Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston
A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew Series)

81%

7 Critic Reviews

...they weave just enough scientific or historic information into their story to add to its believability. And they keep it simple enough for the layman to understand. Kudos to Preston and Child for another story that will keep the reader up past bedtime.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT
That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now...
With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.
Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.
But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space.
Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...
 

About Douglas Preston

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Douglas Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in English literature from Pomona College in 1978. His career began at the American Museum of Natural History, where he worked as an editor and writer from 1978 to 1985. He also was a lecturer in English at Princeton University. He became a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction books in 1986. Many of his fiction works are co-written with Lincoln Child including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. His nonfiction works include Dinosaurs in the Attic; Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado; Talking to the Ground; and The Royal Road. He has written for numerous magazines including The New Yorker; Natural History; Harper's; Smithsonian; National Geographic; and Travel and Leisure. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his title Two Graves which he co-wrote with Lincoln Child. Lincoln Child lives with his wife and daughter in Morristown, New Jersey.
 
Published March 22, 2016 by Grand Central Publishing. 64 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Beyond the Ice Limit
All: 7 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on Mar 31 2016

Science fiction as action adventure, the sort of book primed for screen treatment if a producer can find a sufficient F/X budget.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Aug 07 2016

The bestselling authors maintain suspense throughout, and they throw in some original ideas that offset some familiar action tropes.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by D. R. Meredith on May 28 2016

...they weave just enough scientific or historic information into their story to add to its believability. And they keep it simple enough for the layman to understand. Kudos to Preston and Child for another story that will keep the reader up past bedtime.

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Washington Times

Good
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on May 23 2016

Readers who enjoyed “The Ice Limit” will love this follow-up, and those unfamiliar with the original novel will have no problem with this story or the situations.

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Good
Reviewed by Ray Palen on May 20 2016

The novel pulls no punches, and the masterful guides to this deep sea adventure keep you glued to your seat right up to the stunning climax.

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Above average
Reviewed by Ken Raymond on May 29 2016

“Beyond the Ice Limit” is a page-turner from the get-go; I read it in a single sitting. It may not be as inventive as its predecessor, particularly in the final third of the book, but it completes a tale that seemed unfinished.

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Reviewed by Ray Palen on May 20 2016

The novel pulls no punches, and the masterful guides to this deep sea adventure keep you glued to your seat right up to the stunning climax.

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