She pulled a tablet from her purse and laid it on the table. With a few taps, an aerial photograph of a rainforest appeared. She pointed to a lush plateau towering over the landscape. "My organization just discovered this place, deep in a closed indigenous area in the Amazon rain forest. It's been isolated for who knows how long--the locals say since the world was created. (And) though the valley floods every year, no one climbs this plateau to escape the rising water. They say monsters rule in the clouds."
5 more reasons to read this book:
- An expedition to the Amazonian rain forest
- A plane crash
- Giant ants
- And paleontologist Grant Coleman and Brazilian activist Janaina Silva fighting for their lives.
They Rise by Hunter Shea
"They're not the prettiest fish in the sea. People call them ghost sharks, though they're not sharks at all, despite a distant relation. What you're seeing here is a chimaera fish, one of the oldest fish in the ocean. They've been around for over 400 million years, longer even than sharks."
5 more reasons to read this one:
- The Bermuda Triangle
- Mysterious fissures opening on the Ocean floor
- A swarm of very ancient and lethal predators
- Dead fisherman (because "deckhands on a fishing boat are always expendable".)
- And one unforgettable and very bloody sea battle