Wealthy entrepreneur Nigel Cain has devised an efficient new way to bring the earth’s most precious resource – clean water – to the masses by transporting massive man-made icebergs from the frigid arctic and delivering them literally to the doorsteps of millions.
Gabriel Pike works in a small engineering firm that has been handed the chance of a lifetime – they have been chosen to give the final safety approval to pilot the gigantic block of ice into New York harbor.
A consummate showman, Cain has built a fabulous 5-Star hotel and casino high atop the iceberg so his celebrity guests and media elite can cover this news-breaking event from beginning to the end. Pike is whisked away and dumped in the lap of luxury where he is expected by all too simply rubber-stamp his inspection.
A brutal winter storms ravages the iceberg and only through Pike’s quick thinking are they able to survive. But the storm reveals more than Pike’s ability to think on his feet, he makes some disturbing discoveries and has serious doubts about the safety or the real intentions of the project.
A grisly double homicide on the ice puts the inspections on the back burner and Pike’s life is suddenly spiraling out of control as he is accused of being the jealous murderer in a lover’s triangle.
But Pike soon discovers that there is far more than just his life on the line. He uncovers a conspiracy more heinous than anything he could have imagined – a plot that will level a city, change the political face of America and whose shockwaves will be felt around the world. Now, if only he can only survive long enough to stop it.
“A madman’s insatiable quest for power could level a major American city and kill thousands, ushering in a New World Order. Arctic Fire is a thrill-ride that will leave you breathless.” ~Jeremy Robinson, bestselling author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD
“Audacious and ambitious, Arctic Fire burns with action, and chills with the possibilities of what the future may hold. A thriller not to be missed!” ~Sean Ellis, author of INTO the BLACK
“A new twist on a classic battlefield ploy finds an iceberg controlled by a megalomaniac on a collision course with NYC. A provocative blend of fact and fiction that explores issues surrounding a critical natural resource, fresh water, Arctic Fire is bound to leave readers thirsty for more.”
~Rick Chesler, author of kiDNApped and WIRED KINGDOM
Drawing on today’s headlines, Arctic Fire is a fiction-based thriller that is just one step away from becoming reality. The world is running out of its most important resource and is facing famine and death because of it, fresh water, not oil, will be the next major resource nations will go to war over…
A nice teaser line to hopefully get the reader’s interest and buy the book, but is any of it true or is it just good writing from a vivid imagination? A great book should always leave the reader wondering just where facts end and fiction begins.
I’ll take a little guessing but not the mystery away from the story and give you a few hints into what is true and what’s not.
Below are some of the highlights from Arctic Fire where you may have your doubts as to, is it live (real) or is it Memorex? Some of you will get the advertising joke, the rest of you who don’t will just have to look it up on the internet much in the same I did while researching the book.
The facts I came across are both fun and fascinating, and to the best of my knowledge-true. Hopefully you’ll pick up the book and enjoy it and be piqued with curiosity and do a little digging on your own.