Ice Station Zebra

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Random House Publishing Group, 1963 - Fiction - 276 pages
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The Dolphin, pride of America's nuclear fleet, is the only submarine capable of attempting the rescue of a British meteorological team trapped on the polar ice cap. The officers of the Dolphin know well the hazards of such an assignment. What they do not know is that the rescue attempt is really a cover-up for one of the most desperate espionage missions of the Cold War -- and that the Dolphin is heading straight for sub-zero disaster, facing hidding sabotage, murder . . . and a deadly, invisible enemy . . .

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User Review  - Lenny Husen - Goodreads

Fun read. Fortunately, no women characters since MacLean clearly thought women should be seen and not heard. Character of Captain Swanson and the submarine bits worth the whole book. Plot a bit silly. Great book to read when you are sick or on the beach. Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Vout - Goodreads

Read this darn near 30 years ago - funny it shows up in recommendations now. Good for its time - one of the first in the genre I read. Read full review

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Alistair MacLean was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1922. After attending Highland High School, he served in the Navy during World War II. He then went on to graduate from Glasgow University. MacLean wrote the bestsellers "HMS Ulysses," "The Guns of Navarone," "Ice Station Zebra," "Where Eagles Dare," "Dark Crusader," "Satan Bug," and "Captain Cook: A Biography." MacLean died on February 2, 1987 in Munich.

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