By Alistair MacLean
A vintage mystery from the bestselling grasp of motion and suspense.
The atomic submarine Dolphin has very unlikely orders: to sail underneath the ice-floes of the Arctic Ocean to find and rescue the lads of weather-station Zebra, gutted via fireplace and drifting with the ice-pack someplace north of the Arctic Circle.
But the orders don't say what the Dolphin will locate if she succeeds – that the fireplace at Ice Station Zebra was once sabotage, and that one of many survivors is a killer…
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You could say that back, good friend. It’s worse than undesirable. mostly, there may be adequate air within the submarine to final us possibly 16 hours. yet good over part the air within the send, from right here correct aft, is already essentially unbreathable. What we've got left can’t in all probability final us quite a lot of hours. Skipper’s boxed in on 3 aspects. If he doesn’t begin the air purifiers up the boys operating down within the equipment area are going to have the satan of a task doing whatever. operating in near-zero visibility with respiring equipment on you’re virtually pretty much as good as blind — the floods will make hardly ever any distinction. If he does initiate the purifiers within the engine-room, the clean oxygen will reason the fireplace to unfold. And, while he starts off them up, in fact, that implies much less and no more strength to get the reactor operating back. ’ ‘That’s very comforting,’ I stated. ‘How lengthy will it take you to restart the reactor? ’ ‘At least an hour. That’s after the hearth has been positioned out and every little thing checked for defense. at the very least an hour. ’ ‘And Swanson reckoned 3 or 4 hours to place the fireplace out. Say 5, all advised. It’s decades. Why doesn’t he use a few of his reserve strength cruising round to discover a lead? ’ ‘An even larger gamble than staying placed and attempting to placed out the fireplace. I’m with the skipper. Let’s struggle the satan we all know instead of cube with the only we don’t. ’ clinical case in hand, Jolly got here coughing and spluttering his long ago into the keep watch over centre and began pulling on go well with and respiring equipment. Hansen gave him directions on how one can function it and Jolly appeared to get the assumption lovely fast. Brown, the enlisted guy who’d helped Cartwright into the keep an eye on centre, was once exact to accompany him. Jolly had no proposal of the site of the ladder top down from the higher engine-room to the equipment house. ‘Be as fast as you can,’ Swanson stated. ‘Remember, Jolly, you’re no longer knowledgeable for this type of factor. I’ll count on you again inside of ten mins. ’ They have been again in just 4 mins. They didn’t have an subconscious Ringman with them both. the one subconscious determine was once that of Dr Jolly, whom Brown half-carried, half-dragged over the sill into the keep watch over room. ‘Can’t say evidently what happened,’ Brown gasped. He used to be trembling from the trouble he had simply made, Jolly should have out-weighed him via a minimum of thirty kilos. ‘We’d simply obtained into the engine-room and close the door. i used to be best and abruptly Dr Jolly fell opposed to me — I reckon he should have tripped over whatever. He knocked me down. whilst I acquired to my ft he used to be mendacity there in the back of me. I positioned the torch on him. Out chilly, he used to be. His masks were torn unfastened. I positioned it on as most sensible i may and pulled him out. ’ ‘My word,’ Hansen acknowledged reflectively. ‘The clinical career at the Dolphin is having a coarse time. ’ He gloomily surveyed the companies determine of Dr Jolly because it was once over excited in the direction of the after door and comparatively clean air. ‘All 3 sawbones out of fee now. That’s very convenient, isn’t it, Skipper? ’ Swanson didn’t solution.