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The Ice (1991)
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Reader's Digest Auswahlbücher 186 : Die Eisfalle. Das späte Geständnis. Das Fest der Tiere. Freiheit auf Bewährung av Reader's Digest
The world's most hostile environment just became even deadlier... Brutal, unforgiving, and breathtaking-for American biologist Kathy McNeely, much of Antarctica's lure lies in its dangerous beauty. Part of an international research team sent to study the long-term effects of an oil spill on the ecology, Kathy's focus is on the penguin population. As she uncovers a mysterious new threat to the birds, a sudden blizzard drives more than snow to her team's remote field camp. Archaeologist-turned-adventurer Brian Hurley isn't the kind of man to stay in one place very long. But the fierce whiteout conditions force him to postpone training for his record-breaking sledge run to the South Pole. He's not the only one stranded at the scientists' camp-a pair of cagey energy contractors and a dogged L. A. journalist also wait for the severe weather to pass. As the storm rages on, a dangerous and potentially deadly spate of accidents plagues the Ice. Missing supplies, damaged equipment, and communication errors-too many to be coincidence-spur rumors of sabotage. Someone is conducting unsanctioned research in protected areas, and they've discovered something so valuable, they will do anything keep it secret.
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