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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 best-selling 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 best-selling author, and why his novels electrify and enthrall so many.

©2009 Lincoln Child; (P)2009 Random House

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Not even Monster 101

I hesitated on purchasing this book based on a lot of negative reviews. I thought, there is no way a Lincoln Child book could be that bad. Wrong! Trust the reviews; this is a lousy book with paper-thin characters and plot. Save your credit for the next Child-Preston book due out in May.

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Terminal Freeze

An arctic expedition finds an animal encased in ice.It thaws and people die.Only a lone elder of the native people in the area knows how to stop it.Scott Brick gives a fine performance as narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Really Good Read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked all but 2 or 3 of the characters. The plot was fast moving and interesting.

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HORRIBLE

Don't waiste your money on this one kept waiting for something to happen. ..nothing slow

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Awesome!

I always enjoyed every novel written by Lincoln Child. This is definitely one of his best.

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Great narration, meh story

Love a good monster tail, but this one kinda fell flat. Hooks you in the beginning, but poor plot structure and a lack of focus on any particular protagonist mire the story. The creature was interesting, but who am I supposed to follow here? I thought Jeremy Logan was supposed to be the protagonist, but he is completely passive in the story. Not only is he relegated to observer status, but he is completely forgettable in most scenes he is in, only occasionally participating in conversations. Although he has the last word in the book, he feels like he was tagged onto the story later. As if Child wrote this novel a long time ago, and then inserted Logan into the narrative to build out the Jeremy Logan series of books. A weak entry, at best.

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Intrigueing

A different twist on the blending of science, and unexplained events that touch on supernatural.

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Jeremy Logan not in the story

If you are a Jeremy Logan can you can skip thus one. He has no part in the story. I kept waiting for him to do something anything but it never happened

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Descriptive masterpiece

loved it. loved the twists and theory's in the story. wonderfully descriptive and great plot.

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  • mike
  • Springville, NY, United States
  • 06-14-17

good

very good book in the Logan series, however this is the first Logan book that I have listened where he is not the hero and does not save the day and is as helpless as everybody else comma but another hero emerges