by Judith A. Boss
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Pub Date 25 Mar 2015 | Archive Date 15 Jan 2023
While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave.
Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site. Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace to bring Rachel to Antarctica. Sparks fly, but Rachel already has a fiancé. Rachel must decide who she can trust when a group of bioterrorists engaged in secret genetic experiments in an abandoned World War II Nazi base under the Antarctic ice sheet come after the pendant--and her.
For it seems everyone knows a secret Rachel does not, one which will change her life forever.
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Rachel got a call from Dr. Grace McAllister- as a scientist Grace wasn’t afraid to push the limit. She told Rachel some Canadian glaciologist just discovered a body preserved in a cave in Antarctica. They needed people to help them identify the origins. Rachel was near the ancient Hindu Kosh Mts in Northern Afghanistan. Dr. McAllister said the body had several anomalies. Rachel was an evolutionary anthropologist who might shed some light on the source of the anomalies of the body. Grace was a noted forensic pathologist at the Brown University Medical School. Grace said her nephew who was a geophysicist from the Royal Ontario Museum was coming. Although Rachel had promised her boyfriend Richard she would be home at the end of the week.Then Rachel noticed a gold pendant lying had one just moved on a pile of papers. Someone must have put it there earlier this morning. There were symbols on the pendant . The delicately carved symbols reminded Rachel a little of a diagram of chromosomes- had one just moved? Rachel also felt a sense of forbidding and the symbols looked eerily familiar. Then Rachel felt an odd tingle in the hand holding the pendant. Then bandits showed up and Rachel grabbed the pendant and prepared to run and a helicopter came up to her and it was Trevor, he had come to pick her up luckily he got her away from the bandits. One of the bandits answered his phone and a woman who spoke in English asked if they had got the girl. The woman was a member of the elite New World Order guards- Generalmajor Braun. Rachel put on the pendant and sit it inside her shirt. Richard was an overworked corporate lawyer who worked for Global Technology International.
I loved this story although it did strike me as odd that Rachel had been unsure of going to Antarctica and then just goes along . But besides that I loved the plot and the twists and turns. This caught my attention from the beginning of the book and kept it until the end. I didn’t want to put this down. It did have a different kind of ending but I loved it. I loved the characters in this story and I highly recommend.
A fast paced thriller from archeology to a body found in an ice cave in Antarctica. This book has everything which raises the interest as the pages turn.
The author Judith Boss has written a strong main character, Rachel who though caught between the new guy Trevor and fiance Robert, yet manages to get to the bottom of the mystery.
From excavation to bio terrorism, from mystery to romance, from archeology to race against time, this book has all the twists and turns that make it a great thriller.
Masterfully crafted,unique and creative. I loved it, the characters were complex with a well crafted plot and an amazing storyline
The main character was a strong female lead who was thrust into one crazy situation after another. The book is very fast paced and covers a lot of ground, both literally and figuratively. Deception Island is a fun, exciting read it you are looking for a nice adventire .
As others, I was drawn into this book. The characters are great, and the science top notch! I mean, what is not to like? A pendant working as a homing device, as well as a self-protection, secret Nazi base, complete with ultimate villains, and hidden supermen....
This book has twists and turns but ends up in Antarctica. Raquel St. Claire, the main character, is pulled between two different men, while trying to uncover the mystery of who she is and where she came from. I enjoyed the descriptions of Antarcitica. The book is a quick read and enjoyable.