From Sarah Weinman's Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
Karen Dionne: Freezing Point
Karen is the brainchild behind the wonderful writer's forum Backspace, and finally, her debut thriller is about to arrive this fall. The action is nonstop and the hot button issue - finding untapped resources to solve a growing drinking water shortage - is timely in light of rising populations, global warming and other signs of the economic slowdown. But just when a solution (melt the icebergs!) arrives, then things get really frightening. Dionne combines the necessary scientific background with a knack for upping the stakes as the story goes along. Others may call her the next so-and-so, but the first Karen Dionne works for me.
I think I'm in love. :)