Retiring on a pension after being torpedoed in WWII, Tristan Jones, embarks on a test of endurance that would last over two years, nearly killing him more than once. He attempts to sail farther North than anyone ever has, setting sail from Iceland on his boat, the Cresswell, in the summer of 1959, a three-legged, one-eyed Labrador named Nelson his only companion.
He spends his first winter holed up near an Eskimo village in a Greenland Fjord. After a violent snowstorm and without an adequate supply of food, he spends a full week digging himself out of enormous snow drifts, until he is able to be seen and rescued. This incident kicks off a series of impossible adventures, following Jones as he voyages to the treacherous waters of the North Pole.
Jones' second winter at sea finds him trapped in an enormous ice pack in the Arctic Ocean, for 366 days he is marooned on the craft. As he faces his loneliness and the possibility of his own death under the dazzling Northern lights, Tristan Jones' incomparable sailing adventure reaches a compelling climax.
Ice! is a classic tale of adventure, its author acclaimed by Time magazine as "someone Lindbergh would have understood". Pauli Yeager, erstwhile senior fighter pilot of the battleship Amherst, has seen plenty of combat in her time and learned the skills to keep herself alive. Despite knowledge and luck, she is not fully prepared to carry out this latest command, for it means breaking one of the most immutable laws governing human society.