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.
"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.