Blood and Ice by Robert Masello

By Robert Masello

During this haunting and suspenseful mystery, Robert Masello offers an event that spans continents and centuries—a spellbinding tale that levels from Victorian England to a distant antarctic study station, the place an historical glacier yields a surprising prize it has held captive for almost 200 years….[b]

Journalist Michael Wilde—his global lately shattered through tragedy—hopes monthlong task to the South Pole will supply him a brand new hire on lifestyles. the following, within the so much inhospitable position in the world, he's easily seeking to locate solace . . . till, on a regimen dive in to the polar sea, he suddenly unearths anything else completely: a tender guy and girl, certain with chains and sealed without end in a block of ice. Beside them a chest choked with a wierd, and sinister, cargo.

Now, in a bleak yet breathtaking international of shimmering icebergs, deep blue crevasses, and unending solar, Wilde needs to get to the bottom of the secret of this doomed couple. have been they the blameless sufferers of worry and superstition—or have been they anything a ways darker? His seek will lead from the barracks and battlefields of the Crimean struggle to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, from the ill-fated cost of the sunshine Brigade to an age-old curse that survives to this day.

As the ice round the murdered enthusiasts starts off to soften, Wilde must grapple with a miracle—or a nightmare—in the making. For what's useless, it seems, is probably not long gone. And right here, on the very finish of the identified global, there’s nowhere to conceal and no position left for the dwelling to run.

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Soon afterward came an episode in Bastogne, showing again what kind of battle this was going to be. They carted off not merely the staff and the supplies, but all the wounded men. IV Monuments resumed work on interrogation; it was the way they could be most useful, setting free the military men for more urgent duties. Lanny’s interest was the keener because his own life was at stake. Many whom he didn’t know would know him, for he had been a conspicuous figure wherever he went in Naziland, the American whom the Führer trusted.

They talked fast, and it was evident that they knew their business down to the last detail; they had spent two years learning it and half a year acting what they had learned. With quiet competence they laid out the procedure. Another commando would be a second or two behind, prepared to help. All that presupposed darkness, of which there was an unlimited quantity outside. ” asked Lanny. ” exclaimed the lieutenant, pleased but uncertain. “Most of the officers will be in the farmhouse, eating supper and resting.

He had destroyed all his papers and could give a false name and might get by with it. But he had traveled all over Germany, ever since boyhood, and had known literally thousands of Germans, especially of the officer class and among the Nazis of the ruling group. Wasn’t it certain that they would apply all the fancy kinds of scientific torture they had devised to make him reveal the names of his accomplices? So why not die quickly and take a few highly trained enemy troops along with him? If only he had had one of those tiny cyanide capsules with which the OSS provided its agents when going into enemy territory!

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