Beneath the Ice by Alton Gansky
Approx. 90,090 words.
Published on December 31, 2012.
At the bottom of the world lies a secret: a mysterious object buried three miles beneath the Antarctic ice. Famed engineer Perry Sachs and his crew are assigned an impossible excavating job in the middle of the polar winter. Facing subzero temperatures, shifting ice, and the opposition of men determined to erase all knowledge of the expedition, Sachs and his team go where no human has gone before.