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Blood and Iceby Robert Masello
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Journalist Michael Wilde ? his world recently shattered by tragedy ? hopes that a monthlong assignment to the South Pole will give him a new lease on life. Here, in the most inhospitable place on earth, he is simply looking to find solace...until, on a routine dive in to the polar sea, he unexpectedly finds something else entirely: a young man and woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them a chest filled with a strange, and sinister, cargo.Now, in a bleak but breathtaking world of shimmering icebergs, deep blue crevasses, and never-ending sun, Wilde must unravel the mystery of this doomed couple. Were they the innocent victims of fear and superstition ? or were they something far darker? His search will lead from the barracks and battlefields of the Crimean War to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, from the ill-fated charge of the Light Brigade to an age-old curse that survives to this day.As the ice around the murdered lovers begins to melt, Wilde will have to grapple with a miracle ? or a nightmare ? in the making. For what is dead, it turns out, may not be gone. And here, at the very end of the known world, there's nowhere to hide and no place left for the living to run.
After months of seclusion following a tragic accident, contemporary journalist Michael Wilde could use a distraction AAA1/2 not to mention some work. And when his editor offers to send him to Antarctica on assignment, he jumps at the chance.
So it is that Michael finds himself at the end of the earth, living amid scientists and explorers at a research station at the South Pole. But when two frozen bodies are found at the bottom of the ocean, he enters a whole new realm of discovery. Astoundingly, these two young outcasts AAA1/2 one of Florence NightingaleAAA1/2s nurses and a member of the infamous Light Brigade AAA1/2 carry a deadly curse in their blood: one that enables them to rise from their frozen tomb and live again.
Combining the adventure of Clive Cussler with the bone-chilling suspense of Bram Stoker, BLOOD AND ICE stunningly takes the thriller to new territory.
Journalist Michael Wilde travels to Antarctica on assignment, living amid scientists and explorers at a research station at the South Pole. But when two frozen bodies are found at the bottom of the ocean, he discovers that they carry a deadly curse in their blood: one that enables them to rise from their frozen tomb and live again.
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