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Predator: Cold War (Aliens Vs. Predator) [Paperback]

Nathan Archer
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1 Jun 1998 Aliens Vs. Predator
Something has fallen from the sky over the icy Siberian wilderness. Very soon decapitated villagers, soldiers and pipline workers litter the tundra. The Russian authorities are baffled, but deep within the Pentagon data flowing from a number of secret satellites leads to a chilling conclusion - the Predators areback, their alien starship has crash-landed! A US team is sent to Siberia: their mission to secure the spacecraft and its invaluable technology for American military use. One of the few people on earth with firsthand experience of the Pedators, Detective Schaefer of the NYPD is press-ganged into accompanying the crack team. Schaefer, mistrusted by his companions, has just one ally, a feisty young female lieutenant from the Russian Army. Together they facr the sadistic hunters from the stars in a close encounter of the scariest kind.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; paperback / softback edition (1 Jun 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752816535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752816531
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning book for fans 12 Dec 2001
This book is brilliant if you can imagine the predators in your head, that descriptions and action keep you reading on. I struggled to put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Buy!!! 9 Mar 2001
By A Customer
I got this book 2 weeks ago off amazon and ive been reading 2 chapters per night ( only 9 nights cos i watch TV too) and i have to say that this is the first predator novel i have ever read i mean at the minute im up two when the police detective is kidnapped by the army so he can help them with a little problem they've got (two guesses wot that is) and up to now the books great. Ive seen both the predator movies and the only thing is that in this book it referes to the preds beeing in new york and one would think it is refering to the second film, BUT NO! its actually refering to another pred novel called predator: Concrete jungle (Ive just bought this book to but i haven't read it yet) so learn from my mistake and check b4 you buy a book that it is not the second or third in a line of books. Apart from all that ts still a great book and can be read without seeing other books but remember it refers to another book and the second pred movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Predators rule o.k 12 May 2000
By A Customer
For a violent sci fi novel this is great.I read this book shortly after seeing the film Predator and was amazed by the extremely good indepth detail on the story.The way the creature killed everybody with it's shoulder cannon before decapitating them with it's razor blade was so enthralling and enjoy the finale as well it is going to be big
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars action-packed, gory. 28 Jun 1999
By Matt Arminio ( - Published on
This book is awsome! With more action than you can shake an AK-47 at it made you always say "Just one more page." Detailed, exiting and entertaining!
"Hey Archer, we need more Predator books over here!"
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Ravaging! Pure Predator! 5 Oct 1997
By A Customer - Published on
I was very pleased with the second book of the Predator series. I look forward to more books(and hopefully another movie!). I would also appreciate any information on how I can publish my own Aliens vs. Predator book.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a disappointment after the first book 15 Dec 2000
By Kevin D. Flythe - Published on
Predator: Cold War caught my eye because it was a Predator book and I am a Predator fan. I was also pleased to see it was written by Nathan Archer, whose work on the previous Predator novel I had enjoyed. The biggest thing that hooked me, though, was the plot: Predators in Siberia! Cool, I thought! They usually hunt in the heat, so they're out of their element. Maybe that will give the humans an upper hand! Thoughts of all the wonderful potential this novel had danced through my head.
Unfortunately, it wasn't quite as good as all that. The aliens' ship crash lands in Siberia, and the book mainly focuses on the Russians and Americans having a race to get to it first so they can study it. The Predators are not in the book nearly enough, and there's also not enough killing (I know how that sounds, but this is, after all, a Predator book, and it's what readers both expect and want).
The plot moves along at a decent enough pace, but never really seems to kick in to full-speed. However, the russian female lead character (my utmost apologies, but her name escapes me and I haven't a copy of the book nearby) is a great character. Schaefer shows up too (the guy from the first book), which is really cool, and has some nice scenes of conflict with the russian gal, what with their clashing personalities. These are some good points to the book, but they aren't quite enough.
The ending, when it does come, comes far too quickly. I think this book could have been saved by having been made longer and, oh, I don't know, showing the Predators some more (since it is a PREDATOR book). If you're a fan of Predator, you'll enjoy the book somewhat, but if not and you just want to sample a Pred. novel for some reason, go with the first book by Archer, Concrete Jungle.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first book, but Predator fans will enjoy! 21 Jun 2001
By Michael Pappalardo - Published on
Concrete Jungle was the first novel in the Predator series, and probably the best. Cold War tries to maintain that same feeling from the first book, but ultimately is not as successful. The setting of the frigid Siberian Winter definitely delivers, and Predator fans may find it odd that the hunt is going on in such a cold area of the world, but that is explained by what seems to be a malfunction in the Predator ship that caused it to crash. Now, the angry Predators have invaded a Russian Oil Pumping Station to find the materials needed for their ship, slaughtering ANYONE who gets in their way...
Call in Detective Schaefer. Having first-hand knowledge of how to deal with the creatures after the New York incident the previous summer (the events in Concrete Jungle), General Philips abducts Schaefer during a drug-bust gone bad and brings him to a remote military outpost, where he is briefed on the situation. When Philips promises to give information on his brother, Schaef reluctantly agrees to go along. Soon the team of Detective Schaefer and Lt. Ligacheva, who lost most of her men in the initial Predator attack, must try to find a way to prevent the U.S. and Russia from launching all out war on each other to determine who gets 'custody' of the Predator ship, while at the same time fighting for their lives.
This book is very descriptive, and sets great environmental moods. However, it fails to deliver the same feeling that the first book did. There are also lots of questions that the book raises that are never answered which detracts from the story over all. Other than that, it is a great read and Predator fans are sure to enjoy it. The continuing story of Detective Schaefer and his quest to find out what happened to his brother is interesting and I hope to see more books in the future. The Predator novels are all adapted from Dark Horse Comics mini-series, so we may actually see this continuing story in the future after all.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great conclusion 25 Nov 2009
By Hatchling001 - Published on
Following the events of the first book Concrete Jungle, it was a great continuation on a book I already really enjoyed. If you like the other one you'll like this one.
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