"Jeff Long has written a remarkable novel, an imaginative tour de force that somehow succeeds both as sober-minded allegory and nail-biting thriller. A page-turner for thinking people, The Descent is equal parts Ray Bradbury and Robert Stone, Michael Crichton and T. C. Boyle. It is a rip-roaring good read."
–Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air
"Absolutely bone-chilling — every bit as good as Stephen King at his best."
–Charles Pellegrino, author of Dust
"This flat-out, gears-grinding, bumper-car ride into the pits of hell is one major takedown of a read. Jeff Long starts his adventure/mystery/horror story quietly in the Himalayas and then warp speeds into a world seldom seen and puts a face to the reality of evil the likes of which would give Stephen King and Dean Koontz the night sweats. Long writes with force and unearthly vision, etching vivid characters who speak in an all-too-realistic manner about the horrors they encounter. What emerges is a War of the Worlds against a world that can’t lose. With The Descent, Jeff Long has delivered what is bound to be this summer’s really hot read. It is one page-burner of a book."
–Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and Apaches
"Jeff Long keeps the pages turning at a feverish pace and creates a world so vivid that we are compelled to follow him to the gates of Hell."
–Jonathan Rabb, author of The Overseer