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  1. says:

    Mac and Dave were in the throes of packing up at the crevasse where they’d been working – they were looking forward to getting back to Hope Station the Australian base Winter was settling in and most of the engineers and scientists had left Antarctica for the season; there would only be eight of them left on base for the durationLuke Searle had lived on the base for around seven years going home to Melbourne only occasionally He loved the research; as a glaciologist he could appreciate the beauty of the ice and the colours of the glaciers But he respected the countryside as well – fully aware of how dangerous it could be Maddie was team leader and though she and Luke clashed at times – usually over his stubborn refusal to obey orders – he respected her ability to lead But the suddenness of the attack; the brutality of what happened had him filled with terror What was happening? As the team tried desperately to escape the looming danger Luke wondered if any of them would survive With full on intense action from the very first page Thirst by Aussie author LA Larkin is a thoroughly enjoyable thriller Fast paced riveting and filled with the evil of man the setting of Antarctica was uniue and interesting while the two main characters Luke and Maddie set the tone well Highly recommended


  2. says:

    I blame Cassandra Rose Clarke Ever since I read and thoroughly enjoyed Our Lady of the Ice and short story White Out I've wanted Antarctic fiction Jennifer Longo's Up to This Pointe is on my wishlist by the wayAnd so I stumbled upon Thirst a standalone novel by British Australian author L A Larkin Glaciologist Luke Searle is in for the fight of his life when a sinister plot unravels on the ice with catastrophic results for the entire world unless Luke can stop itI don't read many thrillers nowadays especially ones that put countries against each other Think James Bond In this case the baddie is Chinese and his father the General is even of a baddie Circa page 320 there's a flashback to a pre rape scene so you may want to skip those few pages Wendy Woo is a great heroine but she's relegated to only the odd chapter here and thereCorporate greed has the power to destroy the world in this chilling thriller Larkin keeps the pace up for the entire novel as survival skills are put to the test Thirst is bloody good


  3. says:

    35 starsThis isn't the best Antarctic thriller I've read but it was a decent read I enjoyed being swept up in the Antarctic environment so then anything


  4. says:

    This review originally found on my blog the harsh environment of the Antarctic the people of Hope Station are been hunted down Glaciologist Luke Searle has to fight for survival against a mercenary that will win at any cost while trying to prevent an environmental disaster He only has 5 days to fix this can he stay alive long enough? Does he really know what he is going up against? LA Larkin’s Thirst is an Eco Thriller set in one of the harshest environments known to manThirst is a fast paced novel that will suck you right in with its constant suspense and the unpredictable elements within this book The harsh setting of Antarctica and the sense of solitude and danger really helped drive this book and became my favourite element of this book But there was something in the book that really didn’t sit well with me This book has one of my Literary Bête Noires in it; the villains I’ve blogged recently about how I never seem to enjoy cliché villains and unfortunately the fact that the protagonist was up against the Chinese in the book really detracted from my overall enjoyment of this bookApart from that one element this book is a typical thriller highly enjoyable read with some explosive situations I’m happy that the book never seemed to go into the realm of formulaic but it did sit on the border and I did feel myself cringe at that thought it might head in that direction Thankfully Larkin’s was able to recover with her writing style and her research of the environmental aspects of this book I must admit that towards the end of the book when I pictured the protagonist Luke Searle I kept comparing him to Steven Seagal and expected him to act that wayThirst was an enjoyable Eco Thriller which was a lot of fun to read while I did struggle with the villains being cliché I did enjoy reading this novel I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a good light read I know many people are going to compare this book to Matthew Riley’s Ice Station but that shouldn’t be deterrent it’s nice to see a female why is there a lack of thrillers written by women within Australia? can write a thriller just as exciting as something written by Riley


  5. says:

    This is the first work I've read by LA Larkin and I was impressed from the first page to the last There were lots of things to like about Thirst but most importantly it was a page turner a book that kept me wanting to come back for I also really enjoyed the setting of Antarctica Although I’ve never been there I felt that Larkin captured the environment incredibly well particularly the feeling of penetrating cold and the sense of complete isolationFinally I liked the way Larkin intertwined a tight story with a stronger relevant message of global warming It wasn’t ‘hit you over the head’ or preachy but the underlying environmental messages created yet another great layer in this bookEngaging characters a tight plot and a powerful but not overdone environmental themewhat could you want?


  6. says:

    35 starsAustralian female crime writer LA Larkin has cut through the hard as ice male dominated genre with her second thriller Thirst Set in Antarctica and featuring an Australian research team I appreciate Larkin using characters from our shores who are toughing it out in an exotic location one of the most untouched regions of the worldRecluse glaciologist Luke Searle tends to clash with his team leader Maddie because his strengths don’t lie in working as a team or following direction Most of the time Luke gets away with doing whatever he likes because he is the most knowledgeable and skilled research scientist at the station But when two men from their team are found murdered the remaining six members of Hope Station the Australian team must band together to escape this icy continent aliveThe expectation of suspense is set from the very beginning; a countdown begins ticking away the minutes until the intruders unleash their ultimate planLuke is an admirable character; he is rebellious but persistent and accepts responsibility for the fate of his colleagues He is also believably flawed he is separated from his young son who lives in Melbourne and his little boy is what drives him toward survival He also discovers a soft spot for his boss Maddie until then they’ve butted heads but when they are thrown together in a life or death situation personal disclosures are shared and a connection is formed When Maddie is kidnapped by the intruders Luke has two motivations to save Maddie and to keep his son safeLA Larkin’s knowledge of climate change from her former job as a consultant is clear and it forms an undercurrent throughout the book exploring politics treaties and essentially the lengths people will go to to have power over the world’s resourcesThere’s varying viewpoints from Luke to the villain a little clichéd in the beginning but expanded throughout the story to the mysterious Wendy Woo back in Sydney investigating her father’s death From Sydney to China to the Antartica there’s plenty of geographical dimensions added to this story topped off by avalanches frost bite and amateur sleuthingThirst is action packed with a cast of intriguing characters who are challenged to push above and beyond their limits to achieve their goals A recommended read for crime thriller fans who enjoy the Aussie voice in this genre


  7. says:

    “Snow algae Look at the colours the pink algae the white ice the blue sky – it’s breathtaking It’s untouched Antarctica is like the Garden of Eden before man cocked it up” – ThirstThe blurb doesn’t do this impressive environmental thriller justice Based on that alone I probably wouldn’t have picked up this book So thank you to everyone who recommended itThis action packed thriller has it all a uniue setting fast pace engaging characters especially Maddie and Luke a high body count understated sexual tension and penguins I’d even go as far as to say it’s heart pounding – mine certainly was at timesThirst is both entertaining and informative What makes it even compelling is that the scenario is terrifyingly plausible “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” springs to mind We can only hope the real life Maddies and Lukes continue to prevailA must read


  8. says:

    I was lucky enough to get hold of a first proof copy of LA Larkin's awesome Antarctic thriller Thirst I can see why it is described as 'The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station' The action hooks you in from the very start the setting is breath taking the characters are complex and Luke Searle the hero Maddie Wildman the station leader Wendy Woo the daughter of a murdered tailor and the adversary all go on character journeys that make them intriguing And the climax certainly doesn't disappoint it took my breath away I hear that the author went to Antarctica and did lots of research to ensure the story rang true And it totally does I was transported to Antarctica to a remote and isolated station I was inside those deadly crevasses I was riding that snowmobile in a blizzard This is one of the best action thrillers I have read in a long long time


  9. says:

    A very clever idea Reads a bit like a Matthew Reilly very fast paced I'll be looking out for books by LA Larkin


  10. says:

    Extremely fast paced thriller with thoroughly researched Antarctic details 'Thirst' relates to ice eco politics and Chinese attempts to illegally harvest ice and militarily strategic minerals from Antarctica Last month I enjoyed 'Devour' by LA Larkin who is an extremely accomplished plotter but for character involvement and plot twists I prefer 'Thirst' which is her earlier book in the growing genre of 'Antarctic Noir' Glaciologist Luke is an adventurous hero with flaws and Station Leader Maddie is well drawn too Russian Vitaly occurs in both books and probably deserves his own series Definite filmic potential Since I've been on an Antarctic expedition as writer I really enjoyed Larkin's authentic details of life on a base And I'll be recommending 'Thirst' to my 17 year old grandson who is a keen Matthew Reilly fan


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Continent is under attack The Australian team is being hunted down Can Luke stay alive long enough to raise the alarm Can he avert a global catastrophe The countdown has begun T minus 5 days 2 hours and 53 minutes. I was lucky enough to get hold of a first proof copy of LA Larkin's awesome Antarctic thriller Thirst I can see why it is described as 'The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station' The action hooks you in from the very start the setting is breath taking the characters are complex and Luke Searle the hero Maddie Wildman the station leader Wendy Woo the daughter of a murdered tailor and the adversary all go on character journeys that make them intriguing And the climax certainly doesn't disappoint it took my breath away I hear that the author went to Antarctica and did lots of research to ensure the story rang true And it totally does I was transported to Antarctica to a remote and isolated station I was inside those deadly crevasses I was riding that snowmobile in a blizzard This is one of the best action thrillers I have read in a long long time

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'A world class thriller writer' James Phelan‘Action that hits like an icepick in the back of the head' John Birmingham'This chiller thriller will reel you in with ice cold action' Marie Claire magazineAntarctica. I blame Cassandra Rose Clarke Ever since I read and thoroughly enjoyed Our Lady of the Ice and short story White Out I've wanted Antarctic fiction Jennifer Longo's Up to This Pointe is on my wishlist by the wayAnd so I stumbled upon Thirst a standalone novel by British Australian author L A Larkin Glaciologist Luke Searle is in for the fight of his life when a sinister plot unravels on the ice with catastrophic results for the entire world unless Luke can stop itI don't read many thrillers nowadays especially ones that put countries against each other Think James Bond In this case the baddie is Chinese and his father the General is even of a baddie Circa page 320 there's a flashback to a pre rape scene so you may want to skip those few pages Wendy Woo is a great heroine but she's relegated to only the odd chapter here and thereCorporate greed has the power to destroy the world in this chilling thriller Larkin keeps the pace up for the entire novel as survival skills are put to the test Thirst is bloody good

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Is the coldest most isolated place on earth Luke Searle maverick glaciologist has made it his home But soon his survival skills will be tested to the limit by a ruthless mercenary who must win at any cost The white. 35 starsAustralian female crime writer LA Larkin has cut through the hard as ice male dominated genre with her second thriller Thirst Set in Antarctica and featuring an Australian research team I appreciate Larkin using characters from our shores who are toughing it out in an exotic location one of the most untouched regions of the worldRecluse glaciologist Luke Searle tends to clash with his team leader Maddie because his strengths don’t lie in working as a team or following direction Most of the time Luke gets away with doing whatever he likes because he is the most knowledgeable and skilled research scientist at the station But when two men from their team are found murdered the remaining six members of Hope Station the Australian team must band together to escape this icy continent aliveThe expectation of suspense is set from the very beginning; a countdown begins ticking away the minutes until the intruders unleash their ultimate planLuke is an admirable character; he is rebellious but persistent and accepts responsibility for the fate of his colleagues He is also believably flawed he is separated from his young son who lives in Melbourne and his little boy is what drives him toward survival He also discovers a soft spot for his boss Maddie until then they’ve butted heads but when they are thrown together in a life or death situation personal disclosures are shared and a connection is formed When Maddie is kidnapped by the intruders Luke has two motivations to save Maddie and to keep his son safeLA Larkin’s knowledge of climate change from her former job as a consultant is clear and it forms an undercurrent throughout the book exploring politics treaties and essentially the lengths people will go to to have power over the world’s resourcesThere’s varying viewpoints from Luke to the villain a little clichéd in the beginning but expanded throughout the story to the mysterious Wendy Woo back in Sydney investigating her father’s death From Sydney to China to the Antartica there’s plenty of geographical dimensions added to this story topped off by avalanches frost bite and amateur sleuthingThirst is action packed with a cast of intriguing characters who are challenged to push above and beyond their limits to achieve their goals A recommended read for crime thriller fans who enjoy the Aussie voice in this genre


About the Author: L.A. Larkin

Thriller author LA Larkin has been described by James Phelan as ‘a world class thriller writer’ and likened to Michael Crichton by The Guardian and to Alistair MacLean by The Times Her new novel PREY reintroduces the feisty and resourceful investigative journalist Olivia Wolfe who was described by Sue Turnbull in The Age as ‘a new breed of female heroine bounding into the hitherto masculin