by Karen Dionne
Review by Mel Jacob
Jove Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780515145366
Date: 30 September 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Karen Dionne's debut novel Freezing Point takes the reader on a thrilling trek from Los Angeles to Antarctica. Scientist Zo Zelinski battles a pregnancy, diabetes, and the harsh Antarctic environment. Afraid to tell her husband or her other colleagues for fear they will ship her home, she struggles to overcome bouts of morning sickness and complete her research. Then the ice shelf on which she works breaks off. The event disturbs hordes of rats. They have adapted to the cruel environment by hunting in packs. They will attack and devour anything that moves regardless of size. From official release/information:
From back of book: One man's dream of providing clean drinking water for millions, tapped form the polar ice, sparks scientific, business, and environmental conflicts. But no one can foresee the true danger hidden deep within the ice--an enemy more deadly than any could imagine, and an apocalyptic horror mankind may not survive.