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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
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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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By DE on 02-02-18

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?


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


Any additional comments?

Disappointing story. Narrator was fine.

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By Casey on 01-11-18

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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By anne on 10-07-17

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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By MR J R POWELL on 11-21-17

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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