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Dry Ice Hardcover – August 16, 2011

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Praise for Dry Ice:

It’s a great plot, scarier than a terrifying tornado, stronger than a horrible hurricane, but don’t worry, Bill Evans will bring you home safe and sound.”
--Regis Philbin

“Engrossing . . . features cutting-edge science and a globe-threatening attack that reads like tomorrow's terrifying headlines. Weather wonks will be in heaven.”
--Publishers Weekly

Dry Ice is packed with weather disasters—and no one knows bad weather better than Bill Evans.  His expert’s touch makes Dry Ice compelling reading.”
--George Stephanopoulos, Anchor, Good Morning America and ABC News Chief Political Correspondent

Dry Ice excites and entertains from first page to last.  Not just a great thriller, it’s sometimes funny and always deeply human.”
--Bill Cosby

“If you thought you knew Bill Evans from his affable, New York TV weathercasts, think again.  In Dry Ice, he proves to be a meteorological Merlin who conjures up a gripping plot twister.  Hang on to your raincoats, people.  We ain't in Kansas anymore!”
--Tom Bergeron, Host, Dancing with the Stars

“Evans skillfully wields his knowledge of meteorology to develop weather as a compelling and fearsome character in the action of the story. Bad weather has never been this good!”
--Sam Champion, ABC-TV Weather Editor 

Praise for Category 7:

"A superb thriller.  Suspenseful and shocking."--Clive Cussler, New York Times bestselling author

"A fast-paced action-adventure that promises a rousing finale and delivers it."--Booklist

About the Author

Bill Evans is the multiple Emmy Award-winning senior meteorologist for WABC, Channel 7 in New York City. He can be heard on WPLJ Radio and has appeared on Good Morning, America and many other television programs. Evans and his family live in Connecticut.

Marianna Jameson has extensive experience writing for the aerospace, defense, and software industries. She is also the author of Big Trouble and My Hero. She lives in Texas.

Together, Evans and Jameson have written the New York Times bestseller Category 7, as well as Frozen Fire.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765324725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765324726
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,165,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David Girod VINE VOICE on June 9, 2011
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I'll give "Dry Ice" a single star for the basic premise, but unless this was supposed to be a Parody of "Big Action" stories, then it fails miserably as a thriller.

The basic storyline is that there is a Weather "monitoring" station located in Antarctica, which in reality is a weather manipulation machine. The scientists at the TESLA station can manipulate weather to help Flint Agroculture increase profits by providing perfect weather for Flint properties, and by causing foul weather for competitors. Unfortunately a control-freak psychopath is running the installation and decides to create a weather related armageddon when he thinks he is going to be removed from the station.

Like I said, not a bad basis for a "popcorn" thriller. But things begin to get laughable as soon as we meet the "characters", see if you can detect a pattern here:

Greg Simpson - TESLA's chief scientist and resident lunatic (Bad Guy)
Tess Beauchamp - TESLA's incoming replacement chief scientist, beautiful, sexy & smart (Good Guy)
Gianni Barone - The greedy and self serving liason between TESLA and Flint Agriculture (Bad Guy)
Helena Hernandez - The forthright and peace seeking first Hispanic Female US President. (Good Guy)
Frederick Bonner - War Mongering Defense Secretary using TESLA for personal gain. (Bad Guy)
Maribeth Wonson - Presidential Secretary "perpetual serenity..utter unflappability" - (Good Guy)
Croyden Flint - Wealthy owner of Flint Agriculture, the money-man behind TESLA - (Bad Guy)
Carmel McTeague - While young, she is Flint's senior pilot (Good Guy)
Nik Forde - Cocky, immature and somewhat vindictive scientist who often thinks with his crotch (Tweener Guy)

I could list several more, but I'm sure you get the point.
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This is a book that is hard to put down once you get into the story. It makes for an enjoyable read.

At times the author gets a little "wordy" and seems to go into great detail (some might find it a bit too much detail) - especially at the beginning of the book.

It seems to be well researched - like Tess saying she grew up at "Wiz Mir" (White Sands Missile Range)- yes that is really what they call it - I know, I worked there in the 1970's, or the brief description of ELF communications with our "Boomers" while they are submerged. Little pieces of knowledge like that add a touch of reality to a book that some might call science fiction. (It is closer to reality than many of us would like to think.)

I can certainly recommend this book for a good summer beach book, or as one to curl up with in front of a roaring fire in the dead of winter.
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Though it started slowly, Dry Ice quickly became the kind of novel you can't put down. I didn't want to sleep, didn't want to eat, didn't want to work. I wanted to know what would happen next. There is just the right amount of science mixed with the intrigue to make it appealing to sciencephiles while offering sciencephobes a degree of reality, which is what makes this story so engrossing. I kept wondering, "Can this happen? Or does it already?" By far my favorite Bill Evans book, and one I would highly recommend.
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I gave this book five stars because it was well written and the characters are interesting. The plot evolved in a suspenseful fashion, with a lot of twists and turns. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read.
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Bill Evans and Marianna Jameson have written a high octane thriller with Dry Ice. While parts of this story were fairly scientific in verbage, I was still captivated by the premise and the amount of anticipation that kept me glued to each page to see how it would finally be resolved. There were moments when I was sure that this might be written upon the basis of true events...which honestly scared the bejesus out of me....but I comfort myself that this is fiction...right??? Very well written and highly entertaining. I recommend it to those who are intrigued by modern day disasters and political suspense. Kudos to the authors!
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What happens when a master weather manipulator finds out he is being replaced? World chaos. Greg Simpson helped create TESLA, a weather manipulation station in Antarctica funded by Flint, an agrochemical company. Flint hopes to manipulate the weather to benefit their fields and hurt their competitors. When Flint executives suspect Simpson has gone rogue, they decide to replace him with an old colleague, Tess Beauchamp. Will Greg go quietly? Not likely, TESLA is his baby, and he will not allow anyone to come in and take over. He plants a logic bomb in the computer software that will set off a series of catastrophic events around the world. Can Tess and her team stop it before he destroys the Earth? A suspenseful thriller you won't be able to put down!
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This was very entertaining and only took me a day to read. I really enjoyed the premise of the book the writing and story line were compeling and slightly over the top. This is a book I have passed to several others and only had one person that could not get through it.

The ability to influence the weather and natural occurances is the stuff of oldtime Sci-fi but more in the current relm of possibility. Scary stuff.
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