Ice Hunt

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Buried deep in the earth's polar ice cap -- carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States -- is a secret place, the site of a remarkable abandoned experiment that could have frightening ramifications for the planet. The br

Buried deep in the earth's polar ice cap -- carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States -- is a secret place, the site of a remarkable abandoned experiment that could have frightening ramifications for the planet. The brain trust of the former Soviet Union who created the seventy-year-old Ice Station Grendel would like it simply to melt from human memory. But that becomes impossible when an American undersea research vessel, the Polar Sentinel, inadvertently pulls too close to the hollowed-out iceberg ... and one of the crew sees something alive inside. Something that never should have survived.

It is a discovery that sends shock waves through the intelligence communities of two powerful nations, as American and Russian scientists, soldiers, and unsuspecting civilians are pulled into Grendel's lethal vortex of secrets, violence, and betrayal. To preserve the silence -- to prevent others from uncovering the terrible mysteries locked behind submerged walls of ice and steel -- no measures will be too extreme. For within the station, experiments have blurred the line between life and death. It was a place never meant to be found.

One man already knows too much: Matthew Pike, a former American Special Forces operative, living in seclusion in Alaska on the edge of the Arctic Circle. On the run after rescuing the survivor of a plane crash no one was meant to observe, Pike is relentlessly drawn into the eye of the gathering storm -- even as a Russian nuclear attack submarine draws silently nearer to the men and women on the Polar Sentinel. The covert battle over Grendel is spinning out of control, and the future of all human life on Earth will be altered -- or destroyed -- once its nightmarish truths are revealed.

A masterful blending of science and adventure, suspense and explosive page-turning excitement, James Rollins's Ice Hunt is a novel that will chill readers to the bone, holding them in its icy grip from the first sentence to its final startling twist.

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Ha scritto il 12/08/13
Stereotipi
Un tripudio di "Tenetevi forte!", "Abbiamo visite", con personaggi tutti belli, tutti stereotipati. Nell'universo di Rollins tutti hanno una preparazione militare, spesso sìincontrano rudi uomini che hanno passato qualche anno nei Berretti Verdi gius ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 14/09/10
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Recommended Summer Reading
Alaska plus secret human experimentation. This book is chilling...
Ha scritto il 29/04/09
Reads like a summer blockbuster movie. Entertaining with non-stop action.
Ha scritto il 22/06/06
I like the ending. I like the romance in it, not too much, subtle and sweet. I like the plot - military experiments. And i like some of the real facts thrown in, so i could google them and gain more general knowledge. I like this book, and i like the ...Continua

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