A movie production crew head to the inhospitable Bear Island in the arctic circle to make a highly secretive film. There are more secrets to be discovered than just the movie though.
Half set on board the arctic trawler Morning Rose and half set on Bear Island itself, the story is your average MacLean thriller. People who do not appear to be who they say they are, events that taken separately are accidents but together are something more sinister, and a plot that holds on to its secrets right up until the end.
This is not one of MacLean’s best works, scenes often get bogged down with some of the conversation but still fairly enjoyable.