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By Robert Masello

During this haunting and suspenseful mystery, Robert Masello offers an event that spans continents and centuries—a spellbinding tale that levels from Victorian England to a distant antarctic study station, the place an old glacier yields a surprising prize it has held captive for almost 2 hundred years….[b]

Journalist Michael Wilde—his international lately shattered via tragedy—hopes monthlong task to the South Pole will provide him a brand new hire on existence. the following, within the so much inhospitable position in the world, he's easily seeking to locate solace . . . till, on a regimen dive in to the polar sea, he suddenly unearths whatever else solely: a tender guy and lady, sure with chains and sealed endlessly in a block of ice. Beside them a chest jam-packed with a wierd, and sinister, cargo.

Now, in a bleak yet breathtaking international of shimmering icebergs, deep blue crevasses, and endless solar, Wilde needs to resolve the secret of this doomed couple. have been they the blameless sufferers of worry and superstition—or have been they anything a ways darker? His seek will lead from the barracks and battlefields of the Crimean warfare to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, from the ill-fated cost of the sunshine Brigade to an age-old curse that survives to this day.

As the ice round the murdered fanatics starts to soften, Wilde must grapple with a miracle—or a nightmare—in the making. For what's lifeless, it seems, will not be long past. And right here, on the very finish of the identified international, there’s nowhere to conceal and no position left for the residing to run.

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ISBN: 0345441788
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Lev Davidovich would never know if the twelve days during which they remained stranded in that spot in the middle of nowhere ­were due to the delays in the diplomatic consultations or if it was only because of the most devastating snowstorm he’d ever seen, capable of lowering the thermometers to forty degrees below zero. Covered with all of the coats, hats, and blankets at their disposal, they received Seriozha and Anya, who traveled without the children, who ­were still too little to be exposed to those temperatures.

But soon Caridad would feel that those places had an excess of that which she ­wasn’t seeking (men willing to inebriate her to throw her in bed) and something, still undefined, was lacking, something capable of motivating her and reconciling her with her own soul. Then that fine woman, surrounded by luxury and comfort from birth, educated by nuns, an expert rider of Arabian h ­ orses, married to that own­er of factories who was, by his very nature, removed from the feelings of men who worked for their wealth, removed her jewels and attractive clothing and descended in search of the shadiest corners of the city.

He felt that, at that exact moment, his exile was beginning—­true, complete, without any support. Aside from his family and a very few friends who had reiterated their solidarity, he was a man who was overwhelmingly alone. His only useful allies for a battle like the one he had to initiate (how? ) ­were still confined in work camps or had already given in, but all of them remained within the borders of the Soviet ­Union, and his relationship with them was snuffed out by distance, repression, and fear.

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