Polar Vortex

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An ebook short story set in the coldest place on earth, perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Dan Simmons and Alistair MacLean.

Utgard: a tiny island at the frozen edge of the world. Home to scientists, oil men, and the occasional polar bear. For Andy MacDonald it's the most awe-inspiring place on earth: isolated, beautiful and pristine. Mac has always respected the Arctic. He's always understood how dangerous it is.

Until the day that a beautiful woman emerges from a whiteout, claiming to be nothing more than a lost environmental activist. Before long Mac is caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. And he's about to find out exactly how deadly the Arctic can be.

'Polar Vortex' takes place six months before ZODIAC STATION, the novel Chris Ewan calls 'thrilling and immersive'.

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About the author

Tom Harper was born in West Germany in 1977 and grew up in Germany, Belgium and America. He studied history at Lincoln College, Oxford, worked for a while in the glamorous world of pensions services, and now writes full time. He lives in York with his wife and two sons. His novels have been sold into twenty languages, from Brazil to China. In 2001 Tom Harper's debut, The Blighted Cliffs, was the runner up for the CWA Debut Dagger Award. He can be found online at www.tom-harper.co.uk.
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Hodder & Stoughton
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Published on
May 8, 2014
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9781473603134
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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Honor takes a huge chance and flees her compound one wintry night. A genetically altered woman, she has no memories from before her kin staged a rebellion seven years before. Because of her enhanced physiology, she finds a home working for the CIA alongside four other women just like her. There are still plenty of rules, but they’re different, and she’s figuring out how to blend in.

Milton Reins burns through women and marriages. After the third one implodes, he swears off hunting for a replacement. Running the CIA is a more than fulltime job. There’s no time for anything else in his life, which is fine until Honor comes along. Training in the gym throws their bodies together, and makes him remember the feel of a woman in his arms. Milton aches for her, but she’s a freak, the CIA term for test tube humans designed by scientists.

Honor wants Milton with every bone in her body, but it’s a terrible idea, especially after she delves into his head and sees his ambivalence toward her kind. Need drives them together, but their differences create roadblocks every step of the way. Fueled by anger and fear, she shuts him out. So what if the sex was great, she’s done.

Or is she?

PRAISE FOR THE GENTECH REBELLION SERIES:

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“Add in enough action to leave you gasping for air, a splash of humor, a shot of mystery, stir in some psychic abilities and finish it off with a dash of romance and you are left with a read that will make you lose all track of time.” Goodreads review

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“This is a new author for me, I've have never read Ann Gimpel Books before. I have to say I was impressed. This Author is very talented in the way she writes.” Goodreads review

 

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Book Description:

After years as a black ops CIA agent, nothing surprises Roy Kincaid, yet his current assignment is close to a bust. How could his target—renegade genetic freaks—drop off the radar as if they never existed? Burnt out and discouraged, he hunches over a meal in a backwater diner when a half-frozen woman with the look of an abused runaway staggers through the door. On his feet in an instant, Roy kicks himself. His first instinct is to help her, make certain she stays long enough for the bluish cast to leave her lips. His second is to finish his meal and leave. The world is full of broken women. It’s not his job to fix them, but he can’t take his eyes off her. 

Glory’s telepathic ability blares a harsh warning. Roy hunts those like her, but damn if he didn’t buy her dinner. Maybe she can fool him, just for tonight. Add a dry motel room to the meal. If she plays it very cool, he’ll never find out she’s on the run from the same group he’s targeted for death.

Enhanced genetics only go so far. A roadblock and her face on a Most Wanted flyer shatter her fragile truce with Roy. If her Handlers find her, they’ll kill her. If Roy finds out what she is, she’ll be worse than dead. 

Series Backstory:

Sometime between the interminable wars in the Middle East and 9/11, the United States moved forward breeding a race of super humans. Clandestine labs formed, armed with eager scientists who’d always yearned to manipulate human DNA. At first the clones looked promising, growing to fighting size in as little as a dozen years, but V1 had design flaws.

Seven years ago, a rogue group turned on their creators, blew up the lab, and hit all the other breeding farms, freeing whomever they could find. In the intervening time, they’ve retreated to hidden compounds and created a society run by men. Women are kept on a tight leash because the men fear if they discover their innate power, they’d launch their own rebellion. 

 PRAISE FOR THE GENTECH REBELLION SERIES:

“HOLY MOTHERSHIP! This is a SPECTACULAR sci-fi/paranormal romance of a book! It is just so...so...SO WOW!!!! I have read a fair number of Ann's books and have enjoyed EVERY. SINGLE. ONE!” Goodreads review

“Add in enough action to leave you gasping for air, a splash of humor, a shot of mystery, stir in some psychic abilities and finish it off with a dash of romance and you are left with a read that will make you lose all track of time.” Goodreads review

“From page one, I was drawn into Winning Glory by Ann Gimpel. The streets of downtown Seattle came to life right before my eyes, even though I've never visited the city. Detail to description is the mark of a premiere UF author, and Ms. Gimpel doesn't disappoint with book one in her new series.” Goodreads review

“This is a new author for me, I've have never read Ann Gimpel Books before. I have to say I was impressed. This Author is very talented in the way she writes.” Goodreads review

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this science fiction romance series:

a kingdom of exiles

a shade of vampire

academy of magic dragon's gift

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awakening dragon

born in fire

burning tower

call of the dragon

choose love

covert fae

crime of magic dragon's gift

crimes against magic

dark stranger the dream

darkness bound

dragons of the darkblood secret society

druid enforcer

ghostwater

goddesss choice

golden age

greyriver shifters

hotbloods

hour of darkness

house of darken

iron and magic

jinn's dominion

junkyard druid

Kate Daniels’ Magic Series

master of magic dragon's gift

natural mage

natural witch

obsidian son

raised in fire

rogues of magic

shadow keeper

shadow kissed

space knight 4

twisted fate

unchained

undercover magic dragon's gift

war god's mantle

wheel of time

wild hunger

 


Keywords related to this science fiction romance series:

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