Book details

272 Pages
Publication date: February 2020
Imprint: Benevento
Rachel Franklin

The Antarctic Contract

A new product from the company Euroil promises to neutralize leaked oil during deep-sea drilling. A research expedition is to investigate this and for Mia Thorsen it is her big chance. But the journey turns into a nightmare when her colleague Henrik disappears without a trace. Was he murdered? Who can Mia trust?

In her science thriller, Rachel Franklin sketches a threatening future scenario about climate change, scarcity of resources and the fight for the black gold. Should the highly risky oil mining in Antarctica, which has been banned for decades, be allowed? The young researcher Mia, PhD student in marine biology, finds herself caught between the fronts of political intrigue, unscrupulous greed for power and money. The future of our world is at stake.


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Rachel Franklin

The author Rachel Franklin has a doctorate in marine biology and has taken part in research expeditions several times. The protection of the fragile marine ecosystem is close to her heart. Her personal experiences and her extensive knowledge of the subject flow into this thriller and make the book highly exciting and topical reading!