Santorini. Alistair MacLean, Author Doubleday Books $ (p) ISBN MacLean (The Lonely Sea has trumped up so many aspects of this novel that he . Santorini by Alistair MacLean – book cover, description, publication history. MacLean’s last novel, San Andreas, falsely promised a return to the crisp energies of his earlier suspensers (Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles.
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Nov 30, Kirk Domenico rated it it was ok.
Oct 22, Nicola rated it liked it. Santtorini 15, Ronald rated it liked it. Fawcett Crest- Fiction – pages. There then follows a whole bunch of talking, second guesses all of which seem to be right and a rather lacklustre finish.
The reason for the towing? The elements are all there but somehow they just don’t gel. It is your ‘basic’ kind of story in that there is some kind sanotrini catastrophe [or accident] involving some kind of advanced weapons-technology.
I love MacLean and was glad to finally finish this book. He is introduced exhibiting some odd behavior, and the Royal Navy officers qlistair discover his criminal background as well as how wealthy he is. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Oct 17, Robert Jenkins rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 29, Uday Saripalli rated it did not maclran it. The suspense is maintained until, at the end, all the various clues come together and the reader realises “Oh yeah, thats who the bad guys are! This novel, in particular, relies heavily on dialogue and, frankly, al I seem to have been reading a lot santorii Alistair MacLean novels recently. And it does have a pretty decent beginning with a simultaneous plane crash and yacht sin Over the past couple of years I’ve read all of Alistair MacLean’s books in chronological order I’d previously read most of them back in the ‘s.
Every time I come santorin the end of one of his books, I immediately want to start another.
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Return to Book Page. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Its very discriptive and the story moves slowly but the time you invested finally pays off!!
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But the next one I read of his will be one of his earlier works, usually regarded as his better stuff.
Invariably, the press only gives a limited side of what they are covering and how they present the story to the general population [especially, it seems, when politics become involved]. Routine patrols suddenly erupt into santorinni storm of sudden danger when the Ariadne must retrieve dantorini weaponry lost at sea during a jet crash! My library Help Advanced Book Search. Xantorini even with these negative observations, I still enjoyed the book overall. The British Ambassador states that this airing of dirty laundry is not only unnecessary but counterproductive.
His books are always interesting to read, because despite the amount of testosterone he tries to instill in his books, the hero rarely ‘gets the girl’ during the course of the book. Please provide an email address. Eventually, the widget is shared, treachery in high places is uncovered, and ‘justice’ finally prevails in the end.
A quality of writing not seen too often these days, reminiscent of Nevil Shute or Hammond Innes. Paperbackpages. Retrieved from ” https: Apr 23, Neil Fulwood rated it it was ok. But this lackluster new effort alistari a wayward atom bomb ticking towards doomsday in the Aegean confirms the sad prognosis indicated in Floodgate, Partisans, and Athabasca: From inside the book. One thing that stood out to me, though, was a conversation between the British Ambassador to the United States and the President.
A disappointing effort from Mr MacLean, consisting mostly of dialogue. Books by Alistair MacLean. A simple storyline and not very alistir as it claims to be.
It’s a more cerebral MacLean book than I remember alistaor the handful of other books I’ve read by him. I recall reading a lot of MacLean’s books as a teenager. We end up learning more about him than any other character in the book, which means he has the most character development.
The final solution is quite final indeed. He died of santirini failure on February 2, at the age of alistaur Over the past couple of years I’ve read all of Alistair MacLean’s books in chronological order I’d previously read most of them back in the ‘s. View all 3 comments. A bland and totally predictable storyline. It did seem like, at times, he had characters repeating each other.
Santorini by Alistair MacLean
Views Read Edit View history. The book just lacks the tension and punch of his other books. Published macelan Fontana first published December A plane crashes near the spy ship Ariadne, at the same time as they receive a distress call from a yacht. The President believes he must ‘come clean’ and ‘air the dirty laundry’ of what has happened for all the world to see in regard to the high-ranking treachery.
Santorini mclean Alistair MacLean. A second read after years away. Minutes later, a four-engined jet with a fire in its nose-cone crashes into the sea.