Adventure Writer’s New Sequel, ‘The Ice Cap and the Rift,’ Gets Rave Reviews

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Marshall Chamberlain says the 2nd book in his action-thriller trilogy accelerates momentum in his Lauded Ancestor Series.

The Ice Cap and the Rift by Marshall Chamberlain

Marshall Chamberlain’s new novel, “The Ice Cap and the Rift,” the second in his action-thriller trilogy, hits all the high notes of the genre, according to early reviews of the book, which publishes in October.

“An astonishingly descriptive tale of adventure and intrigue… If you can only read one series this year, this is the series you want to read,” writes top Goodreads reviewer Lee Ashford.

Chamberlain credits his ability to keep the characters and plot believable, thanks to a lifetime of diverse experiences.

“Maintaining plausible reality in an action-thriller trilogy, or in any fiction, is essential; it’s the quality in a book that allows the reader to suspend disbelief, without which interest plummets,” says Chamberlain, also known as The Above Average Man, who has been a businessman, a U.S. Marine officer, husband (and divorcee), father, world traveler, boat dweller, seeker of meaning, author and all-around adventurer.

“The Ice Cap and the Rift” continues where the kick starter of the action-thriller trilogy, “The Mountain Place of Knowledge,” leaves off. John Henry Morgan, geologist, former Marine and the new director of the United Nation’s Institute for the Study of Unusual Phenomena (ISUP) is cast into the aftermath of the largest single shift ever recorded in the Earth’s crust. He joins ISUP’s benign scientific expedition to study the origin and contents of a cavern exposed by a massive rift that sliced across an Icelandic icecap.

The mission turns dangerous and chaotic when it’s discovered the cavern was occupied 180,000 years ago and contains a perfectly preserved hi-tech habitat, complete with functional travel vehicles.

“A gripping story with intricate plots filled with danger, sci-fi and suspense,” writes Amazon reviewer Nurse Pearl, who gave the book five stars. “It's easy to see why this author is planning to write a third book around the same theme.”

Barnes & Noble reviewer Allison Mac also gave the second installment of the action-thriller trilogy five stars: “I really enjoyed this second book in the Ancestor Series by Marshall Chamberlain. The book is exciting and thrilling -- kept my interest high, just like the first book. Great characters and strong story-line. … Awesome Read!! I highly recommend it!”

To order an advance reader copy of “The Ice Cap and the Rift,” contact Ginny Grimsley of EMSI Public Relations, Ginny(at)emsincorporated(dot)com.

About Marshall Chamberlain

Marshall Chamberlain, a modern-day Jules Verne, is a man focused on his passions, with no time for pets, lawns, plants, puttering around or companion compromises. He has a Master’s Degree in Resource Development from Michigan State University and a graduate degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School near Phoenix, Ariz. He was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent many years in investment banking, venture capital and even a stint as a professional waiter. He is obsessed with preparedness, survival and independence. This combination of traits and an unconditional openness to life lead him to all manner of adventure. Chamberlain’s primary worldview is simple but profound—“I’m in awe of the magnificence of this world.”

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