Ice Station Nautilus

Ice Station Nautilus

Book - 2016
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"Russia's new ballistic missile submarine, Yuriy Dolgorukiy, is being deployed on its first patrol while America's newest fast attack submarine, North Dakota, is assigned to trail it and collect intel. As the Russian submarine heads under the polar ice cap, its sonar readings reveal the trailing American sub and cause the Russians to begin a radical, evasive maneuver. This, however, fails and the submarines collide, resulting in damage that sends both to the bottom. The Americans immediately set up a rescue mission, sending a new submarine and a SEAL team to establish an ice camp Ice Station Nautilus and stage a rescue. The Russians also send men and material, ostensibly to rescue their own men, but the Russian Special Forces team is also there to take the American base camp and the American sub, leaving no survivors or traces of their actions. As the men in North Dakota struggle to survive, the SEAL team battles for possession of the submarine. Ice Station Nautilus is an epic battle above and below the ice, Special Forces against SEALs, submarine against submarine, with survival on the line"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250072153
Characteristics: x, 324 pages ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Aug 16, 2016

Day is done, gone the sun.

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SEBoiko
Aug 16, 2016

..., when at the North Pole, no matter which direction you turned, you were leaded south.

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wittybpl7 May 13, 2017

Read Alistair MacLean’s “Ice Station Zebra” instead. “Ice Station Nautilus” is not worthy and even seems to some extent plagiarized from the MacLean book. With lots of technical description, there was not much thought given to the plot. For instance: a unique, first-time rescue operation such as the one mounted here would almost certainly have been documented by video surveillance from within the mission itself and from without by satellite and even drones, with direct feed to the government agencies involved and constant communication in real time. That such a mission would have so little security attached seems ridiculous. These points seem almost to have been overlooked specifically so that the evil Russians could simply show up and start shooting people in the head. This violence was not worth having to read about because the book itself is just not good enough. I was so annoyed by this that I stopped there. I would not recommend this book and felt sorry I had spent the time reading as much of it as I did.

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