A RUTHLESS ECO-TERRORIST.
A WOMAN DETERMINED TO STOP HIM.
Chilling Effect, R.J. Pineiro's newest thriller, explores a world in the not too distant future where terrorism is taken to a new level, one with world-ending consequences.
"Fiction of the first order!"--Clive Cussler
"Fascinating, stupendous, and terrifying."--Douglas Preston
You never know what you're capable of . . . until the monster inside of you pushes you beyond your moral line in the sand.
These are the opening thoughts of former climatologist William Kiersted as he prepares to attack our delicate ecosystem. He is hell-bent on avenging his father's death and will go to extremes of terrorism never before seen, all to strike a blow to those whose hubris led to his father's demise. He will take full advantage of the greed and narcissism ever-present in the world, as well as the fragility of our planet to ecological terrorism, and use it to plot a scenario so grim, yet so compellingly real it could have been ripped from today's news headlines.
Rachel Daly, star of the CIA's Global Climate Counterterrorism Unit, has tracked Kiersted for months, from the Greenland ice sheet to the streets of Paris and the Siberian plains. She joins forces with SEAL Team Six and Russian Spetsnaz, in an attempt to spoil Kiersted's plan.
Enter Doctors Natasha Shakhiva and Konrad Malone, experts in the study of the Earth's permafrost, which gives clues to the planet's past but also to our future. They are among the very few scientists in the world who understand the global implications of Kiersted's plan to cripple humanity, if not outright destroy it.
Across three continents, the battle rages in this fast-paced, heart-rending thrill ride whose chilling effect will leave you fearful for the future we're leaving our children.
"The opening chapter is mind-bending enough, but it only gets better, with cutting-edge science, vivid characters, and a plot that accelerates to a mind-warping-climax. Highly recommended."
--Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of the Pendergast series of novels
"Pineiro's vision of what it might be evokes visceral fear."
--Mark Berent, New York Times bestselling author of Storm Flight.
"Pineiro scrunches you into the ejection seat and sends you rocketing aloft."
--Deang Ing, New York Times bestselling author of Loose Cannon.
"Pineiro knows how to move a story right along smartly from one crisis to the next with the tension always building . . . gets right under the reader's skin so that in the end the payoff is like Fourth of July fireworks."
--David Hagberg, USA Today bestselling author of Joshua's Hammer.