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Dr. Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson Thrillers, Book 1

Kevin Tinto

99¢ on Kindle

We are writing with some fabulous news! ICE has been named the Winner in the ACTION/ADVENTURE category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations!" Next Generation Indie Book Awards 


Archaeologist Leah Andrews stumbles upon something inexplicable in southwestern New Mexico: inside a dark cavern lies an undiscovered, Native American cliff dwelling abandoned for 800 years. While twisting through one of the narrow underground passageways, Leah’s flashlight illuminates the remains of a violent massacre.  

Ancient human remains—all slaughtered in a long-ago massacre—cover the cavern floor, along with a number of brilliantly colored, granite crystals. The rare crystals are native to only one place on earth: a frozen mountain range in central Antarctica. 

Could Native Americans have traveled to the frozen continent of Antarctica 800 years prior to the first known human exploration? If so how? And why? 

There’s only one person who can get Leah to those mountains in Antarctica: her estranged husband and climbing guide Jack Hobson.  

At their destination they make a stunning discovery that will change history and science forever. But Leah’s team is far from the only interested party. 

As her secret makes its way to the highest levels of government, a race to seize the Russian-claimed Antarctic territory brings the world to the brink of nuclear conflict.

“'ICE' is the first book that I have come across and read by Kevin Tinto, but I am sure that it will not be the last. First of all, the plot of the story is unique and original, and it is structured very well essentially from start to finish. The characters are dynamic, believable, and their interactions with each other feel realistic. The most important part about thriller books is obviously that absolutely essential suspenseful feeling that creeps from each page into the next. Some authors construct great stories but the key thriller elements are missing and, as a result, the book suffers. This is not the case with ICE, as the crucial, necessary thriller vibe is evident throughout the book and the end result is ultimately a captivating, interesting, and well-written read.”

Kevin Tinto

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Kevin Tinto is based in Tiburon and Lake Tahoe, California. He has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Reno Gazette Journal, Bike Transamerica, Scuba Diver Magazine and more.  

He is an avid mountaineer, skier, scuba and free diver, Private Pilot and adventurer. 
Kevin is a Level II Certified Ski Instructor and you can often find him teaching at Northstar, California, when not testing the Palisades at Squaw Valley.  

Editor-In-Chief of with more than 50,000 subscribers.  
He is currently working on the final edit to the second in the Jack Hobson, Leah Andrews Adventure/Thrillers titled: ICE GENESIS! Due out fall 2016. 

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