Book Review: Gravity by James M. Corkill

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About the Author

James M. Corkill is a Veteran, and retired Federal Firefighter from Washington State, USA. He was an electronic technician and studied mechanical engineering in his spare time before eventually becoming a firefighter for 32-years and retiring. He began writing in 1997, and was fortunate to meet the famous horror writer, Hugh B. Cave, who became his mentor. He now lives in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.

The Recommendation

Action junkies will love this story. Once it starts with the doomsday device and the imminent destruction of the planet it just doesn't quit! Adrenaline fans will love the fast paced action and the way in which everything comes together!

The Review

Alex Cave is a cool character. He's got to make some tough decisions in this story and face down a worldwide catastrophe, but it is the action that holds this story together. It starts off at a fast pace and never lets up, and I read it in two sittings once I had started.

I think I actually liked the second half of the book better, and that was not even mentioned in the blurb. I like stories that pack a lot of action into their pages, so this one was a real winner for me.

The Rating


About the Book

Geologist Alex Cave receives an urgent message about an unusual geologic event in Iceland. When he arrives, he sees two video recordings. The first is of large globules of glowing magma rising from a glacier. The second video, taken in the exact same place several days later, shows a deep tunnel into the volcano. He is asked to investigate the strange phenomenon, and what he discovers at the bottom is an alien device capable of being more powerful than a nuclear weapon.

Before he can retrieve the device, it is stolen and activated, but for some reason it cannot be turned off, and threatens to bring down the International Space Station. When it begins changing the orbit of the moon, the extreme tidal affect begins to destroy the shorelines of every continent in the Northern Hemisphere.

Alex must also make a life altering choice when his soul mate threatens to leave him because she thinks he’s just an adventure junkie, and it’s ripping his heart out that he can’t tell her the truth, that he is just trying to save humanity from annihilation.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, he only has six-days to stop a massive emerald asteroid from impacting the planet.

Can Alex and his friends find solutions for these dire situations?