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Terminal Freeze by Lincolen Child

April 28th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description: A breathtaking discovery at the top of the world…

A terrifying collision between modern science and Native American legend…

An electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Child.

Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle lies Alaska’s Federal Wildlife Zone, one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. But for paleoecologist Evan Marshall and a small group of fellow scientists, an expedition to the Zone represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the effects of global warming.

Everything about the expedition changes, however, with an astonishing find. On a routine exploration of a glacial ice cave, the group discovers an enormous ancient animal, encased in solid ice. The media conglomerate sponsoring their research immediately intervenes and arranges the ultimate spectacle–the creature will be cut from the ice, thawed, and revealed live on television. Despite dire warnings from the local Native American village, and the scientific concerns of Marshall and his team, the “docudrama” plows ahead… until the scientists make one more horrifying discovery. The beast is no regular specimen–it may be an ancient killing machine. And they may be premature in believing it dead.

I’ve enjoyed most of the books Lincoln Child has co-authored with Douglas Preston and also enjoyed this independently authored book.  You are left with unanswered questions in the end but the ride is both suspenseful and gripping.  It sort of reminded me of Matthew Reilly’s Ice Station which I also enjoyed.   I thought each of the scientist’s strengths were played up well and meshed together nicely to help save the group stranded at the base although the producer, Conti, was really starting to get on my nerves.  I couldn’t put this book down even though I only meant to read a few chapters before going to sleep.  If you like a good mystery/suspense you should definitely check this book out.

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