Review of Kevin Tinto’s Latest Novel, Ice Genesis

The focus of my blog is to review book series and not individual novels. But writers are going to continue writing novels within a series even after I have done my review, so I plan on reviewing the individual novels as they come into circulation.  Kevin Tinto has recently added book #2, Ice Genesis to the Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson series.

The US of A and Russia are on the brink of nuclear war; the president is on the verge of a nervous breakdown; and our heroes, archaeologist Leah Andrews, professional mountain climber Jack Hobson, and billionaire Al Paulson are fighting for their lives. All of this because of– ALIENS. No, not illegal aliens, but more like the intergalactic type. Well, not really actual aliens, but the possibility of aliens.

For those of you that have not read the first book in the series, Ice, stop right now and go read it, as Ice Genesis probably won’t make sense unless you do. If you are going to be stubborn and read Ice Genesis without reading Ice, then here is what has happened so far… In Ice, archaeologist Leah Andrews has found an unusual stone at an archaeology site in New Mexico. The stone is known only to exist at a specific location in Antarctica. Being the obsessive scholar that she is, she must go to Antarctica to determine what the connection between this stone and the ancient Native Americans that harbored this site. Getting to Antarctica wouldn’t be easy, so she enlists the help of her ex-husband, professional mountain climber Jack Hobson to help her out. Knowing that this expedition would be expensive and the political logistics complicated, Hobson cashes in on a debt owed to him by billionaire Al Paulson. What this group would find in Antarctica would be a game changer. They find what appears to be a highly advanced facility most likely constructed by some advanced alien race. Within the facilities they find a group of Native Americans from different tribes alive and held in status.

In Ice Genesis, the Native Americans have been taken back to the archaeology site in New Mexico and Andrews begins studying them to find out what happened to them when they were abducted. What she finds out will change her forever. Finding evidence of an alien race on planet earth seems to cause an uproar within the White House and its occupants feel that this little piece of evidence should be kept a secret, which means Andrews, Hobson, and Paulson are in their crosshairs.

Plenty of action, adventure, and good ‘ole weapons of mass destruction, Ice Genesis proves to be a thrilling read. I complained in my previous review of Ice that I didn’t care much for the characters Leah Andrews and Al Paulson, well, I have developed a change of heart. Leah Andrews has turned out to be one kick-ass heroine and Paulson has proven to me that he doesn’t always need something in return to do a good deed.

The third book in the series, Ice Revelation, is expected to be released sometime this fall.

To learn more about the series check out the Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson series.

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