Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Review - Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

Ice Station by Matthew J. Reilly
Genre - Action/Thriller
Number of Pages - 390
ISBN - 0-312-20551-1
Rating - 3 out of 5

A group of scientists at a remote ice station in Antarctica make a startling discovery buried in a 100 million year old layer of ice. A team of divers is sent under the ice shelf to investigate. What they find has the potential to be the greatest discovery ever made- a discovery that nations would kill for. Within a few minutes the divers are brutally killed and a garbled distress call is sent out. A team of marines led by Lt. Shane Schofield is sent out to investigate. They quickly learn that in a land without borders the only law is survival.

Matthew Reilly has written an action packed page turner. The action is almost non stop and left me almost breathless. The plot with its many twists and turns kept me guessing who the bad guys were. I have to admit that this story requires suspension of belief, particularly in the area of survival in the Antarctic, but after all, it is fiction. There could have been more depth to some of the characters but over all I enjoyed the book.

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