Ice angel An Alex Turner thriller

Matthew Hart, 1945-

Book - 2021

Alex Turner and his lover, the Russian diamond thief Slav Lily, are back on the hunt. An American prospector is murdered in the great diamond field of northern Canada. The U.S. government fears that the Chinese billionaire twins who suddenly control the dead prospector's company are seeking a toehold for their government in this vital northern region. In lethal plane chases across the diamond-rich Barrens, Alex and Lily navigate not only the deadly schemes of the twins, but the intrigues of... Mitzi Angel, the murdered prospector's daughter.

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Series
An Alex Turner thriller
Subjects
Genres
Thrillers (Fiction)
Political fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Published
New York, NY : Pegasus Crime 2021.
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to The Russian Pink.
Physical Description
xiv, 274 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781643138114
1643138111
Main Author
Matthew Hart, 1945- (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Hart has traveled the world in pursuit of diamond stories, some of which inspired his first thriller, The Russian Pink (2020). In this exciting follow-up, he takes readers to the Arctic, where the mines yield enough stones to make Canada the third-largest diamond producer in the world. U.S. Treasury agent Alex Turner and his lover, ally, and sometimes-competitor, Russian jewel thief Slav Lily, are teamed up again against a host of assassins hired by the bizarre Chinese billionaire twins who have gained control of a murdered prospector's company and are desperate to establish a presence for China in the icy region. They are either mining, building a secret missile solo, or both. Alex receives a frosty reception from Canadian officials and points out, "When considering how warm and welcoming Canadians are, remind yourself that they invented hockey." Fold in a dash of the prospector's vengeful daughter, a heaping spoonful of assorted government operatives, and a full cup of international politics, and you get an absolutely no-holds-barred adventure, perfect for fans of Cussler and Ludlum. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

The disappearance of renowned American diamond hunter Jimmy Angel, while on an expedition to the Canadian Arctic, drives Hart's page-turning sequel to 2020's The Russian Pink. Angel allegedly discovered one of the richest diamond fields on the planet—but when Chinese billionaires with ties to China's military take over control of Angel's business and the remote area he claimed in his absence, Department of Treasury agent Alex Turner is sent to investigate. As tensions among China, Canada, and America escalate, Turner needs to unravel a complicated tangle of conspiracies, lies, and greed—all of which somehow involves his Russian girlfriend, diamond thief Slav Lily. Though the plot is overly knotty in places, lyrical prose that complements the novel's stark setting and tone makes up for much ("Outside, the sky was closing like a steel lid. A slate-gray slab coasted in and crushed the frail day"). Albeit flawed, this is a dark gem of a thriller. Agent: Michael Carlisle, InkWell Management. (Sept.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"In this explosive sequel to The Russian Pink, Alex and Lily are thrust into a murderous cat-and-mouse across the Arctic diamond fields, dodging Chinese assassins while at the same time struggling with the personal betrayals that torment their passionateaffair"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In this explosive sequel to The Russian Pink, Alex and Lily are thrust into a murderous cat-and-mouse across the Arctic diamond fields, dodging Chinese assassins while at the same time struggling with the personal betrayals that torment their passionate affair.  Alex Turner and his treacherous lover, the Russian diamond thief Slav Lily, are back on the hunt. An American prospector is murdered in the great diamond field of northern Canada—a magical landscape of pristine lakes and granite ridges and scarlet vegetation. The U.S. government fears that the Chinese billionaire twins who suddenly control the dead prospector’s company are seeking a toehold for their government in this vital northern region. As we race across the globe with Alex and Lily, Hart keeps a heart-bounding pace with lethal plane chases across the diamond-rich Barrens and a battle between the scheming twins and Mitzi Angel, the murdered prospector’s daughter.  All the while, The Ice Angel delves into the dark realpolitik of America’s strategy while untangling the Byzantine motives that drive the diamond trade. In this explosive sequel to the breakout The Russian Pink, Alex and Lily must struggle with the rivalry, and sometimes the deceit, that wraps their love in its coils.