‘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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So the police start investigating.

Open Preview See a Problem? Cry of the Hunter. Alistsir follows coincidence as he tries to convince the An odd one, this. Unless their demands are met i.

For great lengths of time, there’s nothing but dialogue and you just want something, anything to happen. But these thoughts don’t cross their mind. MacLean’s last novel, Partisansonly made it onto the Times bestseller list for one week, in the 15 slot; loyal readers, perhaps, are coming to realize that the onetime action king is now the king of nonstop talk–padding out thin plots with yards of soporific dialogue. Started off well, but after a while you stop believing that the protagonist or his friends are in any danger whatsoever.

Naclean say this as a fan of Alistair MacLeanhaving read almost all of his books: You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Marshall rated it did not like it.

May 15, The Twins rated it did not like it. But all the action happens off-page, and the reader is left with a tension free trudge, as coincidence is piled on coincidence, and the threat is rendered ever more laughable.


Apr 30, Ishan Nag rated it liked it. A police version of partizans. And then you realize that no one speaks like that, from the good guys to the bad guys. MacLean was definitely not a man of the street, I’ll tell you that. Floodgate by Alistair MacLean by a thriller I enjoyed immensely.

September Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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. Power of the Sword. Published September 3rd by HarperCollins first published A mystery with a different twist – ‘terrorists’ blackmailing Britain by threatening to blow up critical dykes and flood Holland. It is a very good read. Jan 28, Sam Mosholder rated it really liked it.

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flooddgate Written in vintage MacLean style, crisp prose, good English and none of the profanity so prevalent in so many American novels.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. My only wish is that the author would make the character’s speech more authentic and life like.

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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. Retrieved from ” https: This article about a thriller novel of the s is a stub. Preview — Floodgate by Alistair MacLean.


The last 60 or so pages come close to generating tension in the classic MacLean style. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Floodgate by Alistair MacLean

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating maclexn gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Nov 02, Robin Gilbert rated it it was ok. Dec 19, Marvin Suther rated it liked it. The hare-brained and confusing plot, the confusion of characters with similar names, the misogyny cranked beyond ignoring, the fact that the same three characters alietair change disguises and fool everyone multiple times, the hackneyed bad guys, the fact that character names are simply recycled from his previous books After awhile, macoean nuclear threat is introduced into the equation.

I like it because for me I want the story to be a high octane thriller and these foreplays are just the opposite.

Floodgate Volume of Fontana paperbacks. The dialogue was wonderfully varied and refreshing, the characters were not intensely developed but were still better then most mwclean, the plot was interesting and the tense uncertainty kept me glued to the pages.

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