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The Swarm: A Novel of the Deep

Frank Schatzing, Frank Schatzing

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Science fiction

More gripping than Crichton, classier than Cussler, Frank Schatzing's record-breaking ecological thriller now in A format.

Frank Schatzing's amazing novel is a publishing phenomenon with translation rights sold around the world, drawing rave reviews for both pulsating suspense and great scientific knowledge.

The world begins to suffer an escalating and sensational series of natural disasters, and two marine biologists begin to develop a theory that the cause lies in the oceans, where an entity know as the Yrr has developed a massive network of single-cell organisms. It is wreaking havoc in order to prevent humankind from destroying the earth's ecological balance forever.

The Americans, under the ruthless General Judith Lee, take a more pragmatic approach than the scientists, seeking to wipe out the being of the deep.

The scene is set for a massive confrontation...

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Praise for The Swarm: A Novel of the Deep

  • A suspense-packed ecological thriller - Financial Times

  • This thriller is a space-ship bound for another world. - Die Zeit

  • A rip-roaring monster movie of a plot with unexpectedly credible human characters - The Times

  • An international blockbuster . . . But think twice about making it your beach book. However hot the vacation sun, this novel may give you the shivers . . . enjoy - Evening Standard

  • Good fun, written in fluent thrillerese, and there are some vivid action-thriller moments - Metro

  • An effervescent cocktail of adventure - Der Spiegel

  • A gripping thriller starring nature unleashed - Stern

  • A gigantic thriller - Die Welt

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Frank Schatzing

Frank Schatzing is the author of the international bestseller The Swarm, which turned him into Germany's most successful thriller writer in decades. A winner of the 2004 Corine Prize, and the 2005 German Science Fiction Prize, Schatzing lives and works in Cologne.

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