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Icebound: A chilling thriller of a race against time

Dean Koontz

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Set in the Arctic icefields, ICEBOUND is a compelling thriller that delivers icy chills.

A widespread drought is causing murderous famine. There is one possible solution: Arctic ice could be moved south to parched coastlines and melted for water.

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...

Icebound is a revised version of the author's novel Prison of Ice, published under the pseudonym David Axton.

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Praise for Icebound: A chilling thriller of a race against time

  • Viscerally exciting... An extended, tense tour de force... An expertly crafted, ornate suspenser... Koontz fans will love it - Publishers Weekly

  • Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth - The Seattle Times

  • Lyrical writing and compelling characters... Koontz stands alone - Associated Press

  • In every industry there exist 'artists' that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz... is among these artisans - Suspense Magazine

  • [Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match - Los Angeles Times

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Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is an international household name whose novels have sold many millions of copies worldwide and have appeared on national and international bestseller lists, selling millions of copies each year. He lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.