Meltdown

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Random House Publishing Group, 2002 - Fiction - 464 pages
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A DEADLY SECRET LIES BURIED BENEATH THE WORLD’S LAST FRONTIER

Dr. Carol Harmon has taken her research vessel, the Phoenix, deep into one of the most forbidding places in the world, the ceaselessly shifting Arctic icescape. In one frightening moment, everything goes very wrong. During a routine dive, two of her crew are ravaged by what appears to be radiation poisoning. Knowing she needs help fast, Carol calls on the person she trusts most, a man leading his own expedition on the opposite pole of the globe.

Brock Garner is an oceanographer, a former Naval officer, and a man who has never quite stopped loving his ex-wife, Carol. By the time Garner arrives, a frightening scenario is taking shape: Deep beneath the ice, something is leaking deadly radiation. Worse yet, it may be only part of a bigger cataclysm. A disaster of untold proportions is looming–the world’s first man-made Ice Age. A life-and-death battle is about to be unleashed...not just for the Arctic, but for the very future of Earth.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Beneath those ice floes lurks a deadly new form of plague, in oceanographer Powlik's chilling new technothriller.After triumphing over the dread pfisteria, a pernicious waterborne bug (Sea Change ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

James Powlik is a researcher with a PhD in biological oceanography who has been a consultant on science and education projects for government agencies such as the EPA, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the US Department of Commerce. In addition to writing numerous articles and research texts on global warming and other timely biological issues, he is the author of the books Sea Change and Meltdown. Dr. Powlik lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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