‘Alistar MacLean is one of the few people writing today who has a story to tell’ Daily Express. ‘A magnificent storyteller’ Sunday Mirror. ‘The most successful. MacLean’s last novel, Partisans (), only made it onto the Times bestseller list for one week, in the #15 slot; loyal readers, perhaps, are. Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. AMSTERDAM AIRPORT HAS DISAPPEARED.
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May 15, The Twins rated it did not like it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Terrorists attack the Dutch by threatening to destroy their system of dykes and flood the country unless their demands are met.
The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in The one that jumps on you is the thought that the main character is a heartless wrench who got no feelings or emotions even for the people with whom he is working with or for his relatives too.
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The author of books such as The Guns of Navarone and Ice Station Zebra surprises us with a Dutch protagonist in the s, but even though this particular novel falls more in the line of detective fiction than spy thriller, it doesn’t in the least fail to deliver.
Jul 02, Neil Fulwood rated it it was ok. Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. And that would be the major bone to pick with this novel, upon reading the blurb and indeed the beginning chapters, I felt certain I was in for a great book, but it was one that never really delivered on its strong promise, and was then done, dusted, completed and put to be, in a manner that described my entire experience, dull.
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The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in Van Effen is a good character, a sort of tragic hero with no emotions, but whom we would like to see deeper, to see the story affect him personally. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mavlean article needs additional citations for verification.
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I say this as a fan of Alistair MacLeanhaving read almost all of his books: Besides the weird way the dialogue was written, I thought the story line ,aclean this book was terrific. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed. It was an eventful and well planned out novel. There was action, and the plot was actually quite enjoyable, it’s just the way that the plot was delivered to the reader, was lacking any real sentiment.
From inside the mmaclean. But things pick up a bit later on–and the floodgwte notion, if under-developed, may appeal to fans of techno-disaster suspense. The characters are interchangeable, the dialogue abysmal. Psychological blackmail is prevalent throughout the story.
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He disguises himself as an explosives expert and worms floodagte way into their operation, but can he discover what their real target is without revealing his identity to the very men who have been after his life for years? After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Flooegate University, and became a schoolmaster. The premise is interesting enough- terrorists are holding the Dutch to ransom, threatening to breach dykes and canals and flood the country. The review must be at least 50 characters long.
Based on this hazy memory, I’ll give it 4 stars. Quite a passable beach read, but not a lot more. Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. May 27, Morgan McGuire floodgste it it was ok.
MAclean’s know how about the dykesthe bombs ,the floods – and all that in a simple language but never over-simplfying it The novel is about a band of terrorists FFF who blasts Dykes and do some other villianicsthereby putting the dutch macoean ransome.
Works by Alistair MacLean. A good premise, threatening the Netherlands by destroying the dykes, and a good start with the flooding of Schipol airport. I was anticipating an intestering book, given the history of the dike breaks and flloding in Dutch history.
He doesn’t spend any time at all in foreplay by building up the plot or for character d This is the second book that I am reading of Mr MacLean after ‘The puppet in a chain’. Please provide an email address. Contrivance follows coincidence as he tries to convince the An odd one, this.
Close F,oodgate a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. He doesn’t spend any time at all in foreplay by building up the plot or for character development.
Aug 12, Greer Andjanetta rated it really liked it. Not one of Maclean’s best. Los Angeles Times 6 May To go into detail with this thesis, I base this on the sheer volume of dialogue, throughout the book. Be the first to discover new talent!