Terminal Freeze

Terminal Freeze

A Novel

Large Print - 2009
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A breathtaking discovery at the top of the world . . .
A terrifying collision between modern science and Native American legend . . .
An electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Child. Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle lies Alaska's Federal Wildlife Zone, one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. But for paleoecologist Evan Marshall and a small group of fellow scientists, an expedition to the Zone represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the effects of global warming.
Everything about the expedition changes, however, with an astonishing find. On a routine exploration of a glacial ice cave, the group discovers an enormous ancient animal, encased in solid ice. The media conglomerate sponsoring their research immediately intervenes and arranges the ultimate spectacle--the creature will be cut from the ice, thawed, and revealed live on television. Despite dire warnings from the local Native American village, and the scientific concerns of Marshall and his team, the docudrama plows ahead . . . until the scientists make one more horrifying discovery. The beast is no regular specimen--it may be an ancient killing machine. And they may be premature in believing it dead.
In this riveting new thriller, Lincoln Child weaves together a stunning Arctic landscape, a terrifying mythic creature, and a pervasive mood of chaos--and fear. With Terminal Freeze, Child demonstrates why he has become a major bestselling author, and why his novels electrify and enthrall so many.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, 2009.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780739328262
Branch Call Number: LT FIC CHI
Characteristics: pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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May 16, 2019

Should you be an aspiring author and despair the quality of your work may never see publication then you should read this painful example of writing craft. Aside from the such atrocities as running 60,000 volts over 8-guage wire, building a tone generator from 1950s spare parts in 30-minutes, and using up the author's lifetime allotment of ellipsis, this formulaic novel is an attempt to be a the written equivalent of a B-movie version of Alien. If you can't tell who's going to die within a page of their introduction... well, I hold no hope for mankind. (Use of ellipsis and bad analogy intended.) There are several characters that do little to nothing to move the story forward. Save yourself; make another reading choice.

Jun 15, 2015

Not his best. Its very good and exciting. However, I just read "Relic" by the same author and this one is nowhere near as good as that masterpiece. This one is Lincoln's single book. "Relic" is apart of an excellent series called "The Agent Pendergast series" Those are WAY better and I highly recommend them for a fun, summer read!

Dec 29, 2013

Horribly formulaic, nothing original, and terribly disappointing from an author with such an impressive body of work as Child

Jan 19, 2013

Terminal Freeze --- by Lincoln Child. --- You’ve got to admit it, in Terminal Freeze; Child does what he does best: scare the livin’ daylights out of you. Set in the high Arctic, next to an extinct volcano, named aptly enough, Mount Fear, in a long disused military base, a film crew bent on producing the mother of all documentaries and the base’s skeleton military force stumble upon, what? It’s a monster. It has no vulnerabilities and almost no Achilles’ heel. Child dishes out fright, thrills and mystery. Your hair stands on end; your flesh crawls and you knees turn to jelly. When you read this book in bed, read under the covers with all the lights on and the TV turned up loud downstairs. And be prepared to read deep into the night: this book is impossible to put down.

Nov 07, 2011

Couln't finish this book. Started off well, but somewhere along the track it just didn't interest me.

Aug 24, 2011

Started off good.Have read a similar book about frozen monsters
Didn't like the finish

Incinerated_Newt Mar 03, 2011

I liked it right up until the last page. The monster is oddly entertaining and the characters are believable.

Skip the last page of the book, though with the author's lame attempt to make the story something grander than a monster story. Leaev it as a monster story and enjoy it as a monster story...it's actually a pretty good one.

teacupfaerie Mar 01, 2011

If an animal with pointy big teeth is frozen in the ice then perhaps that is where it best stay. I cheered for the beastie the whole book.


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