Meltdown (Mass Market Paperbound)

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A DEADLY SECRET LIES BURIED BENEATH THE WORLD'S LAST FRONTIER

Dr. Carol Harmon has taken her research vessel, the Phoenix, deep into one of the most forbidding places in the world, the ceaselessly shifting Arctic icescape. In one frightening moment, everything goes very wrong. During a routine dive, two of her crew are ravaged by what appears to be radiation poisoning. Knowing she needs help fast, Carol calls on the person she trusts most, a man leading his own expedition on the opposite pole of the globe.

Brock Garner is an oceanographer, a former Naval officer, and a man who has never quite stopped loving his ex-wife, Carol. By the time Garner arrives, a frightening scenario is taking shape: Deep beneath the ice, something is leaking deadly radiation. Worse yet, it may be only part of a bigger cataclysm. A disaster of untold proportions is looming-the world's first man-made Ice Age. A life-and-death battle is about to be unleashed...not just for the Arctic, but for the very future of Earth.

About the Author


James Powlik is a researcher with a PhD in biological oceanography who has been a consultant on science and education projects for government agencies such as the EPA, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the US Department of Commerce. In addition to writing numerous articles and research texts on global warming and other timely biological issues, he is the author of the books Sea Change and Meltdown. Dr. Powlik lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Praise For…


“Enjoyable...believable.”
Chicago Tribune

“A taut, action-packed adventure that is both realistic and frightening.”
Abilene Reporter-News (Tex.)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440235095
ISBN-10: 044023509X
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: February 26th, 2002
Pages: 464
Language: English