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Two years after his wife's death, oceanographer and former navy SEAL, Atticus Young, attempts to reconcile with his rebellious daughter, Giona, by taking her on the scuba dive of a lifetime-swimming with a pod of peaceful humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. But the beauty of the sea belies a terror from the deep-a horrific creature as immense as it is ancient. There is no blood, no scream, no fight. Giona is swallowed whole by the massive jaws. Only Atticus remains to suffer the shame of the survivor and his inconsolable grief turns to an unquenchable thirst for revenge.
Drawn by the spectacle, Trevor Manfred, a ruthless billionaire, approaches Atticus with a proposition: Trevor will make available all the advanced technology of his heavily armed mega-yacht, the Titan, to aid Atticus in his death-quest. In return, Trevor is to receive the beast's corpse as the ultimate hunting trophy. But in the midst of the hunt, Atticus makes a terrifying discovery that changes the way he sees the ocean's creatures and begs the question: what is Kronos? The answer sets him on a new and much more deadly course.
“The ocean is as vast as it is mysterious, and man’s desire to venture to its depths to uncover its bounty rarely fades from the forefront of our imaginations. And it is through science and understanding that the finest results will be achieved, not through the dredging, overfishing and exploitation of the world’s finest resource. These mechanisms can only lead to tragedy.”
“When beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.”
“When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.”
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"Jeremy Robinson's latest is a Moby Dick meets James Bond thriller with an amazing twist, offering page-turning results."
"Jeremy Robinson is an ORIGINAL and EXCITING voice."
KRONOS takes a classic theme and turns it into a great page-turning novel that kept me up past the midnight hour. It's a great read blending myth and high tech, with well developed characters you care about.
It's not often that you get a fresh perspective on a monster story. Jeremy Robinson fixes us a delicious tale in which he adds one part characters you want to care about, two parts dramatic but believable storytelling, and three parts imaginative adventure in a dish that can be served to adventure, romance, sci-fi and western fans alike.
"... powerful intrigue and wondrous imaginative talent, Jeremy Robinson takes a look at the power of the possible in KRONOS... Robinson does a fantastic job of tantalizing the reader throughout... he pulls on the intricate emotional strains of the story to foster a relationship with a magical possibility wrapped into intriguing situations... KRONOS is sure to set fire to the open imaginations of the world."
“Free your imagination! Experience the limitless devotion of a father for his daughter. His chase will take you into the dark depths of the watery unknown. ‘‘Kronos” keeps you riveted to the very end... It leaves you wondering what secrets the ocean has yet to reveal.
"Jeremy Robinson possesses a unique talent to take a creature of urban legend, intertwine it with natural history and weave an incredible story of faith, love and adventure."
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