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Return to Book Page. In the later s and throughout the s MacLean was one of the most successful writers in the world, forced into tax exile in Switzerland by the fortune his fast-paced thrillers and their movie adaptations earned him. Definitely not the best of Aliatair Maclean.

Mar 18, Ludo Theuns rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Alistair MacLean. It lacked MacLean class. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Even if people may get hurt.

This article about a thriller novel of the s is a stub. And never read this. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Sep 27, Glen rated it did not like it. There was a problem adding your email address. As in Ice Station Zebra maaclean The Guns of Navarone, MacLean trots out his big hardware for an engineering adventure-spectacular, a kind of melodrama he could write with both arms in a cast and his mouth applied to a Cuba libre straw. Het is ongelofelijk dat de reeks ailstair techno trillers die zo lang geleden geschreven zijn, ook vandaag nog zonder moeite de lezer kunnen boeien, zonder ouderwets over te komen.

Seawitcn man has to prevent this. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

He promptly kidnaps the daughters of his target, who has already found out about the plot, stolen some weapons from the Army and has fortified his super-dooper oilrig. This seems to involve getting trapped on the oilrig, being shot and easily killing off quite a lot of people.

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Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre. This is like a really cheap copy of the breath-taking scene where the Jackal states his demands to the French security forces in Day of The Jackal.

Lists with This Book. Unlike some later MacLean books this had, as Elvis would say, a little less conversation a a,istair more action.

I always enjoy this good, straight-forward adventure story. They hire a ruthless man to destroy the dream rig of their top rival.


But Lord Worth’s daughters are betrothed to the protagonists, Mitchell and Roomer, two former police detectives, now private investigators. Inhe was awarded a D. One man alisttair this: His love interest is weak and flat and silly, and just a tad whiny. A group of terrorists attempt to capture and destroy the rig.

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They set trying to save Worth and his daughters from certain death, as the villain intends to leave them on Seawitch when he destroys it with a stolen nuclear weapon.

Scoffield was a large, rubicund, smiling man, the easy-going essence of good nature. Stereotypical characters The characters are aistair, straight from central casting: Paperbackpages. The characters are stock, straight from central casting: Views Read Edit View history.

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To the fact that this was not precisely the case any member of his drilling crews would have eagerly and blasphemously testified. A good thriller to read for leisure. Oct 06, Srikanth Seawktch rated it it was ok. Luckily, he has also irritated maverick California cop, Ryder — by kidnapping his wife — so Ryder tracks him down, disarms his gang and kills him. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Roomer straightened from the key-hole of the main door of the armoury and reluctantly pocketed the very large set of keys for the carrying of which any ill-disposed law officer could have had him behind bars without any need for a warrant.


Believe msclean or not, I actually picked up this book because, shortly before seeing it, Alistair MacLean was a question or answer? Arguably the best thing about this book is the cover, featuring an atmospheric underwater photo by Derek Berwin. Now, he cares for only two things – Seawitch and his two high-spirited daughters. Grenades and Schmeiser submachineguns roar back and forth on the concrete rig while rival helicopters and submersibles rattle sabres at each other.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Lord Worth, ruthless and fabulously wealthy, has made a lot of enemies in the oil business.

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This one is a complete dud. Notify me of new posts via email. The only things that the ten magnates did not count on were the work of two private detectives, how ruthless their man actually was, and the connections millionaires have. So an ok read, but a bit strange – and don’t get me started on the two cardboard cut-out daughters – if anyone maclan the history of the world had ever spoken or acted as alistar do, I’d eat my proverbial hat!

Step in two discredited, but obviously superb ex-policemen, who are in love with the two daughters and who come up with a plot to get them back and foil the bad guys. Why is it very damp?