Deception Island

Deception Island

by Judith A. Boss

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While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave.

Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site. Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace to bring Rachel to Antarctica. Sparks fly, but Rachel already has a fiancé. Rachel must decide who she can trust when a group of bioterrorists engaged in secret genetic experiments in an abandoned World War II Nazi base under the Antarctic ice sheet come after the pendant--and her.

For it seems everyone knows a secret Rachel does not, one which will change her life forever.

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BN ID: 2940151226301
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 03/25/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 388
File size: 367 KB

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Deception Island 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ApexRev More than 1 year ago
After evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with mysterious symbols at an archeological dig, she soon gets an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, who insists Rachel come to Antarctica. Why? To examine an unusual body with unworldly properties found in an isolated ice cave. Deception Island is quite the dynamic read. An alluring mix of action, intrigue, and romance, author Judith Boss’ page-turning offering is sure to leave an impression on even the most casual of readers. With superb character development, vivid descriptions, and realistic plot lines, Deception Island will change what most people think they know about Antarctica. Highly recommended.
SuzyWatts More than 1 year ago
This tale of intrigue begins in Afghanistan at an archaeological dig, but the action quickly transfers to the Antarctic, where an unusual body has been discovered in an ice cave. Rachel, our heroine, who is an anthropologist, is requested by a colleague to travel to the icy wastes to help investigate the mysterious cadaver. They are based near Deception Island, where there is a long abandoned whaling station, and strange happenings keep everyone on their toes. There are stories told of a Nazi wartime facility below the ice, but these have never been proved. Rachel’s fiancé Richard suddenly appears at their base, when he should be in Rhode Island. Rachel has become close friends with her colleague’s nephew, Trevor, and Richard’s arrival leaves her confused. Why was he there? Why is he acting so strangely towards her? Why does she doubt her feelings towards him? While excavating the site in Afghanistan, Rachel had discovered a pendant with symbols which appeared to move. The markings on the pendant are almost identical to some found near the body they are investigating, and the mystery deepens. After the occasional shooting and stabbing, the goodies and baddies battle it out for the secret that only Rachel is the answer to, though she is unaware of the reason why. This fast paced thriller was a most enjoyable read, I was hardly able to put the book down once I had begun to read it. Excellent writing and researching by the author with many twists and turns to the plot, which held the suspense until the very end.
CarlBeaulieu More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable reading. Fast moving. Impressive. The fact that I have visited Deception Island made it even more interesting.