Set in the not too distant future, Storming The Black Ice by Don Brown, is a fast moving novel about oil. Lots of oil. The British discovered a huge oil reserve under the ice of Antarctica. Britain and Chile enter into what they thought was a secret agreement to control the find. Argentina discovered the secret and her aggressive actions against a British outpost lead to war. Argentinian submarines attacked British submarines. Venezuela and Russia aligned themselves with Argentina. America was asked to help Britain.
The submarine battles are epic and the men who lead them are formidable opponents. The military strategies are so well described that the reader is drawn into them. Characters with compelling integrity and a despicable villain enhance the story. As the story develops, the author shows there is much more to this story than oil. There is much to be gained and much to be lost, by all sides.
This is a well written story about patriotism, honor, respect, faith and love. I recommend reading this book.
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