15000 feet below
15000 Feet Below



5.0 out of 5 stars A meaty and wonderful read 26 Mar 2013
“Roy is a geologist for an international oil company and he and his partner Melanie are involved in a huge explosion on a rig. Melanie and most of the others involved are killed. Roy survives … but the explosion was not an accident. Someone’s out to kill him because of what he knows. There’s a complex plot to blow another oil field, this time with a nuclear device, and it will result in a huge human and ecological catastrophe which could escalate into all-out war. Roy and the unlikely hit-woman Sid, try to prevent it. Can they? Do they? I’m not going to tell you!
The plot is so much more substantial than any brief summary can explain. We seem to grasp the motives of the characters involved but we don’t know it all. The roots of the outrageous plot go back to the earliest childhoods of the participants. This is a really meaty story; a long and wonderful read and I enjoyed it very much. The standard of the writing is also commendable. It’s very readable although it deals with some of the day to day technicalities of the oil industry. It’s never dry; it’s always fast moving and exciting. I think this is Mads Sorensen’s first book. I hope he’s writing another!” AMAZON TOP 500 REVIEWER


“I found Fifteen Thousand Feet Below a compelling and well paced read. The tension, especially in the final chapters, is crackling… and I loved how unusual your main characters and setting were – not a stereotype in sight.” An editor at Cornerstones.


“…brilliantly written and gripping white-knuckle ride against the clock. It was fast-paced and, contrary to the average action thriller, the characters were strong and believable. No implausibly noble hunks or stunning, hyper-intelligent blondes to be found here. You really get to know these characters and I found myself desperately rooting for the two protagonists in their quest to avert the cataclysm. The emotional and action-packed ending left me stunned and actually brought a tear to my eye.” Reader on Amazon.co.uk.
“The complex and 3-dimensional nature of the characters really drew me into the narrative and I refused to put it down, desperate to discover if they were successful in their quest. The vividly portrayed barren setting of the Arctic Circle perfectly complements the tone of the novel, serving to build the feeling of suspense and urgency. All in all, this is a top class debut novel from this author; I will keep a close lookout for him in the future.” Reader on Amazon.co.uk.


“Due to the current hype it has around it, I recently picked up Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Upon finishing it in a matter of weeks, I found myself on the search for more Scandinavian literature as the ever changing environment and bleak landscapes that can be found really intrigues me. 15,000 Feet Below certainly delivered. From the offset, the pace steadily increases and a sense of panic and suspense which builds as the plot thickens serves to draw the reader in. I felt the characters were genuinely believable and I was rooting for them all the way! If you are a fan of gripping suspense thrillers as I am, definitely look into this one – I doubt you’ll be disappointed.” Reader on iTunes.