Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Man on Ice: Russia Vs the USA - In Alaska” as Want to Read:
Man on Ice: Russia Vs the USA - In Alaska
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Man on Ice: Russia Vs the USA - In Alaska

by
3.86  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Captain Rake Ozenna of the elite Eskimo Scouts unit and his fiancee, trauma surgeon Carrie Walker, are at his remote home island in the Bering Strait when Russian helicopters swarm in. As news breaks of a possible invasion, Ozenna realizes that the only way to save his Alaskan island community is to undertake a perilous mission across the ice.
ebook, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Severn House Digital
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Man on Ice, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Man on Ice

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-54
3.86  · 
Rating details
 ·  28 ratings  ·  14 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Alan
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent thriller and a fast paced adventure.
jeff popple
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Humphrey Hawksley has a good track record as a thriller writer and Man On Ice is another easy flowing and exciting novel. The story involves a Russian takeover of a small Alaskan community on the border between Russia and America. The military action takes place on the eve of the inauguration of a new American President and the story moves between the complex diplomatic manoeuvring in Washington and the on-the-ground action on the Alaskan island of Little Diomede. Fortunately island native Rake ...more
Breakaway Reviewers
Explosive invasion of Alaska by the Russians!

Captain Rake Ozenna and Dr Carrie Walker flew by helicopter to Little Diomede, Alaska for an emergency evacuation. The district nurse helped pregnant Akna whose waters broke.

The helicopter was delayed returning to its base by the bad weather. Carrie was worried about Akna who could die (in the cold conditions) as they were stranded.

The UK ambassador to Washington, D.C. hosted the dinner for the Prime Minister, Kevin Slater, and the US President-elect,
...more
Eileen Hall
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Humphrey Hawksley is a well known investigative journalist in UK and this is the first novel I have read by him.
Also he has such a distinctive speaking voice that I could here him speaking every word!
It's well written, covering the age old premise of Russian versus American protagonists, but coming from a different angle, namely the Arctic.
(Considering what is going on in the world just lately, very apposite!)
A good story, well told and I shall look out for more in the future.
Recommended.
David Gunner
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man on Ice: Russia vs the USA- in Alaska by Humphrey Hawksley
Rake Ozenna is a member of the elite squad called Eskimo Scouts. He takes his fiancé Carrie to visit his home in Alaska. His community is a remote island in Bering Strait. They arrive to find a medical emergency involving a 15-year-old pregnant girl. It is foggy and getting help is next to impossible. Carrie can only do so much. It is then that a Russian helicopter arrives presumably to remedy the situation. As it will soon be found ou
...more
Laura Graves
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Man on Ice, by Humphrey Hawksley, is a combination personal drama/political thriller. Set in contemporary times, just on the eve of a new President's inauguration, the Russians begin a military incursion into Alaska. When former Vice Presidential candidate, and Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin was spoofed by Tiny Fey, “I can see Russia from my house,” it is not entirely false, especially if the house is on the island of Little Diomede. Tensions run high there in the furthest reaches of Alaska as w ...more
NicCole
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eskimos are some of the toughest communities of people in the world. Majority of us wouldn't know that because they take pride in solving their own problems without the aid of outsiders, regardless of how much they can truly use another one help. But we learn just how they were left without much choice when an emergency arises and they were lacking resources in attempts to save the life of one of their own. In 'Man On Ice' written by Humphrey Hawksley, those honored to read this book soon discov ...more
Kim
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The perfect way to describe Man on Ice by Humphrey Hawksley is political thriller. The story is set two days prior to the inauguration of an American president, the narrative takes off from the very beginning and does not let up at all. At times, it very much has the feel of a nail-biting, roller coaster ride. The action starts on the island Little Diomede, Alaska and moves back and forth between Alaska and Washington D.C. While the two places could not be more different, the actions of these pe ...more
Sarah Nantais
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intensity, high-octane and thrilling are just a few of the words that should be used to describe Humphrey Hawksley’s Man on Ice: Russia vs the USA – In Alaska. This political thriller covers more than the tense relationships between the USA and the rest of the world: it gives readers human faces and buy-in to the threat of a northern invasion by Russia. Our protagonist, Rake Ozenna, is a soldier from Alaska who is returning with his fiancé to the island where he was born and raised. It is in thi ...more
Alexander Pyles
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There aren’t too many thrillers that choose to take risks with their premises, especially in a military ops thriller like Man on Ice, but Humphrey Hawksley is one author who does and it pays off. We find Rake Ozenna, an elite Eskimo Scout, bringing his fiancée, Carrie Walker, to his remote home on an island in the Bering Strait. Upon arriving the two are faced with a medical crisis, which pushes Carrie’s skills as a trauma surgeon to their limits. Rake’s island home and community is then caught ...more
Carly Rheilan
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A compelling political thriller and a great story

Here’s a taut, well written thriller that you will read in a rush of “What happens? What happens?”, but then think about for a long time afterwards. Set in an unspecified not-too-distant future, it tells the story of an international crisis triggered by an (initially rather insignificant) incident on the remote Alaskan border with Russia. There is plenty of tight, well-written action, and the characters - including several feisty women in differen
...more
John Andrews
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a terrific read, with Hawksley effortlessly moving the action from the frozen wastes of Alaska to the White House in Washington DC. There are plenty of authors (eg Lee Child or, for that matter, Ian Fleming) who write masterfully of violence and flaunt their knowledge of military equipment. What puts Hawksley above the crowd is the skill with which he deals with politics, or more especially geopolitics. (I loved his portrayals of the incumbent and about to be inaugurated US presidents an ...more
Jeff
First with this author & a fast paced, dynamic story with lots of grit. Fun read!
John L. Holden
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding Thriller

“Man On Ice” has it all: compelling story; memorable characters; and a fast pace that had this reader staying up late to finish it.
Mona Harrison
rated it liked it
Feb 04, 2019
andrew mc dermott
rated it it was amazing
Oct 20, 2018
Helen Mingin
rated it it was amazing
Feb 01, 2018
William R. Tedford
rated it it was amazing
Jan 17, 2019
Jack Muir
rated it it was ok
Feb 08, 2019
A HICKLING
rated it it was amazing
Mar 12, 2019
David
rated it it was ok
Nov 17, 2018
Helen Meads
rated it it was ok
Feb 12, 2019
Kim
rated it it was ok
Oct 30, 2018
MR P S TAYLOR
rated it really liked it
Jun 06, 2018
Maggie
rated it liked it
Sep 11, 2018
Jan Bilski
rated it liked it
May 13, 2018
Fiona Duby
rated it really liked it
Aug 13, 2018
DB in Richmond
marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2018
Pippa
marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2018
Zoe
marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2018
Mad
added it
Mar 14, 2018
Wilma
marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2018
Duffy
marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2018
T.M. Calhoun
marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2018
Diana Duncan
marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2018
J.L.
marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2018
Robert Cao
marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2018
3rdApache
marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2018
Kristian-Danielle
marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2018
Sunil Dube
marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2019
Krzysiek (Chris)
marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2019
Devansh Garg
marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2019
N
marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2019
Sophie
added it
Sep 17, 2019
Humphrey Hawksley
Mar 25, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Alexandre
marked it as to-read
May 06, 2018
Robert Cao
marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2018
April
marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2018
Richard
marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2018
Warren Thoms
marked it as to-read
May 08, 2018
Humphrey Hawksley
May 11, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
topics  posts  views  last activity   
From desert to ice 1 3 May 14, 2018 02:12AM  
19 followers
Humphrey Hawksley is a journalist and an author who has been a foreign correspondent for the BBC since the early 1980s.

Hawksley was educated at the Junior and Senior schools of St. Lawrence College, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), in the coastal seaside town of Ramsgate in Kent, in south east England.

After school, Hawksley joined the Merchant Navy, and sailed across the world.
...more