Ice Station Zebra

Ice Station Zebra

Book - 2011
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The nuclear submarine "Dolphin" has impossible orders: Sail beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of research station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice pack somewhere within the Arctic Circle. But the orders can't prepare the crew for what they'll find if their mission is successful -- that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage and one of the survivors is a killer ... (Publisher's description)
Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2011
Edition: First Sterling edition
ISBN: 9781402790331
1402790333
Branch Call Number: FICTION MACLE...A
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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WhidbeyIslander
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.

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stevenwelch
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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