Beneath the Dark Ice by Greig BeckAdult Thriller
When a plane crashes into Antarctica, a search team in sent in. When they also disappear without a trace, Alex Hunter, super soldier, is sent in with a team of scientists and commandos to find out what is going on and to retrieve any survivors. The scientists, who are along for experimentation, and the commandos have a very different agenda and the tension within the group adds to the tension of the plot.
When I say that Alex is a super soldier, that isn't an exaggeration. He has somehow been mutated and has super keen hearing, sight and reflexes. Weird. The book would have been just as good with a regular soldier.
And yet, I loved it! Weirdness and all. The time in to Antarctica and a possible Atlantis and ancient South American civilization was right up my alley and will be right up the alley of any conspiracy theorist or lost-world aficionado.
The book had just the right mixture of scary, thriller and gross with an open ending for a future series--which I will have to buy! The setting and otherworldy/supernatural elements in the book did, at times, suspend belief a bit much but it was a fun suspension.