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The top brass of Western Intelligence are badly rattled when transatlantic cables are inexplicably and provocatively cut, and Russian and American relations reach freezing-point. Only Glyn Sherwood and Julia Hammond, two scientists working in the Antarctic, can guess the identity of the enemy. It is a gargantuan slice of the glacial continent bearing millions of tons of roThe top brass of Western Intelligence are badly rattled when transatlantic cables are inexplicably and provocatively cut, and Russian and American relations reach freezing-point. Only Glyn Sherwood and Julia Hammond, two scientists working in the Antarctic, can guess the identity of the enemy. It is a gargantuan slice of the glacial continent bearing millions of tons of rock on its grasp, which triggers a series of disasters as it drifts inexorably north....

Title : Ice
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ISBN : 9780749301101
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ice Reviews

  • Tara
    2019-06-27 07:38

    Short and interesting, this book is the perfect read for a day on the bus or plane. While the characterisation is sparse, the story moves fast and I found myself eagerly reading on to find out how they'd avert tragedy. The technical information is separated into little amounts that don't bore the reader, and the small amount of foreshadowing and mystery is fun to try and figure out. A very good read.

  • Sean Randall
    2019-06-22 05:25

    "He bit on his cigar and summed up with a six-word sentence that made up in conciseness what it lacked in finesse: “Those bastards are up to something.”"This is a very good Follett indeed. Obviously, I can't say with any degree of certainty what would happen if a gargantuan iceberg decided to start rolling its way through the ocean, but for your average lay person this is quite an interesting premise to read about. It's at the eighteenth chapter, I think, we start to get a glimpse of our characters spunk and pluckiness; the escape from the doomed cruise liner is thrilling. Then again, it's also interesting how my sympathies lay with Oaf, as the doer of the team; until Sherwood, our wining Welsh geologist, actually starts making himself useful and does more than mess things up for everyone else. This story has it all: tension between the characters, humour where appropriate, but a very real threat to many people which is thought-provoking and intelligently written about.

  • Linda
    2019-07-03 01:22

    The initial premise of this book is that an ice shelf the size of Connecticut has broken away from Antarctica. So far, so good; that HAS happened in the past. HOWEVER ... Ignoring all actual current patterns, and not even getting stuck in the doldrums, said shelf travels northeastward up the Atlantic Ocean, takes a left at Brazil, then travels northwestward and heads straight for the tip of Manhattan (presumably missing Lady Liberty, but I read this so many years ago I've forgotten). If you ignore the silliness, the action parts of the book aren't bad.

  • wwjdcindygmail.com
    2019-06-22 08:12

    FairI know this is a dated book but even with that in mind, this wasn't that great.sometimes what could have been a thrilling story gets rushed through and what I think would have been exciting gets watered down to just a few mentions.that's the case here.a little too technically boring.

  • Adrian
    2019-07-08 04:36

    Picked this one up thinking it was by Ken Follett ! It proved to be three short novels in the spy-thriller genre. There wee some whimsical moments, especially in the middle one, such as meeting with an Ian Fleming and James Bond. All good reads, to put in your holiday reading bag.

  • Jake Bennett
    2019-07-01 03:36

    A good thriller with lots of daring do.I might have given it another star if many of the sequences had not been so unrealistic. I kept wondering when James Bond was going to appear.

  • Nathan Pinno
    2019-07-01 09:28

    A solid read from this author. This was the first book I've read by Follett, and it kept me rooted to it until I had it done. An amazing read and it sounds like the author did his research before writing it.

  • Steve Markham
    2019-07-16 07:25

    This book isn't bad but the ending is just a tad povious. Has the od bit of umour as a fair few of his seem to which helped with the enjoyment.

  • Sam Burnett
    2019-07-12 09:37

    Brr.

  • Henry
    2019-07-09 06:16

    Not a bad read at all. An Ice Berg is heading towards New York.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-06-21 07:36

    Bettie's Books

  • Laura
    2019-07-20 07:18

    Available at BBC Radio 7. Quite interesting.

  • Paul Servini
    2019-07-06 09:41

    Quite predictable at times, but enjoyable enough.