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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Jove (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515148806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515148800
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,630,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Fans of the late Michael Crichton will enjoy Dionne's exciting second ecothriller (after Freezing Point). Philippe Dumas, a Nobel Prize–winning French scientist deeply concerned about the future of life on Earth, agrees to attend an environmental summit in Santiago, Chile. Summit organizer Rebecca Sweet, leader of the advocacy group Preserve Our Planet, hopes that Dumas's presence will get her conference the publicity she needs. Celebrity volcanologist Max Heat, who's been tipped off by Dumas that Chaitén, a Patagonian volcano dormant for 9,000 years, may soon erupt, hopes footage of the volcano will form the basis for a successful TV special. After Chaitén blows, researcher Sheila Kennedy seeks evidence to link the catastrophic event with some illegal sulfur dumping. Crisp writing keeps the pace fast, and the tight interweaving of story lines bodes well for this author's future efforts. (Jan.)
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"Fans of the late Michael Crichton will enjoy Dionne's exciting second ecothriller . . . Crisp writing keeps the pace fast, and the tight interweaving of story lines bodes well for this author's future efforts." --Publishers Weekly

"Dionne's follow-up to Freezing Point delivers more science thrills. The narrative flows well, the characters are sharp and the setting is explosive. Readers will anxiously await the next one."  --RT Book Reviews

"Dionne hits her stride with this heart-thumping, timely thriller that rings with surreal authenticity. All of the right elements meld together. A non-stop delight of a read." --New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry

"Dionne has written a second successful eco-thriller in BOILING POINT, which highlights the very real struggle to find some agreement and solution for the challenge of global warming."  --Fresh Fiction

More About the Author

Karen Dionne is the internationally published author of Boiling Point, an environmental thriller about an erupting volcano, a missing researcher, and a radical scheme to end global warming. Karen's first science thriller, Freezing Point, was nominated by RT Book Reviews as Best First Mystery of 2008. Freezing Point has been published in Germany and the Czech Republic. Both books are available in audio from Audible.com.

Karen is cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, and organizes the Backspace Writers Conferences held in New York City every year. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and the International Thriller Writers, where she serves on the board of directors as Vice President, Technology.

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Once you start this book, you cannot put it down.
Patricia A Perry
I liked a lot of Mr. Crichton's early stuff so, I bought the book, read it and said, yeah, I can see that.
EJ Knapp
Very well written, compelling characters which are highly conflicted, and whose conflicts drive the plot.
Michael F. Stewart

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Donald J. Bingle on May 14, 2011
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Unlike some of the other reviewers, I was not a fan of Karen Dionne's first novel, Freezing Point. In fact, I wouldn't have picked up Boiling Point given that experience, except for the fact that I have read a bit on volcanic activity and had a long plane ride in my immediate future. I suppose the good news is that the plot/science in Boiling Point is not nearly as silly and over-the-top as in Freezing Point and that certain aspects of the writing are improved this go around.

On the other hand, I don't really understand or agree with the increasing trend in allegedly thrilling books, movies, and TV shows of opening with a taut action scene and then immediately backtracking to a time before it occurs and ramping back up to that critical moment, especially in this case. Yes, I understand that thrillers need to have a hook, but when you know by the end of page 2 that the volcano is going to explode and the bad guy is identified quite early on, any pretense of suspense falls quickly away. Since the eruption takes up the rest of the book and the only (minor) mystery is the lack of clarity about the precise relationship between the illegal dumping and the bad guy's scheme, there's no suspense to propell one to turn the page. Add to that the abundance of unlikeable characters, the overly convenient familial and romantic interests between all of them, and the fact that the bad guy's scheme is ultimately not really causally related to the natural events which do occur, you end up with an action/rescue yarn that falls far from the science-gone-wrong yarns of Crichton or the clue-tracking of Dan Brown. (State of Fear (four stars), which was not Crichton's best, is more thought-provoking on global warming and provides a greater variety of action sequences.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne Anderson on September 13, 2011
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There are abundant reasons to recommend this book. I hadn't previously read the first in the series, Freezing Point, but I didn't feel left behind. Though it was made apparent that some of these characters had a history before this story opened, an understanding of what came before wasn't necessary. Neither did I feel stranded in a bunch of technical gobbledygook; it all made sense to a non-scientist like myself.

The situation the characters face is clearly portrayed and thought provoking. Vivid descriptions make it evident that the author extended her research beyond the Internet and into the real world. The characters seemed real and their motives were believable; and even if their relationships with one another did tend to stretch credulity, that didn't hinder my enjoyment of the tale. Oh, and one more thing: despite its fast pace, the unsavory morals of some of the characters, and the stakes they played for, I was delighted to find a refreshing lack of profanity - but nowhere did the dialog sound unnatural or hokey.

Dionne's Boiling Point is a satisfying read on every level.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By marilynrhea on February 19, 2014
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This is a great read, and you learn a lot about volcanic activiity without really realizing it. I loved this book. I had not read Freezing Point, prior to being given this book to read and review, but believe me it is now at the top of my "to read" list. I loved the action and suspense in this novel. It isn't often that we get a glimpse into the differing scientific views on any subject. The author definitely knows what she is writing about, and this book shows it. I recommend this to anyone that likes suspense with a brain.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cyndi F on February 21, 2014
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I enjoyed this story. It was a great break from a stressful couple of days and helped me relax a little As well as provided outstanding descriptions of a volcano's eruption. Well worth the read
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Rigod on January 20, 2011
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This novel was very interesting and easy to follow, which when talking about a scientific genre thriller, is sometimes very hard to accomplish. As a 'lay' person, I understood the technical aspects of the volcanic situation, thus enjoyed the book.

There were several mysteries going on. Tankers carrying what, to where, and for why? Not what you would normally expect.

There were characters that were well drawn but I did feel that I should have read Ms. Dionne's first book to be truly introduced to them.

This was a good, fast read due to the frequent switch of situations and events. You could tell a great deal of research had gone into the novel.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen A. Newell on December 21, 2013
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I love any story about volcanos. And this story was quite exciting and accurate. It kept me on the edge of my seat.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael F. Stewart on January 17, 2011
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There really are differences between books written by women and those written by men. Dionne's BOILING POINT exhibits why I need to read more from women. Maybe it's just me, or this book, but in what is a relatively short thriller (304 pages) with multiple viewpoints, she still somehow manages to create three dimensional characters. It's done artfully too. Very well written, compelling characters which are highly conflicted, and whose conflicts drive the plot. And I guess that's the hook, right? How does a story about an exploding volcano manage to be character driven?

And because it is character driven, it doesn't sacrifice pacing in favour of character development. It still remains a fast paced compelling story - some of the descriptions of being buried alive were hard for me to read - with a brilliant if crushing ending.

Best of all, however, are the murky ethics involved. Although not heavy handed in its delivery, this novel is a discussion on the relative merits of geoengineering the planet. It raises a lot of questions and certainly has made me want to seek out answers.

Definite must read.
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