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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'A few years from now, climate change has produced global drought. Wars over water are becoming commonplace.
When communications are cut from an Australian Antarctic station and two colleagues go missing, maverick glaciologist Luke Searle and his team are unaware they have fallen victim to a plan to harvest Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier for water. Yet the ruthless leader of this secret project has a second plan, far more ambitious and destructive than the first, which will give his country unchallengeable military power and make him exceedingly rich. But the plan risks destroying the enormous West Antarctic Ice Sheet, causing sea level rises that will not only wipe out low-lying cities, but whole countries.
With their station burned to the ground and the team under fire, Luke Searle must not only survive the harshest environment on Earth but battle a mysterious assailant to stop a global catastrophe. Who has hatched this plan, how far will he go, and what will it take to stop him? With complex and intriguing characters, and plot threads skilfully woven together into a surprising and dramatic climax, Thirst will entertain and enthral. Based on L.A. Larkin's experiences in Antarctica and her interviews of scientists who have visited the remote Pine Island Glacier, Thirst is a chilling and explosive action thriller that is a startling reminder of the fragility and power of Earth's most precious resource. Subjects: Global warming -- Fiction.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Millers Point, Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pier 9 , 2012 .
      Extent: 337 pp.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9781741967890 (pbk.), 1741967899 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Climate Change Novels Deborah Jordan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Climate Change Narratives in Australian Fiction 2014; (p. 15-32)
'Climate Scientists warn of the dangers of global warming. How are Australian writers responding to this crisis? The first section of the book examines the stories by women and men writers directly about climate change scenarios. Notable authors are George Turner and Alexis Wright. ' (15)
Books : Thriller Dianne Dempsey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 18 August 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of Thirst L. A. Larkin 2012 single work novel
Untitled Barry Dick , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 August 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Thirst L. A. Larkin 2012 single work novel
Question Time : L. A. Larkin, Author L. A. Larkin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 September 2012; (p. 3)
Take Three : Crime Fiction Jeff Popple , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 28 October 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Thirst L. A. Larkin 2012 single work novel
Books : Thriller Dianne Dempsey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 18 August 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of Thirst L. A. Larkin 2012 single work novel
Untitled Barry Dick , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 August 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Thirst L. A. Larkin 2012 single work novel
Take Three : Crime Fiction Jeff Popple , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 28 October 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Thirst L. A. Larkin 2012 single work novel
Question Time : L. A. Larkin, Author L. A. Larkin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 September 2012; (p. 3)
Climate Change Novels Deborah Jordan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Climate Change Narratives in Australian Fiction 2014; (p. 15-32)
'Climate Scientists warn of the dangers of global warming. How are Australian writers responding to this crisis? The first section of the book examines the stories by women and men writers directly about climate change scenarios. Notable authors are George Turner and Alexis Wright. ' (15)
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