On the 5th of each month Stephanie Jane over at http://stephjb.blogspot.com/ hosts World Reads! The idea is to read one or more books set in a certain country, then share what you read, with the aim of encouraging and promoting global literature. I've decided to join in each month as an excuse to look at difference locations within my favourite genres and share new books with you.
I will share what I read in the previous month so these are books I read in December and I'm sharing them with you today! Reviews on both still to come!
Death waits at the world's end.
Deep inside the Arctic circle, the US Coast Guard icebreaker Terra Nova batters its way through the frozen sea. One day, a gaunt figure skis out of the fog. The crew bring him aboard and give him medical treatment for prolonged exposure, malnutrition - and a gunshot wound.
The man has escaped from ice-bound research station two hundred miles south of the pole. And the tale he tells is one of secrets, insanity and death.
In an Arctic icefield, a special team of scientists has planted bombs that will detonate automatically at midnight to break away some of the ice. Before they withdraw to the safety of their base camp, a shattering tidal wave breaks loose the ice on which they are working. Now they are marooned on an iceberg during the worst winter storm of the decade. The bombs in the ice beneath them are buried irretrievably deep...and ticking.
Abruptly thrown into a desperate struggle for survival, the scientists are plagued by the discovery that one of them is a ruthless killer on a strange mission of his own...