Hell Divers

Hell Divers

Smith, Nicholas Sansbury

Book 1.0 of Hell Divers Trilogy

Language: English

Published: Jul 19, 2016

Words: 103526
Pages: 415

Description:

**Now a *USA Today *bestseller** **From the bestselling author that brought you the award-winning Extinction Cycle series, comes an all new vision of the apocalypse and the future of humanity.** *More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search for a habitable area to call home. *Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers: men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need. When one of the remaining airships is damaged in an electrical storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed to a hostile zone called Hades. But there’s something down there that’s far worse than the mutated creatures discovered on dives in the past—something that threatens the fragile future of humanity. **“Amazing settings, great characters, the end of the world shouldn’t be this much fun!”**—Matthew Mather, author of *CyberStorm* **“An exciting new take on the end of the world and a thrilling race to survive… Sure to delight fans of survival and post-apocalyptic thrillers.”** —A.G. Riddle, author of *The Atlantis Gene* **“Relentless action and danger in a gritty postapocalyptic world where survival depends on a few brave men and women.* Hell Divers* is one hell of a page turner!”**—Bob Mayer, *New York Times *bestselling author of the Area 51 series **“An action-packed page-turner…You won’t be able to put this book down until the last searing page.”**—Mike Shepherd, *New York Times* bestselling author **“A terrific blend of high-concept and wild action…A must for fans of smart postapocalyptic storytelling.”**—Sam Sisavath, author of the Purge of Babylon series **“Hugh Howey meets Michael Crichton in Nicholas Smith’s latest post-apocalyptic thriller…Smith dominates the post-apocalyptic genre with this riveting, nail-biting adventure that will grip you from the first chapter.”**—E. E. Giorgi, author of *Gene Cards* ** ** ### Review "An exciting new take on the end of the world and a thrilling race to survive...Sure to delight fans of survival and postapocalyptic thrillers." **A. G. Riddle, bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene** ** ** "Relentless action and danger in a gritty postapocalyptic world where survival depends on a few brave men and women. Hell Divers is one hell of a page turner!" **Bob Mayer, New York Times bestselling author of the Area 51 series** ** ** "An action-packed page-turner. All humanity's hope for survival rests on the shoulders of a handful of daring men and women. The odds are stacked against them, but they have no choice but to try. You won't be able to put this book down until the last searing page. And then you'll want the next book." **Mike Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author of the Kris Longknife series** ** ** "Literally skydiving into the apocalypse, Hell Divers delivers more of Smith's trademark breakneck action and suspense. Amazing settings, great characters, the end of the world shouldn't be this much fun!" **Matthew Mather, bestselling author of CyberStorm** ** ** "X marks the spot in Nicholas Sansbury Smith's Hell Divers, a cross between Waterworld and Snowpiercer...but with monsters and airships. It's a terrific blend of high-concept and wild action, all tied together with tough-as-nails characters that you care for as they face impossible odds. A must for fans of smart post apocalyptic storytelling." **Sam Sisavath, bestselling author of the Purge of Babylon series** ** ** "Once again, Nicholas Sansbury Smith dominates the post-apocalyptic genre with this riveting, nail-biting adventure that will grip you from the first chapter." **E.E. Giorgi, author of Gene Cards** "I love it! The whole book was awesome and I have a huge book hangover right now!...It was creative and intense and there was never a dull moment. I got so wrapped up in the story I felt like I was immersed in this whole other world for a little while...If you like post-apocalyptic stories, you should definitely give this one a try!" **Hooked on Books** ** ** "Hell Divers is an engaging story that holds one's attention from start to finish and will certainly satisfy the readers' need for adventure in a postapocalyptic scenario. The kind of book that can keep you awake till the small hours." **Space and Sorcery** ** ** * * * "Military SF readers and fans of The Last Ship will find enjoyment in familiar ground.**"** **Publishers Weekly ** ** ** * * * "In Hell Divers, Nicholas Sansbury Smith unleashes post-apocalyptic science-fiction with the pacing of a thriller. He achieves his world-building succinctly, and moves from thrills to chills without the story becoming a mere catalogue of violence, along with tender moments that round out the characters. Hell Divers offers genre fans everything they could ask for, from fresh takes on the post-apocalypse to social commentary reminiscent of Snowpiercer, and plenty of action. The book's swift, tight plotting will also appeal to thriller fans, with a cliffhanger ending that leaves readers suspended mid-air for the rest of a promised trilogy." ** Shelf Awareness** ### About the Author **Nicholas Sansbury Smith** is the *USA Today* bestselling author of the Hell Divers series, the Orbs trilogy, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion -- writing. When he isn't writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his fiancée, their dogs, and a house full of books.