My rating: 3/5
|At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has made an amazing discovery. They have found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of METAL.|
|Led by the enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a team of crack United States marines is sent to the station to secure this discovery for their country. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless. They would follow their leader into hell. They just did…|
Truth be told - it wasn't my cup of tea. I felt like actually being at an ice station, getting hot and cold as I read along. I almost gave up after only the first twenty or so pages. As a movie I would've probably liked it but as a book .....
Shane Schoefield (Scarecrow) is a great new hero, but IMHO Reilly exaggerated just a few times too often in how he escapes death; falling off a cliff in a hovercraft, blowing up a sub ... I like the story in general, it was a great setting, in theory a great plot, but too long in battles, personally to gruesome and as a lover of killer whales ... yup didn't like their portrait of hunting down people. (which didn't influence the rating ;-) )
Not sure whether I'd go for another Reilly book.