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Deception Island

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  16 reviews
While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave. Before Rachel can respond, bandits sto ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published March 2015 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc (Fantasy Rose) (first published June 15th 2011)
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Judy Boss Rachel, the protagonist, did not abandon the other people at the dig. First, she was shot with a sedative dart and was unable to move and think clearl…moreRachel, the protagonist, did not abandon the other people at the dig. First, she was shot with a sedative dart and was unable to move and think clearly, followed by her being taken in a helicopter. Afterwards, she immediately checked on the others through a phone call. It's also hard to know what to do in an urgent emergency situation. I applauded you for your in-depth read of the book and think you bring up a very good point nonetheless.(less)

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Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fast paced thriller from archeology to a body found in an ice cave in Antarctica. This book has everything which raises the interest as the pages turn.
The author Judith Boss has written a strong main character, Rachel who though caught between the new guy Trevor and fiance Robert, yet manages to get to the bottom of the mystery.
From excavation to bio terrorism, from mystery to romance, from archeology to race against time, this book has all the twists and turns that make it a great thriller.
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Won on Goodreads giveaway and sent and autographed by the author(thank you Judith A. Boss). This book was totally NOT what I was expecting-especially with the cover. I was drawn into the story and held as a dumbfounded prisoner along with the main character until the end. The more I got to know the main character the more I liked her and wanted to find out what would happen to her on her journey to the antartic. I enjoyed the suspenseful twists and turns, the mystery, the threat of biotechnic wa ...more
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Rachel St. Claire, an evolutionary anthropologist, discovers a pendant while on a dig in Afghanistan. The pendant is unique and has a strange pull that Rachel feels whenever she takes out to look at it. About the same time, Grace McAllister asks Rachel to come to Antarctica, to examine a strange dead body that has been discovered that has weird properties and designs. As Rachel leaves the dig in Afghanistan, a band of would-be robbers attacks the dig area, and Rachel is carried off to safety by ...more
Angel Hatfield
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rachel got a call from Dr. Grace McAllister- as a scientist Grace wasn’t afraid to push the limit. She told Rachel some Canadian glaciologist just discovered a body preserved in a cave in Antarctica. They needed people to help them identify the origins. Rachel was near the ancient Hindu Kosh Mts in Northern Afghanistan. Dr. McAllister said the body had several anomalies. Rachel was an evolutionary anthropologist who might shed some light on the source of the anomalies of the body. Grace was a no ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ebook/Romantic Adventure: I got this book from NetGalley in lieu of an honest review. This book is like a romantic suspense novel. First, you have to throw all continuity and logic out the window so you can enjoy it. This book tries to be like a Jeff Long book mixed with Christine Feehan paranormal edge, and no sex.

I read several fictional Antarctic books and this one doesn't get into just how cold the base is, how stir crazy the scientists are, or how dreary life can be there. While 9/11 is ju
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May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with mysterious symbols at an archeological dig, she soon gets an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, who insists Rachel come to Antarctica. Why? To examine an unusual body with unworldly properties found in an isolated ice cave.

Deception Island is quite the dynamic read. An alluring mix of action, intrigue, and romance, author Judith Boss’ page-turning offering is sure to leave an impression on even the mo
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I mean, check out that rating from like-minded readers! It was the kind of fiction I usually love to read when I just want to be distracted. I also love to read fiction set in the polar regions but this book never surprised me and nothing much happened. Then it was just over.

I bought this book used & I donated it back the same day. I really am not hard to please when it comes to fiction. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend either. I feel kind of bad to leave a
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
As others, I was drawn into this book. The characters are great, and the science top notch! I mean, what is not to like? A pendant working as a homing device, as well as a self-protection, secret Nazi base, complete with ultimate villains, and hidden supermen....
Toni L.
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from Goodreads a while ago, and why did I
wait so long to read it. I don,t know . It was an awesome
book. Mystery, thriller, etc. Would recommend it. In fact,
I will be loaning the book to my friend. Will there be a
2nd one? Sure hope so.
William Martin
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was caught up in the story from the start, feeling that I was about to board the snow cat and start the adventure. I found the characters (Rachel and Trevor) to be engaging. I especially enjoyed Rachel's journey through many challenging events as her character developed.

A good read that was able to hold my attention. I very much enjoyed it.
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me begin by stating that this novel is most assuredly NOT what I expected. With that said, I was highly pleased with this novel. It’s a high tech, high tension nail biter of a thriller. I’ve always been fascinated by Antarctica, and this book only served to make m interest grow. Rachel St. Clair is a highly motivated, dynamic character that I adored, while Trevor is a mystery to be solved. There are more twists and turns than I expected, and I literally could not put it down. This is a fanta ...more
Harriett Trombatore
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 12-20-15
I won this book on Goodreads. It was definitely NOT what I expected. As I got into it, I found it was extremely hard to put down. The romance between Rachel and Trevor was almost like a "first love". Rachel's former love interest, Richard, entered the picture only briefly, after which it was revealed he was not the person Rachel thought he was. Then Nazi forces appeared to be at work in the relatively small places where the story takes place, leading Rachel and Trevor to literally "run for their ...more
Jodi Martin
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Middle-school students, high-school students, travelers, people looking for excitement
I chose this book for a book report and was not disappointed. Once I picked up the book, I couldn't set it down! The characters were interesting and had many layers beyond their first impressions. The settings were extremely realistic. The settings choice of Antarctica really added to the book overall. I would definitely recommend this to anybody who wants to read an amazing book. I loved it, and from the expressions of the other high-school freshmans, I could tell that they loved it too. In fac ...more
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Won a copy of this - Thanks to First Reads and Goodreads.
I enjoyed this story - part mystery, part scientific-futuristic. It took me a bit to get into it. At first I didn't really like Rachel. But as the story went on, I was more intrigued about how this was all going to play out.
Rachel has a pendant that is all that ties her to her family. While on a dig, she is attacked by bandits who are trying to steal the pendant. Her fiance is across the world and a friend's son is hanging with her and pla
Barbara Schoenfeld
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought I was going to read a romance, but it was so much more…thriller, fantasy, and a little Nazi history undertones. And I love how the author incorporated her deep knowledge of Antartica. What an imagination.
Kelly Kittel
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This isn't a genre I usually read but I was given a copy of the book and it was a fun vacation read! I'd recommend this to anyone heading on an Antarctic cruise as the author does a nice job of including the sights and critters of that region. Hat's off to my fellow RI author! ...more
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