Icebound by Dean Koontz
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|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.