Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Icecore: A Carl Hobbes Thriller by Matt Whyman

17 year old British hacker Carl Hobbes hacked in to Fort Knox just to prove that it could be done. The problem is the American government found out he did it. So they gave him a choice: tell them how he did it, or go to jail for a very long time. Being only 17, he chose to tell them everything they want to know. They take him to the Guantanimo Bay of the Arctic for questioning. There, he meets Beth, the girl who got him into this mess in the first place. He answers all the American's questions, but they think he's not being entirely truthful. Then, McCoy, one of the prisoners, breaks free and tries to escape. Carl and Beth are let out to try and stop him, so they head to communications tower to send out a mayday. McCoy is there, and the tower is blown up by a homemade vodka-bomb. Before the tower explodes, Beth and Carl escape by jumping out one of the tower's windows, and suffer no more than a few cuts and bruises. Then, they work on stopping a plane from landing. When that plan fails, they hop on a couple of snowmobiles and escape.

This book was extremely good. My Favorite character was Beth, with Carl pulling a close second. I really liked the ending, because, in my opinion, two pretty innocent people got away. Compared to other adventure novels I've read, this was probably one of the best. This book taught me that people aren't always what they seem. The vocabulary used in this book was appropriate for the age group. This author has a very good writing style, and he supplied plenty of detail, but not too much to make it disgusting or gruesome. I don't think that the author could have improved this story.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 10

Reviewer Age: 15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Highland, MI USA

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