Theodore Jerome Cohen Frozen in Time

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The trail from a major theft at the Banco Central de Chile in Talcahuano following the Great Chilean Earthquake of May 22, 1960 leads to Base Bernardo O'Higgins, a wind- and snow-swept Chilean Army outpost on the North Antarctic Peninsula. When Chilean Army 1SGT Leonardo Rodrguez fails to return from a seal hunt in the waters around the base, two Chilean Navy non-commissioned officers, CWO Raul Lucero and CPO Eduardo Bellolio, become LCDR Cristian Barbudo's prime theft and murder suspects. Fearing he will die, Barbudo reveals the identity of his two suspects to visiting scientist Ted Stone, thereby placing Stone's life in jeopardy. But who can Stone trust with this information, if it comes to that, to see justice done? This story is a work of fiction based on real events that took place between 1958 and 1965. It is a tale of greed, betrayal, and murder-one in which the reader is given a window into the frozen world at the bottom of the Earth that few people ever will read about, much less experience. Among other things, it explores why, though seemingly unfair, bad things happen to good people; how the battle between good and evil can change forever even the most innocent person; and most of all, the role deception plays in Nature, Man, and Life.

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This is a work of fiction based on real events that took place between 1958 and 1965. It depicts many actual events and people in my life, though some situations and all of the dialogue are pure invention.

Real names are used in cases of people who have passed away. The names of living persons (with the exception of my family member's first names) have been changed. For my family, the name "Stone" has been substituted for "Cohen" to acknowledge the fact that considerable license has been taken in telling the tale. Some characters are totally fictitious, as are the names of some agencies and organizations, both military and academic.

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"There are differing schools of thought as to how much science should be infused into a narrative in order to give it the kind of life necessary for to captivate an audience. In the early twentieth century, little or no scientific research was required in order to explain how a mantis might grow to the size of a nuclear reactor and terrorize the local denizens of a nearby research station. Even sophisticated stories went little beyond using scientific phrases like 'seismology' or 'spectrometer', but we've grown as an audience. Television shows like 'CSI' and 'House' can bend the laws of reality, but must be able to do so believably. Michael Crichton ushered in an a new age of popularized genre fiction by heavily involving scientific research in his fantastic tales of dinosaurs and time travel, rekindling the kind of belief that such lore of his forebears first ignited. Now, of course, it's standard fare. Theodore Jerome Cohen's new book, 'Frozen in Time', further blurs the line between scientific fact and narrative fiction. And although it's successful in transforming the ho-hum work of physical science into a wonderful adventure story, the mix can sometimes feel like oil and water.

Taken from a purely scientific stance, the book is a dazzling assortment of detailed period facts as well as engaging scientific discovery. The hero, Ted Stone, postulates endlessly on the World Geodetic System, and it's easy to get caught up in his enthusiasm for the Antarctic Expedition. If you're a fan of scientific discourse concerning everything from detailed wildlife and local flora to the model of a particular type of cargo hold then this is certainly the book for you. Some pages are nearly split in the middle with footnotes that take you through virtual tours and footage via hyperlink, or detailed explanation of the kind of penguin the characters are looking at. Of course, there's also a murder and heist plot, but it's mostly built into a larger world of complex science.

If you're reading simply to be entertained by the prospect of a hidden gold bounty stowed away in a secret crate, and the painstaking lengths the villains will go to keep it a secret, than you're not going to fare as well with 'Frozen in Time'. The reason for this is that the scientific observations aren't delivered as a bolster to the book's suspense plot, but completely inhabit the spotlight. This means that there are many references and side notes that are completely removed from the story's central plot. For instance, here's a little, little example of my greater point: after having lived through a mighty storm of near suicidal proportion, Ted takes a moment to reflect on the novel's greater theme, that man can never become a greater force than nature. He recounts the dangers in what are perhaps the most memorable paragraphs in the novel. They are absolutely beautifully written prose, and do the job of bringing you into Ted's perspective as a scientist and a human being, it all ends with the line, 'Scott was right; 'Great God! This is an awful place!'' Which tosses you into sudden confusion. Who's Scott' Have we missed something. Then you check the footnote to see that Ted is referring to Robert F. Scott, a British Royal Navy Officer who traveled to Antarctica in 1912. That's great to know, but now you're no longer emotionally moved.

I mention this particular example because Robert F. Scott's expedition is the subject of another book which endeavors to do the same thing as Cohen. 'The Birthday Boys' by Beryl Bainbridge chronicles the doomed expedition through fictionalized journal entries. There are no footnotes, and the scientific details are built beneath the story's thematic structure, so they don't steal the spotlight. This does not make 'The Birthday Boys' better than 'Frozen in Time', but radically different. 'Frozen in Time' is about science, and the murder schemes circle those facts like sharks around a shipwreck, striking only where it suits them. The most obvious evidence for this is that Cohen uses citations in the body of his work, something rarely ever done in fiction, but a requirement in research writing. If you are in the market for an encyclopedia with a pulse, then 'Frozen in Time' is your book. It's engaging and plot driven, the bulk of its cargo is science, but be careful, there's danger aboard" --From BookReview.com

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