The Freezer by Timothy S. Johnston


The Freezer Cover with Clue, Cygnus, Epic Logos

The Freezer by Timothy S. Johnston is available wherever eBooks are sold.

A Tanner Sequence Novel

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CCF homicide investigator Kyle Tanner and his girlfriend are on their way to Pluto, en route to a new life together. Just one little death to check out in the asteroid belt first. But when you’re as tangled up in conspiracy as Tanner is, a few hours on a case can change your life. Or end it.

The mystery is a strange one—one man dead, a cryptic message his dying breath. Still, Tanner’s ready to wrap it up until another gruesome murder shakes him to his core. The discovery of a microscopic bomb near his own heart offers the first faint clue, but the clock is ticking. He has four days….

A desperate search for answers takes Tanner to The Freezer, an isolated facility on one of Jupiter’s moons. With anti-CCF dissidents targeting the facility, a team of scientists conducting experiments the military would rather remain hidden, and a mysterious man in white hunting him on the ice, Tanner will have to choose his allies carefully. Putting his faith in the wrong person will leave him bleeding out in seconds.

98,000 words

“… a combination of science fiction, thriller and horror … This exciting tale will keep readers rapt, desperate to find out what happens next.” — RT Book Reviews

“I really enjoyed this thrill ride … Johnston has built a very vivid and compelling world …” — SFcrowsnest

“Excitement galore, complex and believable characters, a ferocious and lethal setting and surprises on almost every page …” — eBookAnoid 

“The Freezer is a little bit of Asimov’s Caves of Steel , a little bit of Shelley’s Frankenstein, and a bit more of Carpenter’s The Thing … This is a great ride, and I heartily recommend it.” — Science Fiction Review

“Johnston … keeps his foot on the accelerator pedal in The Freezer, with the action almost non-stop.” — Booklover Book Reviews

” … masterfully crafted … there are plot twists, lies, misdirection to wade through, and secrets to be revealed in pursuit of the truth … Just when you think you have everything figured out, Johnston piles on more, and more, and more.” — Chanticleer Book Reviews

“… Hitchcockian pitch-perfect tension and suspense …” — Ramblings from this Chick

“… a solid, entertaining read.” — Koeur’s Book Reviews

“… thrills and mysteries ramp up and don’t stop until the end …” — The Qwillery

“… an exceptional story of murder, intrigue, and cutting–edge science.” — Bibliophilic Book Blog

“… another sharp, intense mystery with heart-pounding suspense …” — Martha’s Bookshelf

“A rollercoaster ride packed with action and emotion.” — Edi’s Book Lighthouse

“If you enjoyed The Furnace, then you’ll enjoy The Freezer, as Johnston serves up another Sci-Fi mystery thriller with a strong action core.  It’s a fast-paced adventure that careens across a deadly and exotic backdrop.” — DeFlipside


Each book in Tanner’s journey — The Tanner Sequence — is a standalone novel.  Reading The Furnace, published prior to The Freezer, is not necessary.  Carina Press released The Void by Timothy S. Johnston in 2015.