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Terminal Freezeby Lincoln Child
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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.
When a scientific expedition discovers what appears to be a giant cat frozen in a glacial ice cave in the Alaskan wilderness above the Arctic Circle, the media conglomerate sponsoring the trip makes plans to thaw out the creature on live television, unaware that the creature is an ancient killing machine that may not be dead. 250,000 first printing.
A breathtaking discovery at the top of the world... A terrifying collision of modern science and Native American legend... The electrifying new thriller from bestselling authorLincoln Child. Alaska's Federal Wildlife Zone is one of the most dangerous and inhospitable places on Earth. For paleoecologist Evan Marshall, an expedition to the Zone offers an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity tostudy the mounting effects of climate change. But once there Marshall and his intrepid team make an astonishing discovery: an enormous prehistoric animal encased in solid ice. Despite repeated warnings from the localvillage, and the Marshall's own mounting concern, the expedition sponsors want the creature cut from the ice, thawed, and revealed on a live television spectacular...But then the creature disappears and an ancienthorror is unleashed.
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About the Author
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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