High Entertainment with Genuine Insight,
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This review is from: Of Ice And Steel: A Cataclysmic International Conflict Across Space And Time. (Paperback)
It's taken me four years to find a copy of this at a decent price. This is a hefty paperback, coming in at just under a pound in weight. High quality small press publishers are some of my favourite people to get books from :)
I've just finished reading the book in one sitting. It is highly entertaining and written using the author's main area of experience, submarine warfare and life aboard the warships of the deep. When you add a sturdy plot of a twenty-first century brush with Cold War/Cuban Missile crisis level events threatening World War III, it's intriguing. Add a time-lost U-boat and the tale moves on with vigour and style.
The opening section uses Cussler's tried dynamic of setting the scene with a historical vignette, but then this novel rolls off with a considerably more straightforward manner, spiced with detail but without hyperbole. It is a refreshing read and one I would recommend highly to fans of early Cussler and also admirers of Patrick Lee's 'The Breach' trilogy. Also essential for fans of war fiction and action thrillers.
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