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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472202802

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A desperate struggle for survival…

Set in the Arctic icefields, Dean Koontz’s Icebound is a compelling thriller that delivers icy chills. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Richard Laymon.

‘Jammed with the tensions of imminent disaster. The whole thing unfolds with the timing of a quartz watch’ – Chicago Tribune

A widespread drought is causing murderous famine. There is one possible solution: Arctic ice could be moved south to parched coastlines and melted for water.

In an Arctic icefield, a special team of scientists have planted bombs that will detonate automatically at midnight to break away some of the ice. Before they withdraw to the safety of their base camp, a shattering tidal wave breaks loose the ice on which they are working. Now they are marooned on an iceberg during the worst winter storm of the decade. The bombs in the ice beneath them are buried irretrievably deep… and ticking. Abruptly thrown into a desperate struggle for survival, the scientists are plagued by the discovery that one of them is a ruthless killer on a strange mission of his own…

What readers are saying about Icebound:

‘The thrilling chain of events that follows, in the race to disarm all the explosives, is positively gripping

‘The plot unfurls with a frozen precision that grips you with its icy fingers, always intriguing, always willing you to guess what comes next

‘I read this book in one sitting. Just could not put it down. Can Koontz get any better?


Jammed with the tensions of imminent disaster. The whole thing unfolds with the timing of a quartz watch
Chicago Tribune
Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose.... 'Serious' writers... might do well to examine his technique
The New York Times Book Review
Viscerally exciting... An extended, tense tour de force... An expertly crafted, ornate suspenser... Koontz fans will love it
Publishers Weekly
Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth
The Seattle Times
Lyrical writing and compelling characters... Koontz stands alone
Associated Press
In every industry there exist 'artists' that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz... is among these artisans
Suspense Magazine
[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match
Los Angeles Times