’Tis the season for mistletoe and holly, Santa . . . and suspense. And the gift that keeps on giving is Ice: premier thriller author Linda Howard’s breathless tale of a man, a woman, and a battle for survival against an unforgiving winter–and an unrelenting killer. Oh what fun it is to read.
Gabriel McQueen has only just arrived home on holiday leave from the service when his county-sheriff father sends him back out again with new marching orders. A brewing ice storm, and a distant neighbor who’s fallen out of contact, have the local lawman concerned. So he enlists Gabriel to make the long haul to the middle of nowhere, and make sure Lolly Helton is safe and sound. It’s a trip the younger McQueen would rather not make given the bitter winter weather–and the icy conditions that have always existed between him and Lolly.
But there’s no talking back when your dad is the town’s top cop. And there’ s no turning back when night falls just as Gabriel arrives–and discovers that the weather outside isn’t the only thing that’s frightful. Spotting strangers in Lolly’ s home–one of them packing a weapon–is all it takes to kick Gabriel into combat mode. And his stealth training is all he needs to extract Lolly from the house without alerting her captors. But when the escape is discovered, the heat–and the hunt–are on. And the winter woods are nowhere to be once the ice storm touches down, dropping trees, blocking roads, and trapping the fleeing pair in the freezing dark.
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Not as good as others
While ok, I feel there's too much attention given to the 'action' and not the relationship. I'm left wondering just what happens. While I wouldn't say "Don't bother", I would definitely recommend "Now You See Her" or "Open Season" before this one.
Nothing to see here...move along...
A couple of psychopathic drug addicts follow Lolly home from a convenience store intending to rob her and do her in. With the ice storm of the century closing in Gabriel is sent to make sure she has enough supplies to get through the storm. He stumbles on the criminal activity, helps her escape and the hunt is on.
To be honest it's not really all that good. Everything about it (characters, setting, story) is cookie cutter obvious. It's like one of those summer action movies. You just put in pretty characters, the trendy location of the day and a few explosions and voila you have a movie.