April 2009 Indie Next List
“When paleoecologist Evan Marshall accidentally discovers an enormous beast buried in the ice in Alaska's Federal Wildlife Zone, strange things start happening. Child has written a masterful crossing between the realms of fantasy and Inuit belief -- this is a can't-put-down book.”
— Daniel Thomas, Browsing Bison Books, Deer Lodge, MT
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 author Lincoln 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 to study 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 local village, 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 ancient horror is unleashed.
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 numerous bestsellers.
"Lincoln Child's novels are both thrilling and tantalizing."—Vince Flynn
"Lincoln Child has a well-earned reputation for writing solid thrillers." --Tampa Tribune
"Child's superior writing raises this above the pack."--Publishers Weekly
"Child whips up a tasy thriler." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Few writers do it better than Child."--Booklist
"Fast paced . . . Page-turning action."--Denver Post