Terminal freeze, or flash freezing, is a phenomenon whereby, in
the case presented in this novel, a biological sample subjected to
temperatures well below water's melting/freezing point will freeze
so fast that large ice crystals cannot form and damage the sample.
TERMINAL FREEZE is the title of bestselling author Lincoln
Child’s latest thriller, and it reads like a cross between
one of his earliest works, THE RELIC (co-authored with Douglas
Preston), and John W. Campbell’s classic WHO GOES THERE? (the
basis for the film The Thing).
The novel opens with a prologue featuring a group of Tunits, a