Blood and Ice by Robert Masello

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Journalist Michael Wilde—his world recently shattered by tragedy—has come to the South Pole looking for solace and a new lease on life. But what he finds on a routine dive in the polar sea is something else entirely: the bodies of a young man and a young woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them is an ancient chest filled with a sinister cargo. Wilde’s search to unravel the mystery of this doomed couple will lead from the battlefields of the Crimean War to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, where an age-old curse survives to this day. And as the ice around the lovers begins to melt, Wilde will witness what may be a miracle—or a nightmare—in the making.  What is dead, it turns out, is not always gone.

About Robert Masello

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ROBERT MASELLO is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the author of many books, including The Medusa Amulet, Blood and Ice, Vigil (which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list), and Bestiary. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, People, and Parade. His television credits include such popular shows as Charmed, Sliders, and Early Edition. He is a long-standing member of the Writers Guild of America.

Author Residence: Santa Monica, CA

Author Hometown: Evanston, IL
Published February 10, 2009 by Bantam. 515 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The Guardian

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This big, meaty, supernatural thriller, from the How-to-Write-a-Bestseller school of American genre fiction, spans centuries and continents from Victorian England and the Crimean war to modern America and Antarctica.

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The Independent

In an 1856 prologue, a Crimean war veteran Sinclair Copley – a survivor of the charge of the Light Brigade – and his love interest Eleanor Ames – one of Miss Nightingale's nurses – are chained together and thrown overboard in southern waters by sailors who have discovered something nasty about th...

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The Bookbag

There is, however, a suggestion from early on that the story will eventually take another turn, because interspersed with Michael's story is the love story of two people, soldier Sinclair and nurse Eleanor during the Crimean War.

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Love Vampires

Blood & Ice will probably appeal most to cross over readers – ones who don’t normally read dark fantasy – who can enjoy the book as a supernatural thriller without expecting more dark fantasy.

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