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Troubled journalist Michael Wilde takes on a commission to write a feature about a remote research station deep in the frozen beauty of Antarctica. On a diving expedition in the polar sea he discovers two bodies encased in ice. The pair, a man and a woman chained together, their dress from the nineteenth century, are brought to the surface ¿ along with a trunk containing a strange, but sinister, cargo.
As the ice around them begins to thaw, the mystery of these time-bound lovers begins to unravel. Michael is gradually drawn into a horrific story that starts in the London barracks in the 1850s and leads to the bloody battlefields of the Crimea and the tragic Charge of the Light Brigade. Now, in the Antarctic wastes, the Cavalry officer and his lover are reawakened into a world where the midnight sun lasts for months, where there¿s nowhere to hide and no place left for the living to run¿
In this chilling supernatural thriller, spanning five continents and several centuries, Robert Masello weaves together an extraordinary tale of eternal life and undying love. Gripping and intensely moving, Blood and Ice will take its readers on an enthralling and unforgettable journey.




A stunning thriller... Blood and Ice will chill you to the bone. Lisa Gardner, bestselling author of Say Goodbye This fascinating adventure on The Ice really captures the feeling you sometimes get down there, that anything can happen. The science, romance and danger of Antarctica are all well conveyed, and merge into the thrill that is the true Antarctic experience. Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Antarctica Masello is a true master at blending cutting edge science, historical intrigue, and riveting thrills. Blood and Ice is... a riotous mix of history, cryogenics, vampirism, and a chilling adventure set in the Antarctic. James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Oracle [An] exceptional supernatural thriller...The thrills and, most decidedly, the chills mount to a believable, sad and hopeful ending. Fans of John Campbell's 'Who Goes There?'--the basis for the movie The Thing--will find much to like. Publishers Weekly



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