Film plays an important part of the mystery protagonist Joe Rush (marine doctor and bio-terror expert) is charged to solve. Deployed to the arctic region with sketchy orders, Rush finds himself trying to rescue the ailing crew of a disabled, advanced U.S. submarine, stranded on the ice. Like the constantly moving ice obscuring the cold ocean depths, little is what it seems to be, and a mistake could plunge our heroes into unknown disasters. For Rush and his crew are not the only ones racing to the rescue. An enemy sub is circling, trying to snatch secret technology from the U.S.
As if that is not enough, the U.S. crew is not alone on the ice. Something else is out there, something they unleashed that could impact the fate of the world.
White Plague is a great beach read; a thrilling page turner in an unusual setting, filled with twists and turns. I found the final pages somewhat lacking, but not bad enough to keep me from recommending this engaging read.
Added 13th June 2015