By Dev Bentham
It takes a unique form of individual to paintings in Antarctica. Max Conway, an ex-Navy Seal, loves operating on the backside of the realm. like all different diver, he's tricky and difficult ingesting. part the 12 months he's caught within the States touring the economic dive circuit and hitting homosexual bars each evening. the opposite six months he's lead security diver at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, reveling within the chilly blue Antarctic Sea. the one problem to lifestyles means down below is that Max appears like he has to tuck his libido into garage whereas he's on station, stashing all these unfastened condoms to be used again up north. that's until eventually Andre Dubois, a stunning French scientist, shakes up his international. not just is Andre out and proud, he's sober because the day is lengthy. And the times are lengthy in the course of an Antarctic summer time. Max needs to make a choice from his cozy under the influence of alcohol closet and a lifestyles within the sunlight with Andre.
This is a rerelease of a narrative formerly released via free identity in 2012.
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