“Impact Point” By Simon Rosser

impact pointImpact Point
Robert Spire Thriller, Book 2
By: Simon Rosser
Narrated by: David Loving
Series: Robert Spire, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
Release date: 02-21-19
Publisher: Schmall World Publishing

Take a little bit of an eco-thriller, throw in some sci-fi, espionage and adventure and you have “Impact Point” by Si Rosser.  There were times it felt like the Da Vinci code without the code and all the religious references.

Overall this book deserves a high rating, the audio book maybe not so high.  The reason for this is that the narrator, David Loving, would read and sound like he was running out of breath for nearly every paragraph.  It nearly got so annoying that I almost quit listening, however the story itself was powerful enough for me to power through and be rewarded with a fun adventure through science and madmen.

We start out with a couple of blue whales beaching themselves, one in Wales, and one in South Carolina, US.  Robert Spire, the hero of the story watches as it happens in Wales, and upon discovering the news of the second whale in the U.S. he meets a marine biologist and they soon determine the cause of death being olivine poisoning.  Olivine is a rare mineral found in metorites.  This soon leads to the discovery of a group of people set out to destroy mankind in a passive way.  The group has discovered a comet that is destined to hit the Earth causing an Extinction level event, but they manage to hide it until it is too late.

Robert Spire and the co-horts he gathers on the way discover this conspiracy and race to save all humankind.

Not an edge of your seat adventure but definitely an adventure that is obviously well researched and will keep you listening.

 

 

Publisher’s Summary
Siberia, 1908: A massive explosion occurs above the Tunguska region – known as the Tunguska Event – releasing the equivalent energy of 185 Hiroshima nuclear bombs. An asteroid impact or comet fragment is thought to have been the cause. It happened then, and it will happen again….

Mysterious whale deaths….

Wales, UK – When a blue whale gets washed ashore and dies in front of Robert Spire on his local beach, the UK’s Department of the Environment and local population are ill-prepared. When a second whale washes up dead on Myrtle Beach on the opposite side of the Atlantic, the scientific community realizes it has a mystery on its hands, and questions need answering.

A quest for meteorite fragments….

Environmental lawyer Robert Spire, newly recruited to the UK’s Global Environmental Command Unit – GLENCOM, flies over to South Carolina to investigate. While there, he teams up with marine biologist Dr. Sally Rivea, also assigned to the case. Meanwhile in Nevada, US, ex-Marine Travis Dexter is on the run after he discovers the body of his employer – philanthropist Julian Smithies – murdered in his home. The only object missing: a recently discovered, rare, and valuable space meteorite, its origin unknown.

A future global cataclysm….

On the island of Exuma in the Bahamas, four sport divers make a startling discovery at the bottom of Mystery Cave blue hole. Sixty miles offshore in the Caribbean Sea, drilling on the Proteus oil rig turns to disaster as the drill bit snaps as it strikes something hard on the ocean floor. Dr. Rivea, at a loss to explain the high levels of the mineral olivine discovered in the whale’s tissue samples, accompanies Spire to the Caribbean in search of answers, but when they get there, the mystery only deepens as they unearth a conspiracy with cataclysmic consequences….

Robert Spire is propelled into a fast-paced action-adventure thriller.

©2014 Simon Rosser (P)2019 Chris McDonnell, Simon Rosser