Terminal Freeze (Hardcover)
Doubleday, 9780385515511, 336pp.
Publication Date: February 24, 2009
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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.
In this riveting new thriller, Lincoln Child weaves together a stunning Arctic landscape, a terrifying mythic creature, and a pervasive mood of chaos—and fear. With Terminal Freeze, Child demonstrates why he has become a major bestselling author, and why his novels electrify and enthrall so many.
Praise For Terminal Freeze…
Praise for Lincoln Child’s New York Times bestselling DEEP STORM
“Few writers do it better than Child.” Booklist
“Fast paced . . . Page-turning action.” Denver Post
“Lincoln Child has a well-earned reputation for writing solid thrillers.” Tampa Tribune
“Clever . . . A sci-fi mystery thriller.” San Jose Mercury News
“Child whips up a tasty thriller.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Lincoln Child’s novels are both thrilling and tantalizing, always managing to stay one step ahead of readers’ expectations.” Vince Flynn
“Child’s thriller will be remembered as one of the best of the year. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Child delivers a well-crafted and literate science-fiction thriller.” Publishers Weekly
“Top-notch science fiction.” Texas Star
“Harrowing and brilliantly conceived.” Clive Cussler
“Child combines the page-turning action of a thriller with science-fiction tropes.” Rocky Mountain News
“This is a page turner for sure, and the conclusion is a wild and crazy shocker.” Kingston Observer
“You won’t want to stop reading until the last word.” Chatham Courier
“A tale of growing paranoia and fear.” Mystery News
“The plot is as fast-paced as a riptide, and the ending will have the readers’ hearts drumming in their chests.” Free Lance-Star
“A fascinating story that grabs you and won’t let go.” Spectrum
“A slick, savvy, intelligent thriller with a scary, sticks-in-your-brain climax.” Steve Berry