The World Beneath - Rebecca Cantrell

The World Beneath

By Rebecca Cantrell

  • Release Date: 2013-11-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 593 Ratings


***Winner of International Thriller Writers's Best Ebook Original Novel award!*** 

In this USA Today bestselling book, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell drops you into a vast, dark world: 100 miles of living, breathing, tunnels that is the New York City underground. This subterranean labyrinth inhales three million bustling commuters every day. And every day, it breathes them all out again... except for one. 

Software millionaire Joe Tesla is set to ring the bell on Wall Street the morning his company goes public. On what should be the brightest day in his life, he is instead struck with severe agoraphobia. The sudden dread of the outside is so debilitating, he can't leave his hotel at Grand Central Terminal, except to go underground. Bad luck for Joe, because in the tunnels lurk corpses and murderers, an underground Victorian mansion and a mysterious bricked-up 1940s presidential train car. Joe and his service dog, Edison, find themselves pursued by villains and police alike, their only salvation now is to unearth the mystery that started it all, a deadly, contagious madness on the brink of escaping The World Beneath. 

Praise for The World Beneath: 

"Cantrell's THE WORLD BENEATH simply blew me away: exciting, visceral, inventive, illuminating. The main character, Joe Tesla, is as charming as he is resourceful. He's an agoraphobic trapped within the dark bowels of New York City who must face a threat to the bright world above him. Full of tantalizing true secrets of that subterranean world, matched with a breakneck pacing of a shocking thriller, here is a novel that shines a light on the beauty and horror hidden just out of sight beneath the world's greatest city. So grab a flashlight and get ready an adventure like no other." – James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God 

"The World Beneath is a unique, non-stop action thriller…Cantrell creates a deadly – yet also cozy – underworld beneath the streets of Manhattan, where trapped hero Joe Tesla and his dog Edison battle evil below our feet for the fate of mankind. The author grabs you on the first page and drags you into the dark depths for a wild subway ride that races to a fatal finish and leaves you breathless and begging for more." - Kieran Crowley, New York Times bestselling author of HACK, A Shepherd Novel


  • Loved it

    By TBotha
    Wonderful story. Kept me reading and wondering how much is based on facts or urban legend?
  • Possible

    By Sp4kyBe4r
    Enjoyed this one. Ending is a bit quick. Not sure if I would consider the next one in this series.
  • Lilly Escobar

    By lilly Escobar
    I love it so much
  • The World Beneath

    By ed 3.1624
    Excellent! Great plot, wonderful characters (especially Edison), and a chilling glimpse of possible government experimentation conducted in secret for our own protection.
  • Unconventional

    By Ashish.D
    Thriller having plot revolves around NewYork underground tunnels. It keeps readers hooked to plot throughout. Nice read.
  • The world beneath

    By Annoyed for now.
    Excellent plot, fast paced, hard to put down.
  • The world beneath

    By Shade32
    I really enjoyed this book, always been fascinated about the hidden tunnels. I ha e read one other awhile ago, it was after this one, I will be looking to getting another book. Thank you for the ride underground