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Keith Beaumont, an ace British Arctic troubleshooter and scientific expert is despatched to research base Target-5 on the icepack near Greenland to intercept a Soviet defector named Gorov. The defector is carrying secret documents detailing a submarine defence network. The contents could upset the balance of world power, so when Beaumont and Gorov are tailed by Soviet troops, they must head towards the edge of the ice pack in a perilous journey. This is a short but thrilling novel firmly set in the 1970s, the action scenes will satisfy even the most undemanding of adventure fans and a point of interest, this Colin Forbes classic proves there was much life in his writing before he created his British super-spies Tweed, Paula Grey and Bob Newman. Well worth checking out
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage    -   stopping a saboteur/spy Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   surviving elements in wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Search for technology?    -   state secrets

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Southeast Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   North Pole    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship    -   submarining    -   drowning Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   crushed    -   frozen    -   flamed    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals)    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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