In Ice Hunt, bestselling author James Rollins reveals a well-researched world of ice, secret research stations, covert government superpowers, submarines, a chance of outright war, and a creature to haunt your dreams.
Some secret has been discovered deep within a moving island of ice to the far north. The United States sends in experts, government forces, and a backup nuclear sub for protection to investigate. It turns out to be a covert ice station, known as Grendel, named after the monster from Beowulf. The other special thing about this station, other than it sinking deep into the ice with multiple levels of labs for research, habitation, and storage, or the number of dead bodies, or even that it’s been abandoned for over seventy years; is that it’s a Russian ice station.
As the experts investigate, trying to find out what exactly was going on here, on one of the levels something horrific is discovered. A creature that has been rumored to exist at some point millions of years ago, and is now apparently alive and well and it’s hungry for blood, and there are lots of them. As everyone tries to deal with this terrifying reality, they don’t know that Russians know about the discovery of the Soviet secret, and they’re own nuclear sub is on the way to deal with it.
James Rollins brings the Cold War back to life in this thriller, as these two superpowers come head to head over a secret that never should’ve been discovered. The question is what is the United States going to do about it, because this is something the world doesn’t need to know about. And how far will Russia go to making sure Ice Station Grendel stays hidden.
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Originally written on June 28 2010 ©Alex C. Telander.
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