Arctic Wargame by Ethan Jones
Arctic Wargame is an action filled thriller from a new author, Ethan Jones. The story is set in northern Canada where 2 mysteries icebreakers are seen and then vanish. The Canadian government send Justin Hall to investigate. In the process of solving the mystery, he and his team are stranded, then steal U.S. helicopters, and help repel an invasion.
The action is fast-paced and well written. The plot has several interesting turns, not the least of which is who is behind the plot. The writing itself is crisp, with enough details on military weapons to lend credence to the writing, but not too much as to bore the average reader.
Perhaps the only minor flaw is the characters do lack some depth. They are interesting people, but the author does not expand greatly on their backgrounds. Perhaps in the second book in this series? Then again, for a thriller, it's the action that counts and Jones has that down.
Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. And I'm looking forward to buying the next book in the series!