I really hate to abandon this book, because I usually enjoy a good [a:James Rollins|38809|James Rollins|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1328147798p2/38809.jpg] story. The stories are often over-the-top, but they are nothing if not fun adventures, and I think Subterranean would have been no exception.
Unfortunately, I only got about 20% of the way into this book, and just couldn't go any further! I couldn't stand the prickly heroine, and the hero seemed like an overgrown adolescent. The banter, particularly between these two, was pretty bad, too. I was interested in the impending adventure, and was looking forward to going on that ride. Unfortunately, I discovered that the characters in this story were not the kind of companions I wanted to take this trip with.