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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

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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  • MR J R POWELL
  • 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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  • anne
  • 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.