Book: Fire Ice by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

Publisher: Michael Joseph, Genre: Action/Adventure

Year published: 2002

Status: Read, Year read: 2023

Main character: Kurt Austen

Summary: A hard line traditionalist is plotting to seize power in Russia and are using underwater technology too further their cause

Detail: With a glimpse into Russian history to set the scene and a heroic rescue of an American TV crew by Kurt, Kurt and his NUMA team find a secret submarine base and rescue the crew of a US sub. This leads to the finding of a shipwreck from the early 1900s, and a plot by a fanatical Russian to dominate the world.

The best bits: Kurt defeating the Cossacks

The worst: Generally a bit on the slow side, compared to some of Clive Cusslers books.