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Fire and Ice

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  122 Ratings  ·  14 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 (first published 1996)
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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 26, 2009 Jane rated it liked it
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
Jul 21, 2014 Brian rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
I really wanted to like this. Perhaps my expectations were too high, or perhaps I've been in an overly critical mood lately (which is entirely possible!), but I was never really able to get pulled in. The premise was solid enough, and for a time I was intrigued by what was coming, but I never really felt like the characters were whole or engaging. The whole thing just never really connected for me. That said, it was not unenjoyable, and there were some great moments. I'd recommend it for a beach ...more
Jan 02, 2014 Diana rated it liked it
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.
Feb 14, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it
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.
Apr 24, 2008 Evelyn rated it really liked it
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.
dennis barron
Aug 09, 2015 dennis barron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fire and ice. Paul garrison

Hold onto something when the action starts!!! An utterly fantastic read to the very end!! Full of nautical terms, but don't worry! You don't have to be a sailor to enjoy this book!!! Hope there is a sequel!#!!
Feb 22, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
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.
Aug 14, 2016 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
A nautical thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, though it did seem a bit far-fetched at times.(The villain of this story reminded me of a seafaring version of Ian Fleming's Dr. No) On the plus side, I enjoyed learning lots of interesting tidbits about sailing and navigation.
Bruce J
Dec 24, 2012 Bruce J rated it really liked it
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.
Sheldon Lehman
Jan 14, 2013 Sheldon Lehman rated it liked it
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.
Katharine Ott
Nov 17, 2016 Katharine Ott rated it really liked it
Shelves: action-adventure
"Fire and Ice' - written by Paul Garrison and published in 1996 by William Morrow and Company. A rousing sea, kidnapping story.
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