Synopses & Reviews
Journalist Michael Wilde—his world recently shattered by tragedy—has come to the South Pole looking for solace and a new lease on life. But what he finds on a routine dive in the polar sea is something else entirely: the bodies of a young man and a young woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them is an ancient chest filled with a sinister cargo. Wilde’s search to unravel the mystery of this doomed couple will lead from the battlefields of the Crimean War to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, where an age-old curse survives to this day. And as the ice around the lovers begins to melt, Wilde will witness what may be a miracle—or a nightmare—in the making. What is dead, it turns out, is not always gone.
In this haunting and suspenseful thriller, Masello delivers an adventure that spans continents and centuries--a spellbinding story that ranges from Victorian England to a remote Antarctic research station, where an ancient glacier yields a shocking prize it has held captive for nearly 200 years.
About the Author
Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, a television writer, and the author of many other books, most recently the supernatural thrillers Vigil
(which appeared on the USA Today
bestseller list) and Bestiary
. His articles and essays have appeared often in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, People,
and his nonfiction book, Roberts Rules of Writing,
has become a staple in many college classrooms. His produced television credits include such popular shows as Charmed, Sliders,
and Early Edition
. A longstanding member of the Writers Guild of America, he lives in Santa Monica, California.
From the Hardcover edition.