Icebound by Dean Koontz

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Icebound by Dean Koontz
Tue, 06-19-2007 - 11:20am

This book was originally titled _Prison of Ice_ and published under a pseudonym. It was a bit different as far as Koontz books go.

It's about a group of scientists who are in the Arctic. They plan to blast away a chunk of ice and have it brought to the U.S. to irrigate crops. They have set up explosives and plan to leave for the main station when a series of earthquakes hit and break off part of the ice, leaving the scientists afloat on an iceberg that is set to be shattered by explosives at midnight. A series of storms prevents any boats or helicopters from coming to rescue them.

Just when all seems lost, their distress call is heard by a Russian spy submarine. The captain, who recently lost his young son, implores the government to allow him to go on a rescue mission to save the scientists. To add a further twist, one of the group is attacked by another. Now they must try and survive nature and a killer among them.

While a few of the scenes were a bit technical, most of it was easy to get through. Everything takes place in a day or less, but it's a fast page turner.



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Registered: 09-03-2005
Thu, 06-21-2007 - 7:54am
My mom and DH read this and enjoyed it.

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Sun, 07-01-2007 - 7:24pm
ITA - much different than his usual stuff!
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Registered: 01-18-2007
Fri, 07-27-2007 - 10:24pm

This book has been sitting on my bookshelf unread and brand new.