Iceberg Setting & Symbolism

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Icebergs

Although the iceberg found by the Coast Guard plane in the beginning of the book appears to be a natural occurrence, it is rigged to manipulate actions by Hunnewell. This is the second iceberg Pitt and Hunnewell land on; the first is another iceberg which has been marked with red dye to lure Pitt and Hunnewell away from the iceberg that has the ship inside of it. Icebergs in this novel symbolize the cold reality of espionage

Yellow Helicopter

The helicopter is a two-seater civilian version of the Ulysses Q-55, capable of speeds up to 250 mph. It is painted bright yellow. It is extremely maneuverable and belies its bright color by being coldly efficient. The helicopter is symbolic of Pitt himself. He is handsome, but quick and strong as well.

The Catawaba

The Catawaba is a modern, fully equipped super cutter of the United States Coast Guard...

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