Ice Station Zebra

Ice Station Zebra

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The nuclear submarine "Dolphin" has impossible orders: Sail beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of research station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice pack somewhere within the Arctic Circle. But the orders can't prepare the crew for what they'll find if their mission is successful -- that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage and one of the survivors is a killer ...
Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2011
Edition: First Sterling edition
ISBN: 9781402790331
Branch Call Number: MACLEAN A
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 04, 2018

Escapist ,yet realistic cold war novel.
Over the top? Debatable.
Author did his research? Oh, yes.
Entertaining? You bet. Not too long & not too slow. Just Goldilocks fine.

Aug 05, 2017

This is one of Maclean's best thrillers, and is very suspenseful (and typically outlandish in some parts.) It's not obvious what's actually going on and who is a "good guy" until long into the story. The time spent aboard the sub under the ice is especially nerve-wracking. Recommended for adventure story lovers.

May 26, 2012

The story is written by a Scotsman with excellent knowledge of submarines. His story characters onboard U.S. submarine Dolphin all speak in British English, using words and phrases no American would ever use (such as "rubbish" instead of trash). I could only take 3 chapters of this, and quit. I frankly don't care what Dr. Carpenter will do at Ice Station Zebra, since I am constantly distracted by the incredulousness of U.S. Navy personnel using Britishims when speaking. A real let-down.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at MPL

To Top