Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My #Review of Storming the Black Ice by Don Brown

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?

MY REVIEW-I have always enjoyed books by Don Brown. I have read all his other novels and while there were a couple things I didn't care for, overall they are very interesting and quite relevant for the world we live in today. I actually think this one might be my favorite out of the Pacific Rim Series. Nothing so exciting as submarine battles under the sea. Okay, I can think of some other exciting things but this is written very well and you feel the pressure put on the sea captains along with the tense situations many of the men are dealing with. And we can't forget the ladies either. You often think of the men in danger but you don't realize the stress the women who love them go through.

There are a lot of tech terms in here and language many people may not get. But even if you don't you still get the gist of what is going on. There is a lot of action under the water and above. Several situations that have you sitting on the edge of your seat and you don't even realize it until you are done with the book:) I finished this in one day and would so love for more to the story. Does Pete end up with Maria? And how about Austin and Meg? I totally loved Pete and Austin. Austin is hardcore military and one of those guys you don't want to go up against. Of course, you always have to bad guys who think they can take him on and beat him. Pete is dashing, a bit of a flirt and yet loyal to the core. His reaction after the submarine is sunk makes you want to cheer him on.

Again, an excellent book from Don Brown. Brings your military guys to the forefront and makes you pray for them all the more. I can't wait to see what he will bring us next!!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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