Cold War (Tom Clancy's Power Plays, Book 5)

By Tom Clancy, Jerome Preisler

Unspoiled. Uninhabited. lower than attack…

On the wind-swept, ice-covered continent of Antarctica, Roger Gordian’s UpLink applied sciences has proven a systematic examine facility known as chilly Corners. yet its checking out of strength robot touchdown craft to be used on Mars is disrupted whilst one of many rovers disappears—along with the fix group despatched out after it.

Fear of discovery has brought on a renegade consortium—that is illegally utilizing Antarctica as a nuclear waste dump—to wipe out the UpLink base. Now, the boys and ladies of chilly Corners have simply themselves to depend upon because the consortium mounts its decisive strike opposed to the ice station—and the ultimate sundown plunges them into the entire darkness of a polar iciness…

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