Novel by Alistair MacLean
Filmed, starring Rock Hudson
, Ernest Borgnine
, and Secret Agent Man Patrick McGoohan
Twisty espionage novel, with men pitted against Arctic winter and an unknown killer. MacLean's villains are not the psychopathic serial slayers of horror novels but ruthless, calculating enemy agents. The ice station of the title is a British meteorological station under siege from within.
MacLean's winter is an implacable enemy, natural forces that seem sentient.