By Alistair MacLean
Bear Island is located at 74 degrees, 28 minutes North, 19 degrees, 13 minutes East. It's dark there most of the year. So why anyone would want to go there is beyond me. Yet, in this book, a movie cast, including actors and directors, is headed to Bear Island aboard a small ship, with the ship's crew and doctor aboard. Suddenly, people start dying, seemingly of natural causes, although the doctor is suspicious. After they reach Bear Island, more people die, one disappears, and the doctor and a crew member set off in search of the missing man.
So, what's going on here? Is the doctor really a doctor, or is he something else? Why have they gone to this dark, desolate place? And why are people being bumped off?
I looked on Google Earth, and Bear Island does turn up. Some lunatic actually went there and took photographs, and posted them online. It looks very much like the illustration on the front cover of the book, and fits with the descriptions of Bear Island in this book. I really have no idea why anyone would want to go there, but someone must have for Mr. MacLean to have such good descriptions in this book. While this wasn't my favorite book, it wasn't bad. I'd say it's worth 3 stars out of 5.
So, now for the surprise: Somehow, I've ended up buying 2 copies of this book. So I'll send it to one of you! It's sort of a "Happy Spring" present. Leave me a comment telling me why you want this book (even if it's "Just Because"). Maybe I'll choose the best comment, or maybe I'll use a hat, or a random number generator, or maybe I'll just pretend I'm still 8 years old and say, "Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe!"
Happy Thorsday, everyone!