"The blurb says it all -- Kevin Tinto writes in the tradition of a few of the world's most popular thriller masters: Matthew Reilly, Preston & Child, and James Rollins.
In ICE, an archaeological discovery in an abandoned Native American cliff ruin leads the heroes to ... deepest Antarctica. Fresh ideas and a lightning escapist read."
Ed Stackler, Thriller Editor
"This book is intense and gripping!
The suspense and unexpected surprises kept me reeling. The characters of Leah and Jack are so strong and so well defined.
The relationship between them is raw and deep."
Pages of Sunshine
"A gripping novel that combines archeological, historical, scientific, and romantic elements to create a thrilling, strong story. Authentic characters, all-too human relationships, adventures and mysteries transport readers into past, present, and future events--a wonderful discovery for this reader, who cannot wait for more!"
The Columbia Review
"We are writing with some fabulous news! Your book has been named the Winner in the ACTION/ADVENTURE category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations!"
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
"California author Kevin Tinto writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, Reno Gazette Journal, Bike Transamerica, Scuba Diver Magazine, and is Editor-In-Chief of [...]. The other half of his qualification as a writer of outdoor adventure is attributed to his passion for mountaineering, skiing, scuba and free diver, Private Pilot and adventurer. He knows his territory and writes it well.
Kevin opens his novel with a telling Prologue that visits the source of the all-important crystals that serve as the guide through this mystery thriller. The place - New Mexico where we encounter a young warrior girl - 'K'aalógii wondered whether her father might be watching her from the ancestral lands, the Navajo place of origin to which all dead returned. If so, she knew he'd be both proud of and terrified for his daughter, for she had chosen to face "them" with a courageous heart and sharp spear.'And from this reenactment of origin of the crystals flows the exciting story Kevin spins and that is well described in this synopsis.
It is rare that an author can intertwine archeological history with politics but Kevin has done a magnificent job of resolving these polar extremes. His writing is penetrating and propulsive and in Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson he has create an irresistible pair of sleuths whose future adventures promise the rise of a cinema worth team.
Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on April 15, 2016
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"A gripping novel that combines archeological, historical, scientific, and romantic elements to create a thrilling, strong story. Authentic characters, all-too human relationships, adventures and mysteries transport readers into past, present, and future events—a wonderful discovery for this reader, who cannot wait for more!" The Columbia Review.
Archaeologist Leah Andrews stumbles upon something inexplicable in southwestern New Mexico: inside a dark cavern lies an undiscovered, Native American cliff dwelling abandoned for 800 years. While twisting through one of the narrow underground passageways, Leah’s flashlight illuminates the remains of a violent massacre.
Ancient human remains—all slaughtered in a long-ago massacre—cover the cavern floor, along with a number of brilliantly colored, granite crystals. The rare crystals are native to only one place on earth: a frozen mountain range in central Antarctica.
Could Native Americans have traveled to the frozen continent of Antarctica 800 years prior to the first known human exploration? If so how? And why?
There’s only one person who can get Leah to those mountains in Antarctica: her estranged husband and climbing guide Jack Hobson.
At their destination they make a stunning discovery that will change history and science forever. But Leah’s team is far from the only interested party. As her secret makes its way to the highest levels of government, a race to seize the Russian-claimed Antarctic territory brings the world to the brink of nuclear conflict.