Saturday, 5 January 2019

World Reads #1 The Arctic


On the 5th of each month Stephanie Jane over at http://stephjb.blogspot.com/ hosts World Reads! The idea is to read one or more books set in a certain country, then share what you read, with the aim of encouraging and promoting global literature. I've decided to join in each month as an excuse to look at difference locations within my favourite genres and share new books with you.

I will share what I read in the previous month so these are books I read in December and I'm sharing them with you today! Reviews on both still to come!

Death waits at the world's end.

Deep inside the Arctic circle, the US Coast Guard icebreaker Terra Nova batters its way through the frozen sea. One day, a gaunt figure skis out of the fog. The crew bring him aboard and give him medical treatment for prolonged exposure, malnutrition - and a gunshot wound.

The man has escaped from ice-bound research station two hundred miles south of the pole. And the tale he tells is one of secrets, insanity and death.


A widespread drought is causing murderous famine. There is one possible solution: Arctic ice could be moved south to parched coastlines and melted for water.

In an Arctic icefield, a special team of scientists has planted bombs that will detonate automatically at midnight to break away some of the ice. Before they withdraw to the safety of their base camp, a shattering tidal wave breaks loose the ice on which they are working. Now they are marooned on an iceberg during the worst winter storm of the decade. The bombs in the ice beneath them are buried irretrievably deep...and ticking.

Abruptly thrown into a desperate struggle for survival, the scientists are plagued by the discovery that one of them is a ruthless killer on a strange mission of his own...




12 comments:

  1. I like that Zodiac Station cover, that one's different than the one I have...

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    1. I liked most of the book until close to the end! I'm not sure why the author went the way he did and I wasn't dead keen on it. It was still a decent read overall.

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  2. I'm struggling to think of any Arctic-set books that I've read? Maybe one of the Norwegian ones crossed the Arctic circle?
    Welcome to WorldReads :-)

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    1. I'm pretty sure most I've read are set in the Antarctic but I can't really remember!

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  3. I love books set in Arctic climes. Can't wait to read your reviews. :)

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    1. Reviews sometime this month! I'm catching up on the backlog quite well!

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  4. I think that I have read some books set in the Arctic but it has been a while. These sound interesting.

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    1. Zodiac Station has a bit of a love it or hate it ending but the story is good! Icebound was a decent read.

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  5. I think I've read Zodiac Station. Need to check on that. Dean Koontz...I'll be checking the library for that one.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I'm not the greatest fan of Dean koontz. I find a lot of his worl too long and slow to get int to. This one was a shorter read and not as slow so I liked it.

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  6. You know I want to read Icebound by Koontz. I love his work. He's the one who got me into horror/thrillers when I was young. I hope you get a chance to review these!

    Mary

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    1. Icebound is a decent read. Lightning was my favourite of his though. I'd love to fit in a re-read of that soon!

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