THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD IS AT STAKE! Terrorists have buried nuclear weapons deep in the massive Antarctic Ross Ice Shelf and threaten to detonate them -- causing worldwide tidal waves and a catastrophic rise in the oceans -- if the free world doesn't pay a huge ransom. Climatologist Henry Scott Gibbs, out on the ice shelf studying the aurora, interrupted the terrorists in their lethal task. They shot him and left him for dead, but somehow he survived. Now, as the only witness, he holds the key to saving the world from the disaster. In the company of a navy SEAL task force and FBI staffer Sarah French he joins the desperate search for the maniac who threatens global destruction. The hunt takes him from the snows of Antarctica to the final bloody climax in a remote Andean hacienda. Breathlessly exciting, this epic adventure leads Gibbs on a personal quest too -- a quest to discover friendship, true love, and the untapped depths of his own courage.