Lincoln Child tends to write about improbable but entertaining "strange" occurrences. I'm never sure whether to post my reviews on Azure Dwarf which is my Sci/Fi/Fantasy site or here. This book is set deep in the arctic circle and alludes to global warming. The glaciers and snow pack are dwindling at unprecedented speed. A team of scientists are exploring that impact on the ecology and are sponsored by a "science" cable channel. What the team uncovers changes the parameters of the study and escalates into mayhem.
There are no truly central characters in the book. There are some characters that get more page time than others but none are truly memorable. The story follows an Alien type of format. As too much detail tends to lead to spoiling the story, it is sufficient to state that blood, guts, mayhem, fear, secret research and government cover ups are all included in the plot.
I recommend the book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.