SecondWorld by Jeremy Robinson

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A brisk thriller with neatly timed action sequences, snappy dialogue and the ultimate sympathetic figure...


"Another crisply plotted tale from the fertile imagination of Jeremy Robinson. This one has it all, frozen Nazis, UFO crashes, Antarctica, and some really cool science. Plan to hunker down for all-nighter with this one. I did." -Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

"Robinson blends myth, science and terminal velocity action like no one else." -Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Nocturnal

The high adventure of James Rollins meets the gripping suspense of Matthew Reilly in Jeremy Robinson's explosive new thriller, SecondWorld.

Lincoln Miller, an ex-Navy SEAL turned NCIS Special Agent is sent to Aquarius, the world's only sub-oceanic research facility located off the Florida Keys, to investigate reports of ocean dumping. A week into his stay, strange red flakes descend from the surface. Scores of fish are dead and dying, poisoned by the debris that turns to powder in Miller's fingers and tastes like blood.

Miller heads for the surface, ready to fight whoever is polluting on his watch. But he finds nothing. No ships. No polluters.

No oxygen.

Instead, he finds a cloudless sky full of red particles dropping like snow and coating the ocean with a thick film that stretches to the horizon. When a dead blue whale collides with Aquarius, Miller begins a harrowing race to escape the affected area. Cut off from the rest of the world and surrounded by death, Miller makes his way to Miami where he discovers just one survivor, and the awful truth: the strange phenomenon that robbed the air of its life giving oxygen was an attack by an enemy reborn from the ashes of World War II. And they're just getting started. Miami, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo have all been destroyed. Millions are dead.

And if Miller can't track down and stop those responsible in seven days, the rest of the world is next.


"Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure." -- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of THE DEVIL COLONY and ALTAR OF EDEN

"With THRESHOLD Jeremy Robinson goes pedal to the metal into very dark territory. Fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully creepy! Highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and PATIENT ZERO

"Jeremy Robinson is the next James Rollins" -- Chris Kuzneski, NY Times bestselling author of THE SECRET CROWN

"If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson..."-- Stephen Coonts, NY Times bestselling author of DEEP BLACK: ARCTIC GOLD

"How do you find an original story idea in the crowded action-thriller genre? Two words: Jeremy Robinson." -- Scott Sigler, NY Times Bestselling author of ANCESTOR and CONTAGIOUS

"There's nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom." -- Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of THE DESCENT

"Jeremy Robinson's THRESHOLD is one hell of a thriller, wildly imaginative and diabolical, which combines ancient legends and modern science into a non-stop action ride that will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours.


About Jeremy Robinson

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Jeremy Robinson is the author of several bestselling thrillers, including Antarktos Rising, The Last Hunter: Descent, Callsign: Deep Blue, and the Jack Sigler thrillers, including Instinct and Threshold. His novels have been translated into ten languages. Born in the coastal town of Beverly, Massachusetts, Robinson grew up on a steady diet of science fiction, and started out his creative career as a comic book illustrator. He now lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children. Visit Robinson online at jeremyrobin for free content, contests, and updates on upcoming projects. Connect with him on Facebook at, and follow him on Twitter at
Published May 22, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 352 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Apr 15 2012

A brisk thriller with neatly timed action sequences, snappy dialogue and the ultimate sympathetic figure...

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Publishers Weekly

Mar 19 2012

Thriller fans and apocalyptic fiction aficionados alike will find this audaciously plotted novel enormously satisfying.

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Chicago Sun Times

Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on May 31 2012

SecondWorld is a guaranteed one-sitting read that would make a terrific summer film.

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Reviewed by Joseph Hoyos

In conclusion, SecondWorld is a highly recommended doomsday thriller, especially for fans of the neo-Nazi subgenre.

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For Winter Nights

Reviewed by Kate Atherton on Jun 03 2012

This novel is one of the most unputdownable thrillers that I have ever read.

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Reviewed by Amy on Jul 27 2012

SecondWorld is a fun, fast book, perfect for the real or proverbial beach.

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Alternate History Weekly Update

Below average
Reviewed by Matt Mitrovich on Jul 26 2012

...the implausibility of it made it hard sometimes to maintain the suspension of disbelief.

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Reviewed by Justin Macumber on Jun 21 2012

This is very fun, but requires an extreme suspension of your disbelief, even more-so than what is required to accept the overall premise, which in itself is quite fantastic.

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