Review: Arctic Fire by Paul Byers

September 13, 2013 Book Review 11 ★★★★

Arctic Fire

Wealthy entrepreneur Nigel Cain has devised an efficient new way to bring the earth’s most precious resource to the masses – clean water – by transporting massive man-made icebergs from the frigid arctic and delivering them literally to the doorsteps of millions.

Gabriel Pike works at a small engineering firm that has been awarded the task of giving the final safety approval to pilot the first 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 spectacle from beginning to end. Pike is whisked away from his work-a-day world and dropped into the lap of luxury where he’s expected to simply rubber-stamp his inspection.

A brutal winter storms ravages the iceberg and exposes structural inconsistencies and hidden agendas that fill Pike with serious doubts about the true intentions of the project. But a grisly double homicide on the ice puts the inspections on the back burner and sends Pike’s life spiraling out of control when he’s accused of being the jealous murderer in a lover’s triangle.

But Pike soon discovers that there is far more at stake than just his life. 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. Fate rests in his hands – if he can survive long enough to take action…

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Edgy and totally possible, Arctic Fire moves you through a future that could very well happen tomorrow. See that huge iceberg on the cover? It’s being moved because we are in need of drinkable water and man is there a shortage. I could really envision this happening because we already have some water companies that bottle glacial water. Haven’t heard about it? Well, I’m not joking, google it!

I’d say this is an eco-social thriller, with plenty of action and engaging characters. Errr did I just make up a sub genre? – maybe! Things aren’t easy to predict and that is how I like it with my thrillers. What fun would there be if you could turn your psychic mojo on and guess what’s going to happen? In this Byers did a great job. Wouldn’t it be cool…literally, to live or travel on an iceberg? With conspiracies afoot and not knowing who to trust, our man Pike is in the thick of it.

Arctic Fire

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11 Responses to “Review: Arctic Fire by Paul Byers”

  1. Jaime Lester

    I don’t know if this is one that I would usually read, but since you made up a new sub-genre, I may just have to try it out. Sounds like publishers and such should take notice of you!

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      I don’t know if this one is up your alley. It’s way out of the range of what I would normally read. You have to really be in the mood for something like this – which I’m not usually very often. I think I would enjoy it more as a movie than a book.

  2. Christina T

    I don’t know if I would read this, it’s not my one of my favorite genres but the idea/synopsis is so intriguing. It does seem like it would make an awesome movie, which I would totally watch. I loved 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow and this looks like it would a blockbuster.

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      This one I don’t know anyone I would recommend it to other than my father. Most of my friends prefer fantasy / sci fi and this is more mystery thriller. Yes I think it would make a good movie!