Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Finally, the sequel we've all been waiting for -- BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT! Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have already proven repeatedly that they know how to come up with a smart, believable thriller -- just take a look at their long-running Pendergast series and their large library of standalones (even more counting their solo novels!). This one is no exception. While there were a few things that were a little predictable upfront, the resulting chaos caused in the story certainly made that little bit of predictability less noticeable. For example, there's a moment when a lab sample seems to be missing some of the matter, it's pretty obvious what actually happened. And yeah, it turns out that is the case. But then what that leads to is crazy fun story -- I'm just glad I'm not on that ship in the middle of nowhere in that kind of pandemonium!!!
Overall, this was another solid entry into the Gideon Crew storyline, and a decent follow up to Preston & Child's hit The Ice Limit. I love that they even kept the name they gave the sequel in their Pendergast book Still Life with Crows. That being said, there is some predictability, some cheese, and the ending tied things up a little too quickly and without enough explanation for my tastes, so I give it four stars.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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