“Ice” is the first book of the series; Dr. Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson Thrillers, by debut author Kevin Tinto. The book has garnered more than 575 reviews from readers on Amazon along with 760 plus goodread ratings. The book has also been named the winner in the Action/adventure category of the 2016 Next generation Indie book awards.
“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
“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
The story is based on the life of Leah Andrews, an archaeologist who comes across something inexplicable in inside a dark cavern in southwestern New Mexico, This Native American cliff has been abandoned for at least 800 years. Moving through narrow passages, Andrews flashlight falls upon what seems to be the remains of a violent massacre. The remains are of slaughtered humans in a massacre that took place long ago. The cavern floor is gorgeously covered with granite crystals, which are only found on a frozen mountain range in central Antarctica.
The plot of the story has fascinated many critics and readers alike who have appreciated the suspense, mystery and the thrilling aspect of the book. Several readers have mentioned that the book features such a great suspense that it keeps them on the edge of their seat and hard to put the book down. As the story proceeds, mystery increases and questions arise such as whether the native Americans have traveled to the frozen continent of Antarctica 800 years before the first human exploration, as humans know.
There is only one person who can take Leah to the mountains in Antarctica and it’s her estranged husband and climbing guide Jack Hobson. They embark on a journey making stunning discoveries which will change the history and science forever.
Kevin Tinto, as an avid mountaineer, skier, scuba and free diver, has reflected his zeal for adventure and thrill in his book Ice. He is editor in chief of www.slidingonthecheap.com with more than 50,000 subscribers and currently working for the next books in the series “Dr. Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson Thrillers”.