"MacGyver on Ice" was written by Mark Daniel in 1986. It was published by Armada in the United Kingdom. To the best of my knowledge, it is the only original MacGyver book that has been written. Though this story was written in 1986, it could possibly be set long after the 7th. season and the tv-movies. It's more likely that it took place between the first and second seasons, during the time that Pete moved from the DXS to the Phoenix Foundation. MacGyver might have retired from the DXS and Pete gets him to join with the Phoenix Foundation or maybe back with the DXS. Anyway, the book has MacGyver living by himself in Alaska, retired from working for the government. Pete Thornton comes to visit him to talk him into helping them stop a deadly threat- Abe Roscow. In the Alaskan wastelands, Roscow, a crazy general, has developed a bacterial time-bomb which threatens to wipe out the neighbouring Russian population. Only one man can break through Roscow's ingenious security defences and abort his deadly plan- MacGyver, the fast thinking loner who combines a brilliant mind with formidable physical strength.
(Some of the above is taken from the back cover of the book) The book is pretty good. It is reminiscent of a first season episode. It is packed with action and MacGyverisms. MacGyver does curse more than usual, but since the author had probably only seen the first season of the show, he probably based this on that and we know that MacGyver did curse occasionally in the first season. And of course, he almost never curses after that. We also find out a lot about MacGyver's history and his background. The book does not have any chapters but has 126 pages. MacGyver seems more like the MacGyver of the first season. He's younger with a shorter haircut and he's more brash. He's still the same loving and caring MacGyver but also a little more stubborn. I totally enjoyed. [..]