Beyond the Ice Limit By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


First off let me say something I didn’t know prior to reading this, but should have, since I’m a long time Preston & Child fan. Beyond the Ice Limit is a sequel to The Ice Limit published in 2000, which I have somehow missed reading to this point. That being said, Beyond the Ice Limit is an enjoyable read whether you read it as a stand-alone or a follow-up.

26245817The events that took place in The Ice Limit are well outlined as a historical lead-in to this storyline. Those events involved the head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, who is also Gideon Crew’s boss. Eli Glinn and his team tried and failed to recover a meteorite off the coast of South America. The mission was a disaster from start to finish, revealing that the whole crew was in way over their heads, and that what they were messing with was not your average meteorite.

Now, five years later, Glinn wants Gideon to participate in a new mission, not to recover the meteorite, but to destroy it. As usual, Glinn isn’t putting all his cards on the table with this new assignment. But Gideon knows enough about working for Glinn now, to know that his life is in peril. What the hell, he’s not long for this life anyway, right?

So…a fun (or is that harrowing?) new adventure begins. I’ve always found thrillers that take place on the sea really keep my on the edge of my seat! The confined state of a ship, submarine, or any other seagoing vessel is just plain scary to me if you’re trying to get away from something! This one isn’t an exception.

As I’ve said in my previous reviews, this series has grown on me quite a bit and it’s pure escapism. A fun read from start to finish. The only tiring thing that each of the Gideon Crew books has in common is that whoever winds up being Gideon’s romantic interest doesn’t seem to have a storyline much past that book, á la James Bond. But Lincoln and Child always give us a solid read, with a thrilling and adventurous storyline. These authors have a talent for making you feel as if you’re right in the thick of the adventure.

I want to thank the publisher (Grand Central Publishing) for providing me with the ARC through NetGalley for an honest review.

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