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Ice Hunt
     

Ice Hunt

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by James Rollins
 

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Ice Hunt will make your toes curl and your free hand clutch the armchair as you speed through the pages.”

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A classic adventure from James Rollins, the author of The Doomsday Key, The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, Black Order, and other pulse-pounding, New York Times <

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Ice Hunt 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 196 reviews.
Kasia_S More than 1 year ago
This book has sat inconspicuously next to my computer desk on it's shelf for two years and I don't know what exactly propelled me to pick it up but I'm glad I finally did! I tend to collect adventure stories that reach all corners of the Earth, even go between the layers and I especially love all the ice stories such as this one. The good news is that this book is fantastic, it reads like a movie and sometimes goes in opposite direction of reality and belief but it makes for a heck of a read. The bad news, it's long, well only 505 pages but Rollins could use a good editor and chop off about a hundred because he loves to write about ever single step everyone takes, especially when it comes to fighting and explaining how to maneuver submarines, helicopters and all sorts of vehicles. Maybe it's a dude thing, maybe if I was a guy I'd love it little more, not sure, but I am patient and still enjoyed the book because the main idea was excellent.

Most of the story revolves around an ice island that has frozen over and over in the Earth's polar ice cap, sharing waters with Alaska, Russia, Finland, Canada and Greenland. Scientists and naval powers haven't seen it in decades but life is being brought back to the island, all because a shape that has moved and caught on the submarine's sonar, all within the abandoned ice station inside, named Ice Station Grendel. Those who read enough and watch fantasy movies will be familiar with the name, but the author has planned more than a cool name for a station, it's not as much of a moniker as a foreshadowing what caused its demise and what will bring terror back into the icy waters. The station looks like an upside down cone, spiraling levels with labs, a cave and even a submarine gate, all encased in clear blue ice, with people running though it once again. I loved reading how the tunnels in an ice island felt like, the eerie cold and quiet one felt when alone, probably the loneliest place to be, deep under water, but not really alone, there's something else down there...

There are good guys, bad guys, and those who simply cannot make their minds up as the reader is catapulted into a journey of fighting governments, secret project cover ups and tons of action. My head was spinning from the armaments and mental battles going on and I felt like I was reading a movie, it was an amazing experience, but like I said little lengthy. After reading Ice Hunt I'm ready to tackle more of Rollins, but after my toes unfreeze, I feel as if I have been dipping them in ice water the whole time, because that's all there is.

Great ending, lots of twists and turns and some nasty surprises crawling throng those quiet tunnels. Those who love action, science and adventure with a little mystery threw in will enjoy this tremendously. What starts of as a scientific mission turns into a tale that takes a bite out of the reader, a rather good bite too, so enjoy and watch that water...it only appears safe.

- Kasia S.
Grandpa More than 1 year ago
Mathew Pike, an Alaska Fish and Game warden (and much more), Jennifer Aratuk, sheriff for the Nunamiut and Inupiat tribe (and more too), along with Craig Teague, reporter for the Seattle Times (so he tells you).Stumble upon a stunning discovery that was made on the Polar ice cap. A Russian secret laboratory containing discoveries that could change the world. Both the Americans and Russians will literally do anything to get their hands on this discovery, and dispose of those who know about it. So begins a bang slap story that will be hard to put down. WARNING you must read all the way to the end, there is a final scene that will give you goose bumps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book definitely keeps you turning the pages. He lets the plot build as you go and doesn't reveal what's really up until the end when it all comes together. If you like a well written fantasy journey with some impossible situations for the good guys to get out of, you'll enjoy reading this. Other books by this same author are equally well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love a bit of history, mixed with thriller/si fy/mystery/fiction...you will love James Rollins. It does not matter if you start reading any of his individula novels, such as Ice Hunt or Amazonia or if you prefer to read his Sigma Series...you can't go wrong with James Rollins. He is and will always be one of my very favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Rollins came thru for me! This novel was EXCELLENT!! Set in the Arctic region, characters were strong and well developed. The plot was non stop action. It does jump from one place to another each chapter, so need to get used to that. It had a complete ending, no wondering what happened. And a good Epilog explaining how he developed the plot, what he created and what were really accurate facts. I highly recommend this chilling, exciting page turner to anybody who likes exotic locations, lots of action, and creepy creatures! TEN STARS!!! Vallie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has the creepy adventure that i love in books. And for those dingdongs who are having numbnut conversations on here go away , do it on facebook or something.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rollins weaves a good yarn with plenty of action and interesting creatures, characters, suspense etc. My only complaint is that after 300 pages there isn't much new or different that can happen, you know the good guys are going to save the world and enough people have died, revealed secrets, blah, blah that anything 'new' isn't. I started another book before forcing myself back to the last 80 pages. I'll read more Rollins novels hoping they're not too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Rollins combination of actual events mixed with imaginaion and science makes for interesting and stimulating reading. Add in a terrific ability to create interesting characters and nonstop challenging situations and you have great reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Normally, I find very little fault with Rollins' books, but this one was quite tedious. We are actually past page 200 before any real action begins that is pertinent to the main focus of the novel. It got boring enough that the last half, the part with the action, couldn't quite make up for it. In my opinion, the story should have been compressed into far fewer pages to avoid this. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book after the rest of the Sigma Force series (to date), and it was interesting to see Kowalski as a young man, having already seen a great many of his later adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great novel by James Rollins. This book kept my attention from page 1 to the end. Lots of unexpected twists and turns.
Meg64MW More than 1 year ago
Great book. Lots of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your chair. Another great book by James Rollins
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Breseis More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Yes, it is lengthy, but coming from a science and engineering background I welcome every bit of every detail. The story is great and the moments leading to every scenario are tied together really well. There were many times where I couldn't believe what I was reading or wasn't expecting in the turn of events. I highly recommend this book if you love science and ficttion... or both.
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