1913: explorers Dinners, Millet-Bass and Napps volunteer to scout the uncharted, unknown Antarctic island of Everland . . .
2012: on the centenary of its discovery scientists Brix, Jess and Decker make up a research expedition to Everland, convinced they won't repeat the mistakes of the past.
Because everyone thinks they know what went wrong in that first, ill-fated expedition. It's a hundred years later. They've got better kit, they're better prepared, and they're - mostly - experienced.
But one thing has not changed - Everland . . .
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