Arctic Rising: A Novel

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Macmillan, Feb 28, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages

Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it's about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.

Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. Thousands of tiny mirrors floating in the air can create a giant sunshade, capable of redirecting heat and cooling the earth's surface. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.

Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She's intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.

Anika finds herself caught up in a plot by a cabal of military agencies and corporations who want Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia Corp loses control of their superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world. The nuclear weapon she has risked her life to find is the only thing that can stop the floating sunshade after it falls into the wrong hands.


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Anika is a UN pilot inspecting ships in the now ice-free Arctic when she and her partner are shot down by someone carrying something that trips her radioactivity detector. Trying to solve the mystery ... Read full review

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Climate change meets action adventure! After years working in war zones, Anika Duncan is happy to have found a peaceful job piloting airships for the UN. Then her ship is shot down while patrolling ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
24
Section 3
27
Section 4
32
Section 5
39
Section 6
55
Section 7
62
Section 8
71
Section 21
171
Section 22
175
Section 23
180
Section 24
186
Section 25
194
Section 26
203
Section 27
209
Section 28
235

Section 9
77
Section 10
82
Section 11
88
Section 12
97
Section 13
106
Section 14
115
Section 15
127
Section 16
136
Section 17
145
Section 18
151
Section 19
160
Section 20
166
Section 29
240
Section 30
244
Section 31
252
Section 32
259
Section 33
264
Section 34
271
Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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About the author (2012)

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Halo: The Cole Protocol.

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