Terminal Freeze: Book summary and reviews of Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child

Terminal Freeze

by Lincoln Child

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Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2009
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Alaska's Federal Wilderness Zone…two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle…one of the most remote places on Earth. But for a group of scientists sponsored by a major media conglomerate, an expedition to the Zone represents the opportunity of a lifetime to study the effects of global warming.

The expedition changes suddenly on a routine foray into a glacial ice cave, where the group makes an astonishing find: an ancient animal encased in solid ice. It appears to be some kind of giant cat, possibly a saber-toothed tiger. When their discovery is reported back, their parent company quickly plans the ultimate spectacle—the animal will be cut from the ice, thawed, and revealed on live television. Ignoring the dire warnings of a local Eskimo group (and a native legend forecasting doom for anyone who disturbs this mythic creature), the scientists make one more horrifying discovery: the beast is no cat…it’s an ancient killing machine. And it may not be dead.

Lincoln Child weaves cutting-edge science, Native American legend, and a stunningly stark landscape into a thrilling novel of suspense, using all the skill and attention to detail that has won him legions of fans.

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"While the story line ... is nothing new, Child's superior writing raises this above the pack." - Publishers Weekly.

"Recommended more on the strength of the author's name than on the strength of the story itself, which is well handled but ultimately unmemorable." - Booklist.

"Highly recommended for all public libraries." - Library Journal.

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Lincoln Child Author Biography

Lincoln Child is an author of multiple techno-thriller and horror novels. Though he is most well-known for his collaborations with Douglas Preston (including the Agent Pendergast series and the Gideon Crew series, among others), he has also written solo novels, including the Jeremy Logan series. Many of the collaborative novels have become bestsellers, and their first novel together, Relic, was adapted into a feature film.

Child and Preston's books are notable for their thorough research.

In 2002, Child began his solo career with the debut novel Utopia. He has since written Death Match in 2004, Deep Storm in 2007, Terminal Freeze in 2009, and The Third Gate in 2012.

Child is now a resident of Morristown, New Jersey.

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