Terminal Freeze: A Novel

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Doubleday, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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.

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This book is not as good as Deep Storm but the ending is just as amazing. The pacing of the story is very visual and plays out like the best B-movie you could hope for. I read it just as quick as his previous books and am looking very forward to his next book.
Full of action and suspense. If you like desolate settings and Child's wonderfully descriptive writing, you won't be able to put this book down.
 

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A bit better researched than "The Third Gate" and a little more credible. The fictional story of an encounter with a Bigfoot-type creature who has been in suspended animation (cryogenically frozen and ... Read full review

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LINCOLN CHILD is the New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor with Douglas Preston of such New York Times bestsellers as Wheel of Darkness, The Book of the Dead, and Dance of Death. He lives in Morristown, New Jersey.

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