As I found out at the end in "author's notes", this book is a sequel to "The Ice Limit" which I never read. However, they added Gideon Crew to the plot to make it more interesting, and explained what happened in the previous book.
I am not a fan of SyFi and this book turned out to be just that. However, it kept my interest even though at times it was nauseating, creepy and disgusting, I had to skip over the horrible visuals!
Despite all my trepidations, I enjoyed this book.
I loved this book and the author
5 years ago, the crew of theÂ RolvaagÂ went t the bottom of the world to retrieve the largest known meteorite. It ended in disaster: nearly all hands were lost and the meteorite rests on the ocean floor.
Present day: Palmer Lloyd hires Eli Glinn and EES to return to where theÂ RolvaagÂ was lost. Along withÂ nuclear weapons expert Gideon Crew, the mission is to locate and destroy the meteorite, which actually turned out to be some form of parasitic organism. It has begun to spread across the ocean floor and if left unchecked, could devastate the planet. Exterminating the creatureÂ turns out to be a much bigger challenge than they first thought, because itÂ has begun to infect the crew. Â Gideon and Eli must find a way to launch the nuclear bomb they brought with them and destroy the creature. The only question is, will it be in time to save humanity?
Beyond the Ice LimitÂ by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is a thrilling sequel to the popularÂ The Ice Limit. Preston and Child have definitely hit another home run. This novel takes twists and turns which will have all readers on the edge of their seats. It reads like a modern day horror film and doesn't slow down between the first page and the final paragraph. This novel well deserves 5/5 stars.