“This story is a real page-turner. Written in a similar style to Matthew Reilly, it has a really exciting storyline, a plot full of surprises, and the characters are incredible. A wonderful mix between Alien and Indiana Jones, it will appeal to horror adventure readers of all ages. Highly recommended!“Susan Keefe, The Columbia Review
Petroleum engineers drilling in the African desert uncover a pocket of mysterious, life-preserving gas, and the hellish creatures hibernating within—a colony of ten-foot prehistoric scorpions. After 400 million years, Scorpius Rex has risen to reclaim its throne as Earth’s apex predator.
When their USAID humanitarian mission goes awry, Dave Brank’s security team becomes trapped inside the drilling complex’s electrified perimeter. Now they’re locked in a life or death battle against hordes of flesh-eating scorpions prowling the labyrinth of machinery. Brank, a decorated soldier unjustly drummed out of the army, is determined to save his men and the nearby village. Outside the fence lurks another kind of monster—renegade commandos with a barbaric plan to lure the scorpions out . . . by feeding them women and children. Only Brank’s team can stop the slaughter and, just maybe, save the world. Unfortunately, these guys aren’t elite Navy SEALS or Delta Force Operators; they’re mercenaries—battle-scarred mavericks who kill to earn a living, not to save the world. But with humanity’s survival at stake and Brank calling the shots, even these hired guns can become heroes.
Scorpius Rex is an adrenaline charged creature feature that delivers the goods for horror lovers and fans of action maestro Matthew Reilly. Available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.