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Ice Station Zebra (Paperback)
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"A terrific Cold War thriller, originally published in 1963, about a nuclear submarine, a remote weather station in the arctic, and a high stakes game of espionage where no one is who they seem.
When a fire is reported at ice Station Zebra, the USS Dolphin is sent on an emergency rescue mission -- but the fire was no accident, Zebra is no weather station, and even the crew of the Dolphin is harboring secrets. Soon the remote arctic outpost is the center of an international crisis, with American, British, and Soviet agents converging on the scene to secure sensitive information that could turn the tide of the war.
A classic story of daring and adventure, with thrills at every turn."
--Matt, Longfellow Books— From Matt Recommends!
A classic thriller from the bestselling master of action and suspense.
The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean, and somehow locate and rescue the men of weather-station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice-pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.
But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage, and that one of the survivors is a killer.
About the Author
Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.