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The Ice Limit de Douglas Preston
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The Ice Limit (2000 original; edició 2001)

de Douglas Preston (Autor)

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The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.… (més)
Membre:JudgeMontrose
Títol:The Ice Limit
Autors:Douglas Preston (Autor)
Informació:Grand Central Publishing (2001), 512 pages
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A great thriller. ( )
  lynngood2 | Apr 8, 2021 |
I don’t want to say too much about The Ice Limit plot-wise because it would spoil a really great novel.

I will say that Ice Limit and Beyond the Ice Limit are parts one and two of the story and you really have to read them in that order. I know that Beyond the Ice Limit is billed as a stand alone, but the first part is so different and sets up the second so well that you will feel you have to drop everything and read part 2.

Conversely, Beyond the Ice Limit has so many spoilers for part one that if you read it first you probably shouldn’t bother with reading The Ice Limit—at the very least you won’t enjoy it nearly as much because the suspense and the shock ending will be gone.

This pair of novels, taken collectively, is a great thriller by two writers at the top of their game.
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  ChrisMcCaffrey | Apr 6, 2021 |
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  5083mitzi | Mar 18, 2021 |
My precioussssss... on ice. (3.5 stars) ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
My precioussssss... on ice. (3.5 stars) ( )
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From this popular team comes another solid thriller.

Billionaire Palmer Lloyd's hobby is buying up rare artifacts; the current object of his desire is the world's largest meteorite, buried on an island off the coast of Chile. Eli Glinn is the head of the high-tech engineering firm Palmer hires to figure out a way to bring the meteorite home to the U.S. Sam McFarlane is the down-and-out meteorite hunter, the expert whose own theory about the origins of the meteorite, if proven to be true, could spell disaster for everyone involved.

It is no accident that this fits the description of a big-budget feature film. After all, Preston and Child have a history of writing novels that read like movies in prose form, with exciting stories, plenty of interesting characters (here we also have a boat captain who's a recovering alcoholic), and visually arresting set pieces.

Most of the novel's action takes place either on Rolvaag, a huge tanker rebuilt to carry the enormous meteorite, or on Isla Desolacion, where Palmer's group tries to uncover, and move, the meteorite without losing too many lives in the process; both locations are perfect for the big screen. The characterizations here are rather deeper than those found in most of the team's previous thrillers--the players are more like people and less like stick figures--but, as always, the action is what keeps readers turning the pages.

The authors' fans will appreciate their new novel, as will fans of such writers as Michael Crichton and Clive Cussler.
 

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The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.

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