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Meltdown

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
An Eskimo village is wiped out overnight, while a ghost ship is filled with acrew of dead men and a mysterious chasm opens in the Arctic Circle that couldmean the end of the life as we know it. From the author of "Sea Change" comesanother terrifying biological thriller.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 28th 2000 by Delacorte Press (first published 2000)
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Victoria
This sequel to Sea Change was not as exciting as the first book... and the hints of a third book seem to have not gone to fruition. Still, this had its moments of genuine excitement, though all in all, the book was bogged down with too much technical and military detail. It made it just a bit too slow-moving for my taste... But the continued character development was strong, even if the plot was not as fascinating as Sea Change.
Kristin Lundgren
Aug 27, 2011 Kristin Lundgren rated it really liked it
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a different kind of thriller - a little slower paved, with tons of science mixed in, it' about a mysterious source of underground radiation in the arctic that is killing the native population, the animals and also some of the crew of a research vessel. Most of the book details their work to find out what it is, track it, and try and contain it, and eventually bury it. Good for the more scientifically inclined.
Cathy (cathepsut)
A lot of gadgets and techno babble. The good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, the hero is courageous and good-looking, so is his ex-wife, the heroine. How much do you want to bet that they get together again at the end of the book? Entertaining brain candy, probably works well on the beach.

I read a German translation that had the odd editorial mistake. And the front cover has a leaking oil drum. At no point in the book an oil drum makes an appearance, leaking or otherwise. D-oh!
Leah
Aug 14, 2012 Leah rated it it was amazing
This book is a fantastic combination of suspense, adventure, and non-fiction as it is told through researchers in the Arctic. The characters, dialogue and plot wove together various elements to keep it realistic, interesting. About halfway through, the characters are faced dramatic race against time and they must be decisive and innovative to survive. Great read!
Shirley Bragg
Oct 03, 2013 Shirley Bragg rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it and like some other reviews that I have read, the science jargon didn't bother me in the least. I guess I thrive on learning something new from what I read. Loved it!!
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What can I say? I love terrifying biological thrillers.
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