REVIEW BOOK OF THE DEAD by Grieg Beck I am never disappointed by a Grieg Beck thriller, and Book of the Dead proves that once again. Additionally, here Mr. Beck vivifies beloved Horror Master H. P. Lovecraft. "The Earth shall fall" before the advent of the Great Old Ones, so HPL prophesied, and here, the Earth is falling all across the globe, as inexplicable sinkholes collapse through bedrock, a geological impossibility, swallowing homes, commercial sites, entire city blocks--and no human remains are left, alive or deceased. Birds of all species suicide, pets and wildlife and people simply disappear. All points to the recovery of the Book of the Dead, known to Lovecraftians as "the Necronomicon of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred," who himself makes a cameo appearance. For a terrifying horror more implacable than even an imminent asteroid impact, BOOK OF THE DEAD" is the thriller of choice.