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3.24.2014

Storming the Black Ice ~ Review

Storming the Black Ice
Pacific Rim Series 3
By Don Brown

I was drawn to this book by the cover and when I read the back cover copy I was intrigued.  A vast untapped and newly discovered oil reserve beneath the ice of Antarctica.  A race against time and nations to claim this priceless resource is about to begin.

Alliances are forged in secret while military maneuverings mask hidden agendas.  Lines are about to be crossed and there may be no way to stop the threat of war from becoming a fact.

The first couple chapters seemed to drag just a bit, but it was setting the stage for what was to come, and believe me once the action starts it really rivets you, holding your attention until the last word.

I really like how the main characters are forced by circumstances to face the decisions that they have made over the years, decisions that have had an affect on others and not just themselves.  The current circumstances in which these characters find themselves open (in some cases) their eyes to God and their need to have a relationship with Him.  The question of what is really important in one's life is explored and it is a thought provoking book that is not preachy.  The characters changes of heart are believable and totally within the realm of possibility.  This is not a point A to point B to point C story, there are side-trips that have an effect that is the catalyst for change.

If you like action with flawed characters with whom you will connect you need to read Storming the Black Ice!  This is one book that won't leave you feeling adrift!

I received a free copy of this book through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.


Book Description

When British geologists discover the world's largest oil reserves under the desolate, icy tundra of Antarctica, Britain and Chile form a top-secret alliance for control of petroleum resources that will rival the economic power of OPEC. 
But when their discovery is uncovered by an Argentinean intelligence officer, a surprise-attack against a secret British outpost in Antarctica triggers a war. Britain and Chile are in a military standoff against Venezuela and Argentina, and when the war escalates, Britain asks America for help. 
For two couples separated by the battle, the outcome will be either love reunited or devastating heartbreak. 
For a young British boy living with his mother in London, his father’s life is on the line. 
And for Pete Miranda, an American sub commander detailed on a special military assignment to his father's homeland of Chile, will his fate be a crushing death under the icy-cold waters of the Antarctic Ocean, or a future of life, light, and a second chance for love?