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Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew Book 4) Kindle Edition
NOTHING BUT SEA, ICE AND UNFETTERED STORMS.
BUT TWO MILES DOWN, SOMETHING IS STIRRING.
Five years ago, 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. It ended in disaster when their ship foundered and broke apart in a vicious storm.
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 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.
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Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, www.PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their Facebook page, where they post regularly.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
"Fast-paced and action-packed, "Gideon's Sword" is a clever, high velocity read." "Kathy Reichs""
"Preston & Child take all of the various elements from classic horror and sci-fi films and novels and spin them together to write what begins as an action adventure, but soon delves into paranoid terror ... scary good fun."--Associated Press
"The always sensational duo is back with a work that is as exciting and intriguing as it is fast-paced."--Suspense Magazine
"This duo is magnificent. Preston and Child are incredibly smart writers; technically they are perfect. There's never an errant word or situation. [BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT] moves fast but with purpose and you know that everything is precisely researched...And a lot is at stake-namely Earth as we know it. That's not an overstatement."--Sunday Star-Ledger
"Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are no strangers to breaking new ground, but the shovel they use for the beautifully conceived BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT is tipped with gold. Forget thrill on every page - this book seems to have one in every paragraph, starting with "That thing is growing again. We must destroy it..."..BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT is pure fun, its wildly imaginative premise and take-no-prisoners plotting making this reading entertainment of the highest order."--Providence Sunday Journal
"Relentless mayhem ... [a] thrill-a-minute read. Science fiction as action adventure, the sort of book primed for screen treatment."
"The Lost Island, the third novel to feature master thief and brilliant scientist Gideon Crew, is another clever and compelling tale from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child....The stellar writing that readers expect from Preston and Child is still in abundance, and they balance the line between page-turning suspense and ancient history."--Associated Press on The Lost Island
"Sparkling...Gideon refreshingly doesn't fit the superhero mold, and the enigmatic Amy is more than his equal in daring and intelligence."--Publishers Weekly on The Lost Island
"The ever-reliable Doug Preston and Lincoln Child are back with typical aplomb in the splendid The Lost Island. Preston and Child have been in the business of keeping secrets for years now and simply no one's better at knowing just how long to keep them... wildly entertaining and lightening paced... impossible to put down."--Providence Sunday Journal on The Lost Island
"When it comes to novels by this famous duo, the things all readers can expect are excitement, intrigue, and a story that will not soon be forgotten...The 'Crew' stories move at a super-fast pace and never leave the reader wanting...[This is] yet another perfectly unforgettable Preston & Child creation."--Suspense Magazine on The Lost Island
"The action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion."--Kirkus Reviews on Gideon's Corpse
"Gideon, an engaging fellow from the get-go, lives up to his initial promise, demonstrating an intelligence and resourcefulness that should endear him to adventure fans."--Booklist on Gideon's Corpse
"Like Michael Crichton, Preston and Child weave their stories at a thrilling pace...Preston and Child never fail to entertain. And Gideon's Corpse is a thriller that ranks high among their many co-authored offerings to date."--BookReporter.com
"A rollicking tour-de-force. The eponymous Gideon Crew would be equally comfortable smack in a Ludlum tempest or striding onto the set of the Ocean's Eleven franchise. Preston and Child have crafted an electrifying, riveting thriller on which I could continue to heap praise, but instead I will just offer this: Read the book! And we can all look forward to the next appearance of Mr. Gideon Crew in the not-so-distant future."--David Baldacci on Gideon's Sword
"Fast-paced and action-packed, Gideon's Sword is a clever, high velocity read."--Kathy Reichs --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B01K7G2XCY
- Publisher : Head of Zeus (1 October 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 4994 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 324 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 121,944 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, the formula is no longer novel and we want content.
This tries, it really does, but for some reason, the dreadful lack of technical understanding on display here ruins the aspects that were so enjoyable in TIL, and the new, science-fictiony stuff, well, let’s say that few people who don’t routinely write science fiction write it well when they try.
The first of the novels involving Gideon Crew that I’ve read, I think it will be the last. To be honest, the last from these authors, I think. “Riptide” was bad enough, but this has ruined a book in TIL that I did enjoy.
Since it fulfils the “light and easy, no effort” criterion, I don’t think it deserves just one star, but it doesn’t merit more than two.
Good fun, brilliantly gruesome in places it had me feeling quite queasy at times!
Recommended to all Preston/Child fans and for those who want something pacy, clever and gripping all in equal measure.