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The Ice Cap and The Rift by Marshall Chamberlain

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A COMBOQUAKE RAKES THE MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE. A FIFTEEN MILE RIFT RIPS ACROSS AN ICELANDIC ICE CAP. A DISSECTED CAVE HOLDS MYSTERIOUS ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY. John Henry Morgan, ex-Marine, Director of the United Nation's Institute for the Study of Unusual Phenomena, returns from the devastating attack on ISUP's Mountain project in Belize only to be cast into the aftermath of the Comboquake and the dangers of the rift. Morgan and key ISUP staff mount an expedition to the rift and discover a cavern occupied one hundred and eighty thousand years ago, containing a perfectly preserved high-tech habitat and a traveling machine operated by unknown scientific principles. The benign scientific expedition to study the cave and its contents encounters deceit and violence as nations and terrorist groups ferret out the existence and significance of the discoveries, and mount sophisticated operations to acquire technological treasures for their own purposes. ISUP finds itself at the convergence of clandestine assault from several fronts. Violence escalates. Lives become expendable - a scenario that has plagued the human race through the chronicles of time. Frantic action: Prague, London, New York, Washington, D.C., Libya, France, Spain, China, Iceland. Across oceans and air lanes, factions grapple for power. Survival for the ISUP scientists and preservation of new technologies for the benefit of humanity lie in choices of whom to trust.

Goodreads Summary

This is your typical cataclysmic world ending scenario presented in a fresh and exciting light with a good story and set of characters. Throw in an ancient society that is far more technologically advanced and you get a plot that is thick with science and exploration. Science fiction lovers will be right at home in this thriller.

I have always been a fan of stories like this so this was a book that I could not put down. When the action is going on, it is intense and filled with scientific information that will woo the minds of those that like to contemplate phenomena of this nature. I also loved the idea that the aliens/ancient society has been here all along and that their technology is still better than ours. What would the human race do if this superior technology got into the wrong hands? Who would be the wrong hands to give the technology to? This and many other questions are answered in this awesome apocalyptic thriller.

4 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Nice you enjoyed it