National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters delivers a moving, classic love story with a coming out theme and a modern twist. The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.
About the Author
Preston and Child are co-authors of the Agent Pendergast series as well as the Gideon Crew series. Their novels Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen in an NPR poll as two of the hundred greatest thrillers ever written. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie. Lincoln Child has published six novels of his own, including the bestseller The Forgotten Room.
"Compelling...Riddled with subplots, treachery, and betrayal...Packs a series of surprise wallops."—Toronto Star
"Their most expertly executed entertainment yet...a big-boned thriller, one that will make a terrific summer movie as well as a memorable hot-day read."—Publishers Weekly
"Opens with a bang....with increasing momentum, budding romances, raging storms, and sinister mysteries clash, collide, and hurtle toward an explosive climax....Mystery and suspense are what we are looking for, and Preston and Child deliver."—Portsmouth Herald (NH)
"An ultra action-packed adventure that will thrill with its non-stop action. Preston and Child put the pedal to the metal....A real kicker."—Midwest Book Review
"Chock-full of cliff-hanging surprises and unexpected twists....If nonstop thrills and a genuinely satisfying adventure are what you're after, then look no further."—Providence Sunday Journal
"Things grow heated in Preston and Child's thriller...stamped with their trademark fearsome imagination."—Poisoned Pen
"Breathtakingly tense throughout...for lovers of The Perfect Storm."—Kliatt
"A great read...a techno-thriller of a high order, with believable technology and an excellent sense of character development."—Rapport