In 2004 at the University of Tennessee, internationally
renowned physicist Dr. MacPherson notices the findings that
an assistant Gregor obtains with a moon rock specimen. An
elated MacPherson claims the results that show rock 66095
contains strong superconductivity traits as his own. He
boasts how he will receive the Novel prize for the work. A
stunned Gregor kills the professor. Gregor is convicted of
the crime, but not before he hides the rock inside
Labyrinth Cave, Kentucky.
Three years later NASA hires Tom Burke and his daughter
Cricket to escort them into Labyrinth Cave to find the
missing rock. His wife Whitney suffers nightmares and
though internationally famous refuses to enter the cave
where last year her assistant died while she barely escaped.
However, Gregor escapes with some fellow prisoners and
heads to Labyrinth Cave to collect the rock that will make
him rich and famous. He and his associates capture the
Burkes and the NASA team inside the cave. Only Whitney can
lead a rescue party, but she has not entered any cavern
since the nightmare occurred, but the stakes are the two
people she loves most.
At times LABYRINTH seems more like a Hollywood thriller
than a novel, but Mark T. Sullivan cleverly augments the
plot with a personal crisis and an incredible underworld
panorama. The story line is loaded with action on a global
scale and on an individual level as the world is in trouble
if Gregor regains the rock while Whitney battles herself.
Mr. Sullivan provides a powerful tale that winks at the
movie industry, which works fine for this novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 28, 2002