Title : Reliquary
Lincoln Child, Douglas J. Preston
It all started this evening with watching the miniseries on TV3 on Aftershock : Earthquake in New York. Suddenly, I recalled reading a book about the people living in the subways and was wondering which book it was. After much discussion with my Uncle, realised that it was about Reliquary, the sequel to The Relic.
Watched the movie of the 1st book but never read the book. Read the 2nd book but is there a movie out on it? Can't remember. Anyway, what was fascinating was the background behind the book.
Imagine hundreds of people living underground of a massive metropolis like New York. Some of them homeless, other running away because of other reasons, it is a community there. The book is written in a frank manner without the gloss of sitcom of Beauty and the Beast. Known as the mole people, they shun life aboveground for security and anonymity where communities defend their territories and protect one another.
Then suddenly, they is something killing them as well as people above ground. Pandemonium reigns and time is running out. There is a sinister plan (there always is a big plan to the grand scheme of world domination) to it all that needs to be thwarted. Of course, there is the usual hero and heroine with various sidekicks as well.
I enjoyed the book. Can't post any snippets from the book as it is somewhere in the bookshelves with countless other books. I was more fascinated about what was written in the appendix section of the book regarding the secret tunnels that run underneath New York. Rumours of massive chambers that were built by the rich so that they would be able to utilize a separate subway system for their own personal use. Sadly, these chambers had to be sealed off for safety reasons. Why? Buy the book and find out.