Alistair MacLean "Night Without End"

Alistair MacLean "Night Without End"

Alistair MacLean "Night Without End"

 

Alistair MacLean

Men who live and work in the endless nights of the Polar ice-cap have to be tough. They have to know how to survive in conditions that would kill most of us in a few hours - temperatures many degrees below freezing, snow storms and ice blizzards, savage winds that blow for hours on end.

Peter Mason, Jackstraw, and Joss are experienced in these conditions. They understand the dangers of the cold, the winds, the storms. They understand and trust each other. A man’s life often depends on his friends. But when a passenger airliner crashes on the ice-cap near their remote weather station, they soon realize that a new danger has entered their already dangerous world. There are four dead men on the plane, but two of them died from bullets, not from the crash. Soon a fifth man dies. The ten survivors seem like ordinary people. But are they? Who is doing the killing ... and why?

 

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