Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew Series #4)

Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew Series #4)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew Series #4) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now...
With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.
Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite—the largest ever discovered—from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.
But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space.
Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455525874
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2016
Series: Gideon Crew Series , #4
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 58,354
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Preston and Child are co-authors of the Agent Pendergast series as well as the Gideon Crew series. Their novels Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen in an NPR poll as two of the hundred greatest thrillers ever written. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie. Lincoln Child has published six novels of his own, including the bestseller The Forgotten Room.

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A., Pomona College, 1978

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Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the Pendergast novels are a definite favorite, Beyond the Ice Limit was nerve-wracking, exciting, filled with action and dynamic characters, all that a Preston-Child novel is known for. Would highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am still trying to buy it after a free review so I can finish a great book. Please help me?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every Preston & Child novel has its good points and bad points. IMO, this book was a good read, but you have to read a sample and judge for yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
20 pages in and hooked again!
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Anonymous 5 months ago
Smashing, thrilling. Can’t say enough about these authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always they tell wonderful and we'll written stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as much character development and many of the main characters are killed off. Gideon's reaction to one of the deaths doesn't seem adequate. No follow-up on one of the major characters from the original.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice addition to the adventures of Gideon Crew. Although Pendergast will remain my all-time favorite character, I would be pleased to see some further adventures of Gideon Crew. Beyond the Ice Limit held my interest from beginning to end and I thought the pacing was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storytelling is remarkable, if there was another ending to this story it would be another sequel. And I would read it also. The authors are great storytellers. This comes from a big Louis L'Amour fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sixty pages in and I'm ready to read more. Intriguing, mysterious. Time for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely riveting! I couldn't put it down until I finished it!!! I would even say... I liked it more than The Ice Limit. Preston and Child have the ability to reawaken imagination. Superb!!!
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JBronder More than 1 year ago
The Gideon Crew has been called in to recover the meteorite that was really an alien lifeform. It seems the meteorite was not a rock but more of a seed and it has been growing in the bottom of the ocean. This thing is a great threat to the plant and needs to be stopped. But it is not going to be an easy fight, some won’t make it, but if the Gideon Crew doesn’t succeed there won’t be much left of our planet. I have not read the other books in the Gideon Crew series or The Ice Limit. I know, as a fan of Lincoln and Child this is a travesty. But, I had no problem jumping right into this story. Having said that, the beginning was a little slow as everything was getting built. But once you get past that, you are off to the races trying to keep up with the break neck pace. Beyond the Limit is a great mix of science fiction, fantasy, and thriller. Lincoln and Child keep you on your toes and when you think it might be over, bam, you are off and running again. I really enjoyed Beyond the Limit. I will definitely be reading The Ice Limit and others in the Gideon Crew series. I received Beyond the Ice Limit from the publisher free of charge. This does not influence my opinion of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!!! Though I enjoyed TIL, BTIL was byfar more enthralling. From the minute I picked it up I was hooked. Thanks again Gents! Next, countdown to The Obsidian Chamber.....
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
You might say this story is a bit like Alien mixed with a sinister form of The Abyss. The suspense is high, the unknown incredible, and the mission extremely dangerous. Put these elements together and you have one unbelievable adrenaline-fueled thriller enhanced by the narration of David W. Collins. His mannerisms and cadence is spot on. He gives unique voices to each character. Collins boosts the suspense with his vocalization. This is an enjoyable mix of science fiction and adventure with tidbits of science mingled in. It gives you pause to wonder, ‘what if.’ Through the authors’ vivid descriptions, you feel like you’re on the ocean as the characters ride the waves to race again time. The story moves at a fast pace, but holds you spellbound all the way. The suspense is high as twists and turns keep you fearing the worst. The characters are well-developed and realistic. They are a mix that you find likable and love to hate. BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT is a stand-alone story even though it’s a long awaited follow up to a story. New readers/listeners won’t be left in the dark as the authors’ provide enough background details to make the story flow smoothly. This is a pulse-pounding thriller you don’t want to end. Preston and Child may have delayed 15 years in writing this sequel to THE ICE LIMIT, but it was well worth the wait. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Scruffie52 More than 1 year ago
After the Ice Limit, I wanted more. After many years and letters, they finally wrote this. I read it in one day. I literally could not put it down. The characters all came back to life and adding new to this wonderful, suspenseful and creative book. I won't give anything away...but this is great to the very last page. Thank you to Preston and Child for this wonderful gift of a wonderful ending!!
Loves_to_readLF More than 1 year ago
Not impressed. I read lots of books. I felt like I was thrown into the middle of a conversation for the first 70 or so pages. I skimmed over a lot of this book because, well, it was boring. I don't particularly like this partnership and think maybe they need to hire someone to tie everything together. The whole premise and resolution was not well written. I like the individual authors but won't read another book created by both of them.
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
At the conclusion of The Ice Limit, the suspected meteorite sank to the ocean floor. Now Eli Glinn has talked Gideon Crew into joining their latest expedition to find out if it is an alien life form. As Gideon and Alex Lispenard are suspended in the submergence vehicles, they view the object which resembles a large tree with roots branching out across the ocean floor and a mouth at the top of the tree. When Alex gets too close, her sub is sucked into the thing and the crushed sub is then spewed back out. Eli tells Gideon he was brought on as a nuclear expert and all the makings of a bomb are on the ship. It is up to Gideon to build a bomb to destroy the alien before it destroys our planet. I was disappointed in the followup. The book had a good story line but too much scientific technical jargon had me skimming over a lot of it. This distracted from the story.
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Happy to get this book and read almost full book for free! I love mysteries and this book, I think, is the next bestseller!