Over the last years I have really taken to fiction that is well researched and that displays in-depth knowledge of the topics it covers. Matthew Reilly displays an incredible amount of knowledge on tactics, armament, Arctic conditions and other elements present on this novel.
What makes it a book that you will NOT put down is the gripping, super fast action ride you embark on from page 1. Unlike Tom Clancy's books, which usually develop the context within the first 50 pages or so, Reilly drops his reader into an action roller coaster from the very first page of his book, developing the context as the story unfolds.
So far I have read Contest and Ice Station, and am halfway through Temple, and can wholehartedly recommend Ice Station to anyone who enjoys fun, good action books.