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Fire and Ice

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  77 ratings  ·  11 reviews
An electrifying debut thriller that pits a family against the merciless elements and a vengeful madman on the high seas.Doctors without a country, Michael and Sarah Stone bring aid to those in need in the equatorial Pacific. Tending to a stricken islander while his wife and young daughter, Ronnie, sail off to answer another distress call, Michael looks on helplessly as the...more
Hardcover, 389 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by William Morrow & Company
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Kristin Lundgren
A solid thriller about a man and his doctor wife who sailed the south China seas on their small yacht with their daughter, stopping at al the local islands and attending to people in distress. In reality they were running away from a past that had happened to them, not because of anything they had done. One day they get a distress call from a supertanker - someone needs help. But at the same time, on the atoll where they are to be picked up, is a man dying of gunshot wounds. The father, Michael,...more
Feb 27, 2009 Jane rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adventure lovers and seamen
Sarah and Michael are doctors on a small yacht. Together, with their daughter Ronnie, they sail to small remote islands offering medical services to those in need. Their compassion for others soon results in trouble when Sarah and Ronnie board a large vessel to attend to an injured Captain while Michael is left on an island to aid an injured native. It's not long before Michael realizes his wife is not coming back for him and is in some sort of trouble. Michael desperately searches for a way to...more
first novel, very fast paced.
Man, wife and child sail around Asia and help injured and ill. They are doctors. Wife and daughter are kidnapped by crazy guy who plans to blow up Tokyo.
Recommended by Shirley.
Perfect North
Fast paced novel with interesting characters. I would recommend this especially to someone who is familiar with sailboats and sailing terms,as I found the technical references difficult to follow - and the sailboat rigging and nautical terms were integral to the plot. This was Paul Garrison's first novel, and I would definitely recommend him and read more of his books.
Fast-paced and suspensful from beginning to end. Should read "Then Shipkiller" by Justin Scott before reading this book. Paul Garrison is a pen name for Justin Scott, and "Fire and Ice" was originally to be a sequel to "The Shipkiller." Both are quick, entertaining reads.
Drs. Michael and Sarah Stone sail the South Pacific providing medical assistance to anyone in need until Sarah and their daughter are kidnapped and Michael is left stranded on a small island.

Fast-paced. A David vs. Goliath theme. Movie rights were sold to Disney.
Sheldon Lehman
Beginning was a bang, ending was great, the middle slogged down a little. Overall, one can see why Cussler picked him to cowrite books. The style and storytelling are similar.
Bruce J
Good novel. Set in the south-pacific. Lots of suspence. Original. You might have a desire to take an astronomy course after you read it.
Curt J
nice exciting escapist book
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