Ice Station Zebra

Ice Station Zebra

Book - 1963
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A classic thriller from the bestselling master of action and suspense. The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice-floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather-station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice-pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage, and that one of the survivors is a killer...
Publisher: London, England : HarperCollins, c1963
ISBN: 9780006161417
Branch Call Number: FIC MacLe
Characteristics: 253 p


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Jan 04, 2018

Escapist ,yet realistic cold war novel.
Over the top? Debatable.
Author did his research? Oh, yes.
Entertaining? You bet. Not too long & not too slow. Just Goldilocks fine.

Aug 05, 2017

This is one of Maclean's best thrillers, and is very suspenseful (and typically outlandish in some parts.) It's not obvious what's actually going on and who is a "good guy" until long into the story. The time spent aboard the sub under the ice is especially nerve-wracking. Recommended for adventure story lovers.

May 26, 2012

The story is written by a Scotsman with excellent knowledge of submarines. His story characters onboard U.S. submarine Dolphin all speak in British English, using words and phrases no American would ever use (such as "rubbish" instead of trash). I could only take 3 chapters of this, and quit. I frankly don't care what Dr. Carpenter will do at Ice Station Zebra, since I am constantly distracted by the incredulousness of U.S. Navy personnel using Britishims when speaking. A real let-down.

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