The Ice Limit is a 2000 techno-thriller novel published by Grand Central Publishing. It marks the first appearance of Eli Glinn, who would go on to appear in both the Agent Pendergast and Gideon Crew series.

A sequel, Beyond the Ice Limit, was officially announced on February 17, 2016, as part of the Gideon Crew series, when a preview of the cover was posted to the authors' Facebook page.[1]

Plot SummaryEdit

"In the desolate regions of Chile, a remarkable discovery has been made. It is a massive meteorite whose existence will change science and mankind forever. An expedition sets out to recover it, but what should be a simple undertaking becomes dangerous, and the bizarre artifact may not be what it seems. When a raging storm drives the tanker beyond the dangerous Antarctic latitude known as the Ice Limit, superstition, egos, and the unknown clash in a stunning finale that will risk the lives of everyone on board."

-Publisher's synopsis (hardcover)


  • Eli Glinn joins the Agent Pendergast series as a supporting character in the Diogenes Trilogy before featuring prominently in the Gideon Crew series.
  • In Dance of Death, Nora Kelly reveals she worked briefly at the Lloyd Museum following the events of Thunderhead.
  • Two metafictional sequels have appeared within the series: Beyond the Ice Limit in Still Life with Crows and Ice Limit III: Return to Cape Horn in Dance of Death.


  1. Beyond the Ice Limit Cover Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Facebook, retrieved 02-18-2016

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