A widespread drought is causing murderous famine. There is one possible solution: Arctic ice could be moved south to parched coastlines and melted for water.
In an Arctic icefield, a special team of scientists has planted bombs that will detonate automatically at midnight to break away some of the ice.
Before they withdraw to the safety of their base camp, a shattering tidal wave breaks loose the ice on which they are working.
Now they are marooned on an iceberg during the worst winter storm of the decade.
The bombs in the ice beneath them are buried irretrievably deep...and ticking.
Abruptly thrown into a desperate struggle for survival, the scientists are plagued by the discovery that one of them is a ruthless killer on a strange mission of his own...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 17/08/1995
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747247401
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Review by Heptonj
Not Dean Koontzs' usual fayre but not a bad read at all. For a while I began to get bored with this as it's not my type of book but as I got further into it I knew I just had to finish it.A group of scientists are in the arctic setting explosives to release an ice-berg to float to drought-ravaged countries around the world. However, there is a massive storm and are stranded on the ice with the bombs ticking. To make matters worse, there is a killer amongst them. Best of all you have no clue whatsoever which one of the team this is until the very end. Gripping.