Paleontologist Dr. Secora James is still reeling from injuries sustained in the previous summer’s mountain top battle, and the adoption of Monta, an Andean orphan. Her best friend, Gideon Yellow Thunder has something important to discuss, but before she can listen Secora receives a desperate call from a fellow paleontologist, Billy Riggins, who is under attack at a mammoth site in Western Washington. Secora travels from Montana, with Monta to find out if Billy is dead.
Will her growing knowledge of his taboo discovery and the accumulation of indisputable proof also threaten her life and that of her tiny daughter? Where is the skeleton? Meanwhile, Gideon, shaken by the realization Secora will always be rushing away from him, leaves town to help a client solve a mystery in remote Western Montana. There he meets Kamal, the owner’s son, and caretaker Jake Landsing. The three men are attacked by a dead-eyed assassin who wounds Kamal, then seals them inside a cold wet mine.
Jimmy Lizardeye, a Lakota Wichasha Wakan, as well as Gideon’s close friend and mentor, asks Secora to meet him near West Glacier. Jimmy is worried; he is unable to reach Gideon by phone or in spirit. If he and Secora can track the victims down, will any of them rebound from the cave-in and hypothermia? Read and find how it ends...
I was delighted to read an early ARC given by the author...
Gideon and Secora are back with more action, trials, and another thrilling ride around the world. On the serious side of this amazing cross-genre fiction written like only this Author, Diane Olsen, can, woven throughout book one and now book two of Rising Wind "Ice and Bone" is the very essence of HOPE with a touch of Indiana Jones but better!
Even as the suspense and action build, you actually 'feel' like your traveling along with the characters across the world! Even the remote places, while chills are running up your spine as this explosive story unfolds, there still is that beautiful light Christian-themed feelings of hope.
I and all readers will take away when reading this beautiful series is, even if a person is a spiritual believer or not, no matter where you were born or what part of the world you live in, Diane uniquely shares HOPE throughout this fictional mystery adventure series that spans multi-cultural boundaries and proves God's love and mercy are accessible to all humankind.
Exceptionally written and woven in, God's spiritually accomplishes "Hope" as feelings through all our hearts and souls collectively to bring us together.
I highly suggest everyone read this book and series. It is one of a kind.
"An anthropological anomaly, a romance, a murder, a lost civilization, and the attendant corruption that often follows when long-trusted scientific understandings are questioned with hard evidence. Ice and Bone is a skillfully rendered, suspenseful story of science, belief, and friendship that doesn't end in a cold case."~Journalist, Laura Kostad"Jurassic Park: Ice Age edition, but more plausible and well researched."
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Ice and Bone by Diane Olsen is part two in the Rising Wind series. You could read this book as a stand-alone without reading the first one as the author does a decent job of bringing her readers up to speed, but my recommendation is to read part 1, The Thunder Beings, first if possible. The story is somewhat complex with lots of characters and it could get confusing if your first introduction to the series is Ice and Bone.
The best way I can think of to describe the Rising Wind series is as something akin to the Indiana Jones movies with a stronger emphasis on the science behind the archaeology, a female lead, and a bunch of spirituality thrown into the mix. In Ice and Bone, the discovery of ancient human remains, in a place where science and history say they shouldn’t be, sets off a chain of events that pull our heroes, Secora and Gideon, into all kinds of new dangers. Will they and their budding romance survive? And what will become of Secora’s newly adopted baby, Monta? Secora is forced to bring her child along as she and her friends trek through the jungles of South America, trying to stay one step ahead of those who will stop at nothing to prevent the new archaeological discovery from being made public.
Rising Wind: Ice and Bone is a gripping thrill ride full of action and colorful characters. Author Diane Olsen does a great job of balancing the fast-moving plot with interesting interactions between her characters. The science behind the discoveries in the book is also handled very well and expertly woven into the story to make it all feel very believable. Fans of archaeology fiction based on real science are sure to enjoy Ice and Bone as well as its predecessor, The Thunder Beings. Step aside, Indiana Jones; a new hero, Secora James, has arrived to dig up controversial discoveries and protect them from the evil forces who want to steal them and use them for evil. I highly recommend Rising Wind: Ice and Bone."
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