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.