The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Lloyd Palmer, richest man in the world, gets what he wants. And right now, what he wants for his museum is the biggest meteorite in the world. The problem is that its tucked away on a little island at the bottom of the world, property of the country of Chile, which would probably not let Palmer buy it from them if they knew it was there. So Lloyd Palmer figures hell just have to steal it. Happily for Lloyd, he can afford the 150 million dollars that the skilled team of Effective Engineering will charge him to get it for him. The problem for Effective Engineering is that Lloyd Palmer just cant stay away from his meteorite hunt.
Its a problem thats going to prove painful for everyone. Its a danger when a trigger-happy Chilean warship captain decides to get Lloyd Palmer on his own personal manhunt (he believes that Palmer murdered his son. Oops!). Its a disaster when the heavy seas and encroaching winter near Antarctica drive them into the Ice Limit. And it may doom more than just a billionaire and a team of ethically-challenged scientists when the meteorite turns out to be a bit more than just another rock from space, with strange and terrible properties all its own.
Its a bloody race at the bottom of the worldat the Ice Limit.
by Kirsten Edwards of King County Library System
Last Updated: January 15, 2008