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The Ice Limit

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Exciting thriller

Billionaire Palmer Lloyd wants to own the world¿s reputedly biggest meteorite, which is allegedly on Chile¿s Isla Desolacion. Palmer knows that the incredible find would be the perfect selling point of his new museum. All he wants done is the transporting of the g...
Billionaire Palmer Lloyd wants to own the world¿s reputedly biggest meteorite, which is allegedly on Chile¿s Isla Desolacion. Palmer knows that the incredible find would be the perfect selling point of his new museum. All he wants done is the transporting of the gigantic outer space rock from Cape Horn to New York Harbor without the Chilean government knowing what he has done. Budgeted cost is $300 million to move twenty million pounds halfway across the world.

Needing talented but disgraced individuals, Palmer hires infamous meteorite hunter Sam McFarlane, ruthless engineer Eli Glinn, and alcoholic sea Captain Britton among others. The leaders expect major problems. It was not a surprise to them when the Chilean government, in this case exiled officer Commandante Vallenar, tried to stop them. They expected nasty weather and even had a drop dead switch for any catastrophe so that the devastating storm was not a shocker. However, none of the trio was prepared for the powers of the meteorite to kill the crew one at a time.

THE ICE LIMIT is an ultra-action packed adventure that will thrill sub-genre fans with its non-stop action. Though the premise is a bit simplistic, the story line goes full throttle as Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child puts the peddle to the metal. The lead charcaters are all interesting in their own way. Amidst numerous deaths Sam feels vindicated, Eli feels whole again, and Britton feels as if she regained her life. The climax is a real kicker as expected by this talented duo of realistic scientific horror tales (see RELIC, RIPTIDE, and THUNDERHEAD, etc.) who scores with another frightening but exciting novel.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

What a disappointment!

I expect much more from these authors!! They had a great plot idea and made me care about the characters. However, not only did the story crawl through most of the middle of the book, but the book ends horribly!! The way all the storylines were resolved left me utter...
I expect much more from these authors!! They had a great plot idea and made me care about the characters. However, not only did the story crawl through most of the middle of the book, but the book ends horribly!! The way all the storylines were resolved left me utterly unsatisfied! Characters were killed off (in my opinion) needlessly, and others were permanently disfigured, but we don't find out how!! Last but not least, the only place to read the epilogue is online!! And I only stumbled across that by chance!! Seriously?! I suggest picking up Relic or Thunderhead by the same authors. Much better books!!

posted by 1303885 on June 30, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2009

    What a disappointment!

    I expect much more from these authors!! They had a great plot idea and made me care about the characters. However, not only did the story crawl through most of the middle of the book, but the book ends horribly!! The way all the storylines were resolved left me utterly unsatisfied! Characters were killed off (in my opinion) needlessly, and others were permanently disfigured, but we don't find out how!! Last but not least, the only place to read the epilogue is online!! And I only stumbled across that by chance!! Seriously?! I suggest picking up Relic or Thunderhead by the same authors. Much better books!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2010

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    Had high hopes in the begnning, but it failed to entertain.

    The book starts great, but then slowly become repetitive. At one point i was reading and reading about various character's back history while the plot wasnt moving. The authors had great charcters but with a weak plot, their is really no reason to continuing caring about the characters. The plot could be summarized in two chapters while the character developement takes up the whole book...and then the ending made me fell that i had just wasted my time reading this book....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2001

    Disappointing

    I was sure after reading the reviews that this would be a great book, but after having read it, I was thoroughly dissapointed. Up until the end, I was on the edge of my seat, and then when I reached the last few pages, I felt so robbed! I regreted even picking up the book in the first place.

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