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The Perfect Corpse

3.18  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
When the frozen corpse of Ferris Clark is found in the Greenland ice, forensic archaeologist Jack Raven is hired to investigate. He is suspicious from the outset. The corpse is not only naked, but in an absolutely pristine state.
As Jack unravels the mystery of Ferris Clark’s final hours, he uncovers a dark and terrible past. He also finds himself caught in a race against t
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Published September 2nd 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published July 14th 2014)
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Ivonne Rovira
Jan 31, 2015 Ivonne Rovira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ivonne by: NetGalley
Dr. Jake Raven is a forensic archeologist (shouldn’t that be anthropologist?), but he’s clearly supposed to be some sort of English Indiana Jones. He’s summoned by ZAKRON, a company that normally deals in cryogenics, to investigate why a corpse frozen in 1944 should be perfectly preserved, with no deterioration at all. The victim, an American named Ferris Clark, was found upside-down and completely naked in Greenland ice. Was the man murdered? A suicide? Raven also takes up finding out the ...more
Koeur
Aug 01, 2014 Koeur rated it it was ok
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Publisher: Prospero
Publishing Date: September 2014
ISBN: 9780992897222
Genre: SciFi
Rating: 2.0/5

Publisher Description: When the frozen corpse of Ferris Clark is found in the Greenland ice, forensic archaeologist Jack Raven is hired to investigate. He is suspicious from the outset. The corpse is not only naked, but in an absolutely pristine state. As Jack unravels the mystery of Ferris Clark’s final hours, he uncovers a dark and terrible past. He also fin
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Stephen
Jan 12, 2015 Stephen rated it liked it
was given this book free by netgalley for a honest review... the overall plot seemed interesting in this spy murder adventure thriller but just felt it was just lacking a little something to make it an excellent book it was quite slow paced and some of the characters seemed wooden
Luli
Aug 02, 2014 Luli rated it really liked it
Tengo que reconocer que la historia me ha gustado más de lo que esperaba. A pesar de que es un tema que ha sido exprimido hasta la saciedad (el del nazismo) el autor me ha sorprendido (gratamente) y me ha descubierto temas que bien no conocía, bien no había leído nunca en profundidad. Lo que más me ha gustado ha sido la historia paralela de Karin y su trabajo de investigación, el enfoque ha sido como poco original, y como mucho arriesgado, mostrándonos la parte humana de un personaje, digamos ...more
Rowena Hoseason
Sep 09, 2014 Rowena Hoseason rated it really liked it
Part techno-thriller, part spy-story, The Perfect Corpse plunders three popular themes (digging bad things out of the ice; bringing bad things back from the dead, and uber-menacing Nazi stormtroopers) and blends them together in a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying semi-historical, semi-speculative action-adventure romp.

Think Michael Crichton and Robert Harris and you’ll be in the right ballpark. Iceberg. Whatever.

In the Perfect Corpse, author Giles Milton makes the switch from his usual non-fi
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A Reader's Heaven
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

When the frozen corpse of Ferris Clark is found in the Greenland ice, forensic archaeologist Jack Raven is hired to investigate. He is suspicious from the outset. The corpse is not only naked, but in an absolutely pristine state.
As Jack unravels the mystery of Ferris Clark’s final hours, he uncovers a dark and terrible past. He also finds himself caught in a race against time. There is a murderer on the loose
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Ionia
Sep 27, 2014 Ionia rated it really liked it
I liked this book. Going from London to Nevada? I know all about that. Beside the point...okay, the book.

This book does have a bit of a Frankenstein feel to it, but is in no way a copycat. The plot is complex and carefully laid out, but at times can drag a little in places. The book is not terribly long, so there isn't much room for the plot to drag. Still, the characters are interesting, the main character has a lot of personality and makes some rather wry observations to keep the reader on th
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Hazel
I want to thank the publisher Prospero Press and www.netgalley.com for providing me with a copy of this novel in return for an honest and unbiased review.

Well, I quite enjoyed it. I am not going to give any of the plot away so my review won't be going into too much detail about specific people or parts of the story as I personally don't like that ... my review is a general outline from my perspective.

This is a unique idea (as far as books I have read before) and very inventive. The author provid
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Paul Franco
Jan 21, 2015 Paul Franco rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
A strange tale about finding a man frozen in Greenland for 70 years and the desire to reanimate him. . . to make money, of course. From there things get even more strange, involving mistaken identity, plenty of World War 2 history, and a killing spree. Much of interest, though some of the characters are relatively stereotypical. As usual, women flock to British accents. . .
Simon Gosden
Nov 12, 2014 Simon Gosden rated it really liked it
An intriguing read that concerns a perfectly preserved corpse found in the ice of Greenland. A forensic archaeologist is called to investigate and soon finds out that there is a lot more to this body then meets the eye. Lots of scientific detail and a fascinating tale
Helen
Jul 30, 2014 Helen rated it it was amazing
Brilliant! A fast paced page turner. A meteorologist in ice. Doesn't sound exciting, but you won't be able to put it down!
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I love Giles milton and this is my first read into fiction and found it riveting
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British writer and journalist Giles Milton was born in Buckinghamshire in 1966. He has contributed articles for most of the British national newspapers as well as many foreign publications, and specializes in the history of travel and exploration. In the course of his researches, he has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Japan and the Far East, and the Americas.

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