The South Pole’s Amundsen Scott Research Station is like an
outpost on Mars. Winter temperatures average 100 degrees below zero, week-long
hurricane-force storms rage, and for eight months at a time the station is
shrouded in darkness. Under the stress, bodies suffer and minds twist. Panic,
paranoia, and hostility prevail.
When a South Pole scientist dies mysteriously, CDC
microbiologist Hallie Leland arrives to complete crucial research. Before she
can begin, three more women inexplicably die. As failing communications and
plunging temperatures cut the station off from the outside world, terror rises
and tensions soar. Amidst it all, Hallie must crack the mystery of her predecessor’s
In Washington, DC government agency director Don Barnard
and enigmatic operative Wil Bowman detect troubling signs of shadowy behavior
at the South Pole and realize Hallie is at the heart of it. Unless Barnard and
Bowman can track down the mastermind, a horrifying act of global terror
launched from the station will change the planet forever, and Hallie herself
will be the unwitting instrument of destruction.
As the Antarctic winter sweeps in, severing contact with the
outside world, Hallie must trust no one, fear everyone, and fight to keep the
frigid prison from becoming her frozen grave.
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