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Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all-time classic.

An airliner crashes in the polar ice cap. In temperatures 40 degrees below zero, six men and four women survive.

But for the members of a remote scientific research station who rescue them, there are some sinister questions to answer – the first one being, who shot the pilot before the crash?

©2017 Alistair MacLean (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Admirably written – one gasps and freezes and burns with the frightful cold." ( Sunday Times)
"Hair-raising! MacLean has done it again." ( Manchester Evening News)

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  • DE
  • 02-02-2018

A Maclean I didn't like

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The main character makes an annoying number of mistakes. Not what I expect from Maclean.

Would you ever listen to anything by Alistair MacLean again?

Yes. I bought this based on other titles that were more interesting.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Oliver – was your favorite?

IDK

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Disappointing story. Narrator was fine.

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  • Casey
  • 11-01-2018

Non-stop narrative!

This was a fun story. A mix of characters in dire situations, scientific/technical jargon without slowing the story, and a great pace.
The narrator was great.

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  • MR J R POWELL
  • 21-11-2017

ice cold thriller

If you don't like snow or the freezing cold, this book probably isn't for you. MacLean combines the atmosphere of both Greenland and a murder mystery where survivors of a plane crash and their rescuers endure a desperate struggle to survive in Arctic conditions, knowing killers are among them. Terrific story.

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  • anne
  • 07-10-2017

Aged well

Despite being written so many years ago, this remains an exciting adventure story. Where the attitudes of yesteryear do show through , its almost charming. But nothing detracts from Alistair McLeans ability to write a cracking good story.

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