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by Alistair MacLean

  • Author: Alistair MacLean
  • ISBN: 0708912168
  • ISBN13: 978-0708912164
  • ePub: 1784 kb | FB2: 1968 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd; Large Print edition edition (November 1984)
  • Pages: 464
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 779
  • Format: mbr lrf azw lrf
Floodgate ePub download

ONE. ‘It is clear that it is the work of a madman.

ONE. Jon de Jong, tall, lean, grey, ascetic and the general manager of Schiphol airport, looked and sounded very gloomy indeed and, in the circumstances, he had every justification in looking and sounding that way. ‘Insanity. A man has to be deranged, unhinged, to perform a wanton, mindless, pointless and purposeless task like this.

Floodgate is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1983. It is a rare example of inter-novel continuity in MacLean's writing, as one of the characters in his previous novel Puppet on a Chain makes a re-appearance

Floodgate is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1983. It is a rare example of inter-novel continuity in MacLean's writing, as one of the characters in his previous novel Puppet on a Chain makes a re-appearance. A mysterious terrorist organization known as the "FFF" has detonated a mine which bursts dykes in the Netherlands and caused massive flooding of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Unless their demands are met (.

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. Floodgate" started well, but ultimately it must be ranked as a weak effort from the downhill side of author Alistair MacLean's career. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 at the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy; two-and-a half years spent aboard a cruiser was later to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea. After the war, he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a school master. In 1983, he was awarded a . itt. from the same university. Alistair MacLean is now recognized to be the outstanding writer of our time in his own genre.

Houses in the village suffered moderately severe damage but there was no loss of life. It was presumed that the guards had fired at intruders and that a stray bullet had triggered the detonation. It was presumed that the guards had fired at intruders and that a stray bullet had triggered the detonation races of the guards or supposed intruders were found afterwards. In Germany, a group calling themselves the Red Army Faction, a well known and well organized band of terrorists, claimed that they had easily overcome the two-man guard at the US Nato arms dump near Metnitz

Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

The tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set in Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense, Alistair MacLean. Amsterdam airport has disappeared! BLACKMAIL - The mass of water in its place is the work of the FFF - an Irish terrorist group who want to force Britain’s hand.

Автор:Alistair MacLean. Simple, really,’ de Graaf said. It hasn’t occurred to you that the FFF didn’t have to let us know that they knew of the deaths. Gratuitous information, if you like. They would know that we would know this. They would know, as the Lieutenant has just pointed out, that we would know that someone had informed them and that someone would have to be one of us. They would be certain that we would check on the possibility of someone here having made a phone call, so they made certain that no one here made a phone call.

Winotterin
Literally all talk, no action. I've been a McLean fan since the 1960's, but this novel is beyond dull. Very disappointing. Chock full of McLean cliches - the stalwart hero of whom everyone is in awe, his team of helpers, his elderly boss, the love interest - but none of the action and suspense. The hero is always in command, and never in danger.
Madis
The plot idea for this work is ingenious, if implausible: a mysterious group of terrorists (the FFF) threatens to destroy The Netherlands' dikes with nuclear weapons unless British troops withdraw from northern Ireland. (Yes, you read that correctly: one country is threatened in order to blackmail another). The FFF consists of an odd collection of figures, including some with ties to organized crime, a fundamentalist preacher, and a surprisingly humane leader with mysterious motives. Detective Lieutenant Peter van Effen and his associates inflitrate the gang to try and stop their efforts. Of course there are a few stunningly attractive women hostages to gaze the men in admiration, and occasionally, offer some help.

Oddly, for a work of this kind, this book has almost no action, and what does happen is reported so matter-of-factly that it raises not a bit of excitement. There is much talk about who is doing what and going to do what, but most of what actually happens is off - screen. The climax of the tale is nothing but a weak fizzle: the bad guys turn out not to be very bad after all, and (with the action once again, off screen), we hear that they have been overpowered, tied up, and handed over to the authorities. It's as if the author had long since lost interest and just wanted to end the book.

"Floodgate" started well, but ultimately it must be ranked as a weak effort from the downhill side of author Alistair MacLean's career. Interestingly, Wikipedia reports that in the Dutch translation, Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport does not get flooded; instead, an uninhabited airplane is destroyed on the runway. Dutch readers will probably appreciate the many cultural referents, although other readers may find the profusion of names (van Effen, van Rees, van de Graaf, van der Kuur) a bit hard to sort out. There are plenty of better works by Mr. MacLean, and new readers should seek them out.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
I love Alistair McLean novels. They are entertaining and very good reads.
This one is no exception.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did
Cogelv
Always loved alisyair Maclean - recommend puppet on a chain
6snake6
This is a great read. MacLean does it again with an outstanding story.
Celen
MacLean did a good job of building suspend as the plot unfolded, but the whole plot unraveled in a paragraph. Too bad.
Whitecaster
The auther's heroes are a touch too "crafty".
Alistair MacLean never wrote a bad book they were all good
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