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Storming the Black Ice by Don Brown

What if the largest untapped reserve of oil was found underneath Antarctica? Would that discovery set the foundation for the largest military war in the history of the world? Storming the Black Ice fictionalizes what that reality could be like.

In Storming the Black Ice, Austin Rivers is on assignment at a British outpost in Antarctica when it is attacked by Special Forces from Argentina. This attack leads to war at sea between the British and their allies from Chile and Argentina and their allies from Venezuela. The battle ensues and ships and subs are lost. The British are finally forced to seek help from the United States. Can this battle end before more lives are lost and more families are separated forever?

I feel like I am sort of on the fence about this book. It was a pretty interesting story and I really enjoyed learning a bit more about life in Antarctica. But, I think the book was too military to really excite me. There was too much jargon, too many maps inserted in the book. The characters seemed a bit flat and all of their relationships moved a bit fast. I don’t think I will be reading the rest of the books in this series. But, if you like military books, this would probably be a good one for you.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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