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Ice Hunt Mass Market Paperback – April 27, 2010
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James Rollins invokes the polar environment so vividly you can hear the wind shriek and feel the ice forming on your nose, and the scientific/medical puzzles at the story's heart may remind you of Michael Crichton's best. The characters, while mostly familiar hero or villain types, are crisply drawn and in some cases quite sympathetic, but it's the nonstop action that carries you along. During several climactic chase scenes, you may find yourself laughing in pure delight--or gasping for breath--as Rollins keeps finding ways to ratchet up the tension one more notch. Ice Hunt is an escapist's delight. --Nicholas H. Allison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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When Matthew Pike, an Alaskan Fish and Game officer rescues a newspaper reporter from a plane crash, the last thing he expects is to become the target of a series of cold-blooded killers. Before he knows it, he, the newspaperman, and Matt's ex-wife Sheriff Jennifer Aratauk are the focus of a wild chase over frozen fields and icebergs. Inevitably, the chase leads them to the Ice Station where their fates and that of the researchers become intertwined.
For all that the Grendels spend a lot of time dining on unsuspecting researchers, they are hardly the real monsters. Russian strike teams arrive in their own submarine and U.S. Delta teams join the fray with their own hidden agenda. The base hides more than one secret and several governments have no intention of letting the events of the past or the present become public knowledge. Soon everyone is trying to blow someone else up, and the world is in danger of an ice melt that dwarfs the threats of global warming.
This is classic James Rollins.Read more ›
Let me get this out of the way: the title *is* a little awkward and it's since grown on me. Still, while reading, I always imagined that I would've picked up the book sooner had it been titled with a little more panache.
Rollins's characters are built up, with backstories, twists, and realistic physical descriptions, combined to help you actually visualize the character, rather than someone your mind just 'plugs in' until the book is through.
***Sort of a Possible Spoiler***
My only regret is the second half of the book. There's just too much ding-dang fighting. In first half, you have adventure, discovery, characters doing fun things with the ice... but the second half is non-stop accusing, escaping, explosions, weather being bad... if I were an editor, it could've been trimmed 50 pages.
*** End Sort of Possible Spoiler***
Anyway, this book has me hooked. I'm including Rollins in my usual fare of annual reads.
For a quick additional read, I recommend reading this article on sonar before beginning the book. I found that sonar is a little more confusing than I grew up believing: [...]
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This plot driven thriller begins at a run, turns into a sprint, and, as impossible as it seems, flies into the climax. Read morePublished 10 days ago by gloria piper
I am a fan of James Rollins. My only complaint is there are occasional swearing.
The story, as his usually do, includes history and mystery. Read more
Where does he come up with this stuff? What a great writer. His attention to detail and ability to draw you into the story is amazing. I look forward to his next book!Published 1 month ago by writergrl
Great fun, great ride. Just when you think its getting to crazy with underworld monsters and telepathy - it grabs you and takes you on a wonderful journey. Such fun. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bologna
A secret abondent research station in the antsrtic. Two superpowers after the papers for a formula. A small group of people in the midst of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mobile women
James Rollins is an incredible writer and this is only one of his books that has me remembering parts of it so clearly it is like I just read them yesterday. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Connie Owens K.