as released in 2018.

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  • Jmpritchett
  • 31-10-2019

Not as good as the first

I didn’t really like this one. The first one was much better so I was disappointed with this.

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  • mike O
  • 28-02-2019

not as good as the first one.imo

was not as happy with this book the first one was great but I struggled to make it through this one .

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