Ice Hunt by James Rollings
Matthew Pike is a Fish and Game officer cataloging bear populations in the remote Brooks Range–but he’s also an ex-Green Beret, which comes in handy when trouble drops out of the sky in the form of a crashed bush plane, a cryptic survivor, and some very nasty and well-equipped pursuers.
Meanwhile, carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than seventy years. The twisted brainchild of the finest minds of the former Soviet Union, it was designed to be inaccessible and virtually invisible.
But an American undersea research vessel has inadvertently pulled too close – and something has been sighted moving inside the allegedly deserted facility, something whose survival defies every natural law. Now, as scientists, soldiers, intelligence operatives, and unsuspecting civilians are drawn into Grendel’s lethal vortex, the most extreme measures possible will be undertaken to protect its dark mysteries – because the terrible truths locked behind submerged walls of ice and steel could end human life on Earth.
I absolutely LOVED this book!!!
Personally, I think this book is probably the most action packed of Rollins’ collection of novels (I’ve read three already). I just couldn’t put it down. The characters, the story and the action are unstoppable. I can’t believe this book isn’t getting a movie deal. The airplane ride will leave you breathless and hoping you see it on the silver screen, it reminded me of the Indiana Jones movies. The creatures are very creepy and when they appear in the story you will find yourself reading so fast, that you will feel you’re one of the characters running away from the creatures.
The ending was perfect, I kind of knew (at least one of the story lines) how it would end, but many other plots were just perfect, especially if you get to the last page. There are a few twists that you will definitely enjoy but I can’t say more. Now it’s your turn to go to the library or buy the book.
All-in-all, this is a book that is a total roller-coaster from start to finish. READ IT! Nothing is boring or slow.
If this is your first time reading a book from James Rolling, my god it has to be this one!
– By George