Sunday, 14 May 2017

THRILLER REVIEW: Beyond the Ice Limit - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Release Date: 06/04/17
Publisher: Head of Zeus


Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a 25,000-ton meteorite – the largest ever discovered – from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship foundered in a vicious storm and broke apart, sinking – along with its unique cargo – into the abyss of the Hesperides Deep. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.

But now, two miles down in dark Antarctic waters, something is growing. A vast, grotesque structure is simultaneously reaching up towards the waves and burrowing deep into the sea floor. Eli Glinn's worst fear has been realised. He has no choice but to return to the Southern Ocean with the right team and the right weaponry and attempt to annihilate an entity that threatens the existence of the planet.

But, as he will discover, the entity has no intention of going quietly.


Recently I've been spoilt with a huge range of books to sit back and choose from. I love having variety but when it comes to certain genres I do have firm favourites that make thier way up my TBR list so that I get maximum pleasure for my time.

One duo who always earn my time as Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child who always give me a tale that I love to devour and spend time with. The characters are delightful, easy to firm bonds with and with writing that is so seemless that you can't tell who wrote which bits really makes it a pure joy.

As with thier other works, the prose is sharp, the overall arc filled with some wonderful twists and all round delivered a book that for me was perhaps thier best yet. Finally throw into the mix an entity that is unpredictable as to its wants as well as abilities and all round you know you've got some sleepless nights ahead. Cracking.

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