A Suspense Novel
|"Wow! Brilliant ... the best thriller published so far in 2003 ... the book abounds in exciting, fast-paced action and realistic conflicts ... more interesting content than 99% of all thrillers." --Don Mitchell, Amazon's #2 reviewer|
|"Author Jonnes knows his stuff. A thoroughly enjoyable read." --Booksnbytes
|"I didn't want to put the book down. Christopher Bonn Jonnes is a writer to watch." --Craig's Book Club|
|"An entertaining, fast-paced story with very likeable characters and a wry humour that rarely misses its mark." --BookLoons.com|
|"A very pleasant surprise. A quick, satisfying read. A fascinating premise and a satisfying conclusion. Highly recommended Book-of-the-month Selection." --ReadersRoom.com|
|"Vivid and accurate. Two stories for the price of one." --Brian Lutterman, MN Book Award Finalist|
|"Jonnes has hit a homerun with his latest thriller. Big Ice's plot is so frightening real, you may be afraid to tune in to tomorrow's news." --WordMuseum.com|
|"A real page turner. An exciting tale that doesn't let up. A great read." --TwistedTales.com|
|"Five-star electrifying suspense. Unanticipated twists and high-energy excitement. Totally suspenseful. A splendid work. A Very Highly Recommended Read." --Alan Cambeira, author of AZUCAR!"|
|"A smart, hard-hitting thriller. Taut chapters, three-dimensional characters, impressive and unique story line. Easy to get into, hard to put down, impossible to forget." --Phillip Tomasso III, author of five novels|
|"Well written, exciting, and recommended." --Murder and Mayhem Bookclub|
|"Fast moving and interesting. One will enjoy this novel." --Book Review Cafe|
|"You'll be cheering for the main character. Get it! Enjoy it!" --M.D. Cummings, author|
|"A big treat. On a noteworthy shelf alongside such authors as Michael Crichton who make science into fascinating fiction." --Pine Bluff Commercial|
|"A gripping and thrilling read, Big Ice documents author Christopher Bonn Jonnes as a gifted and original novelist of considerable talent and storytelling expertise." --Midwest Book Review|
In a polar region there is a continual deposition of ice . . . Earth's rotation . . . produces centrifugal momentum . . . this will displace the polar regions toward the equator.
There will be upheavals in the Arctic and Antarctic . . . There will be shifting then of the poles . . . What is the coastline now of many a land will be the bed of the ocean . . .
A hunk of ice a mile-and-a-half-thick and as big as Mexico could slide off the Antarctic continent and end the world as we know it . . . How do you relocate four billion people? How do you feed them with every port in the world destroyed? Famine, chaos, and war would follow. We're talking about the Apocalypse here.
Reclusive polar ice researcher, Seth Peterson, has located a doomsday fault, which could allow the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to slide off the continent and flood coastal cities, ending the world as we know it. Millions of people worldwide would perish in the resulting chaos and famine.
This knowledge--and his heroics at a fateful traffic accident--puts Seth reluctantly under the scrutiny of media, law enforcement, and a band of environmental extremists desperate to make an obscure, overdue prophecy come true. Their cataclysmic objective seems terrifyingly believable to Seth--as does their plan to exterminate him, the only living witness to their scheme.
In fear for his life, Seth escapes to the icy shores of a Minnesota lake, where he must confront these extremists in order to prevent a potential disaster.