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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Polar Vortex

Tom Harper

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Science fiction

Hell does freeze over.

A free ebook short story to celebrate the release of ZODIAC STATION on 19 June 2014, perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Dan Simmons and Alistair MacLean.

Utgard: a tiny island at the frozen edge of the world. Home to scientists, oil men, and the occasional polar bear. For Andy MacDonald it's the most awe-inspiring place on earth: isolated, beautiful and pristine. Mac has always respected the Arctic. He's always understood how dangerousit is.

Until the day that a beautiful woman emerges from a whiteout, claiming to be nothing more than a lost environmental activist. Before long Mac is caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. And he's about to find out exactly how deadly the Arctic can be.

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Praise for Polar Vortex

  • There is food here for mind, sense, and heart. It is exceedingly high-class entertainment. - NJ Cooper on THE ORPHEUS DESCENT

  • 'Tom Harper has been writing elaborate thrillers that marry ironclad narrative skills with some of the most elegantly understated writing in the field; he's the thinking person's Dan Brown. Actually, Harper deserves the latter's success -- and more, as Harper is comfortably the better writer.' - Barry Forshaw, author of The Rough Guide to Crime Writing.

  • Prose that sparkles, jokes that amuse and characters that resemble human beings. - Telegraph on THE ORPHEUS DESCENT

  • Harper effortlessly draws the reader into an unfamiliar time, bringing alive the characters and their motivations - Publishers Weekly on THE ORPHEUS DESCENT

  • A wonderful, engaging read... - on THE ORPHEUS DESCENT

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Tom Harper

Tom Harper was born in West Germany in 1977 and grew up in Germany, Belgium and America. He studied history at Lincoln College, Oxford, worked for a while in the glamorous world of pensions services, and now writes full time. He lives in York with his wife and two sons. His novels have been sold into twenty languages, from Brazil to China. In 2001 Tom Harper's debut, The Blighted Cliffs, was the runner up for the CWA Debut Dagger Award. He can be found online at

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