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Icebound
Icebound
ISBN-13: 9780000017116
ISBN-10: 0000017116
Publication Date: 4/5/1995
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Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 9
Icebound is a departure from Koontz's horror genre. This is strictly a techno-thriller. The action is nonstop--never a dull moment, and all very, very well done. It is about a group of scientists who are carrying out an assignment in the arctic...very believable scenario, I might add. As a result of severe weather storm conditions and sub-oceanic quakes, a large chunk of ice breaks off and they find themselves stranded on an iceberg upon which they had implanted explosives scheduled to go off in 12 hours. There are no American ships that can rescue them because of their distance and the severe weather. Only a Russian sub on a clandestine mission is close enough and has the ability to possibly rescue the team of scientists.

The stories of the men, especially the submarine captain, make you really care about the outcome. Although Koontz, in his afterword, is humble enough to diminish his technological detail as compared with a Tom Clancy, I found the whole thing so real that I was there! I love submarine adventures and to me, this numbers with the best of them.
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Helpful Score: 3
A tidal wave of storms, cold, a psychopathic killer, sixty ticking bombs..A continuous and sometimes futile battle against nature.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not your usual Dean Koontz, but an excellent read.
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I enjoyed reading this book very much.
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Not one of my favorite Koontz'
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