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by Alistair MacLean

  • Author: Alistair MacLean
  • ISBN: 0002220059
  • ISBN13: 978-0002220057
  • ePub: 1450 kb | FB2: 1990 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; First Edition edition (September 25, 1980)
  • Pages: 252
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 466
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Athabasca ePub download

This book is not primarily about oil, but is based on oil and the means whereby oil is recovered from the earth, so it may be of some interest and help to look briefly at these phenomena

This book is not primarily about oil, but is based on oil and the means whereby oil is recovered from the earth, so it may be of some interest and help to look briefly at these phenomena. What oil is, and how it is formed in the first place, no one quite seems to know. The technical books and treatises on this subject are legion-I am aware that, personally, I haven’t seen a fraction of them-and they are largely, so I am assured, in close agreement-except when they come to what one would have thought was a point of considerable interest: how, precisely, does oil become oil?

Athabasca by Alistair MacLean provided entertainment for me while we were storm stayed in beautiful Beckley, West Virginia, during the Blizzard of '93. It was a good mystery and a fast, suspenseful read.

Athabasca is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1980. As with the novel Night Without End, it depicts adventure, sabotage and murder in the unforgiving Arctic environment. It is laid in the oilfields and oil sands fields of Alaska and Canada and includes a considerable amount of technical detail on the operations

One of those finely honed instincts that comes into operation about ten hours too late.

One of those finely honed instincts that comes into operation about ten hours too late. aybe - but almost certainly not. John was murdered. "Shot? Knifed? What?""Nothing like that. I didn't examine him. I knew that Mr. Morrison and you wouldn't want me to touch him. I didn't have to examine him. He's outside, it's thirty below, and all he's wearing is a linen shirt and jeans

Athabasca - Alistair Maclean Athabasca is mystery whodunit set in the wilds of the Alaskan Oilfields. Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy

Athabasca - Alistair Maclean Athabasca is mystery whodunit set in the wilds of the Alaskan Oilfields. Two very different oil companies are receiving threats of sabotage, yet no demands have been. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster.

The nail-biting tale of sabotage set in the desolate frozen wastes of two ice-bound oil fields, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense, Alistair MacLean. SABOTAGE! THE VICTIMS Two of the most important oil-fields in the world - one in Canada, the other in Alaska. THE SABOTEURS An unknown quantity - deadly and efficient. The oil flow could be interrupted in any one of thousands of places down the trans-Alaskan pipeline. THE RESULT Catastrophe

Alistair Stuart MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 - 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. His works include The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare - all three were made into popular films.

Alistair Stuart MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 - 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. He also wrote two novels under the pseudonym Ian Stuart.

Night Without End. DEDICATION (

Night Without End. DEDICATION (. Tired of having my exposed hands alternately frozen, I had dropped my book, zipped my sleeping-bag up to the chin and was drowsily watching him carving figurines from a length of inferior narwhal tusk when his hands suddenly fell still and he sat quite motionless.

They are not, with the public's eye on both them and us, going to come and hold our hands because of any anonymous threat by some anonymous crackpot. Mackenzie said, "So it amounts to this. until actual sabotage occurs, you can expect no outside help. So far as preventive measures are concerned, you're dependent solely upon Bronowski and his security teams.

The nail-biting tale of sabotage set in the desolate frozen wastes of two ice-bound oil fields, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.SABOTAGE!THE VICTIMSTwo of the most important oil-fields in the world - one in Canada, the other in Alaska.THE SABOTEURSAn unknown quantity - deadly and efficient. The oil flow could be interrupted in any one of thousands of places down the trans-Alaskan pipeline.THE RESULTCatastrophe.One man, Jim Brady, is called in to save the life-blood of the world as unerringly, the chosen targets fall at the hands of a hidden enemyâ?¦
Fast Lovebird
Sadly this book was like many of MacLean's later ones - apparently churned out to fulfill a book contract. The basic premise is interesting - a double-pronged set of attacks on an oil field and the Alaskan pipeline - but I just couldn't get interested in the characters. The head of the good guys is a cartoon cut out - more worried about his unending supply of daiquiris than actually doing anything to help solve the case. There are all sorts of items that pop up and then vanish - some mysterious papers in a frozen man's jacket that vanish when he thaws out, but we never hear what was in them or why they were worth stealing them. The oh-so-rich owner of the investigative agency is also oh-so-dumb - his agents make a very good case on why he should send his wife and daughter to safety, lest they be kidnapped to use as leverage, but when the wife and daughter pout and object to be left out of the action he immediately agrees to let them stay. Can you guess what happens next? Sorry, the book doesn't hold a candle to his early work,

Another annoyance is that the Kindle version has a number of typos. Some are minor, like a missing period or quote, but there is one spot where a sentence makes no sense at all, and a few paragraphs later you realize it's because part of another sentence got copied into the screwed up one. Very sloppy production values.

Save your time and go back for a re-read of his other arctic thrillers!
Uafrmaine
One of Alastair MacLean's latter efforts lacks some of the punch and excitement of his earlier books, but I've read almost all of them by now so new tricks are getting scarce. Still a great, interesting read. As always, you get some background details that enlighten as well as entertain ala Ian Fleming's Bond books. Background detail and situations are realistic. Greatly enjoyed the book! Basic plot is that an unknown group is setting up the disabling of the Alaskan pipeline from both the Canadian and American sides and while trying to get ahead of the saboteurs, we also have to figure out what they really want and who they are....
LeXXXuS
No was does cold weather thrillers like Alistair MacLean-- H M S Ulysses, Where Eagles Dare, Bear Island or Night Without End. Athabasca is one of his later books written when the social landscape was changing and therefore not quite as comfortable as his WW II novels. But he has still penned an excellent thriller and if you are a fan then be sure and read this one. If you have exhausted MacLean and aren't ready to leave this era, I would also recommend Helen MacInnes.
Charyoll
Somewhat of a 'silly' plot - not worth the read.
BlessСhild
Plot and characters lacked verisimilitude of any sort and the climax was a bit of a fizzle. Fortunately, the author's writing style kept me going.
Kare
This book was well written and full of adventure. The suspense lasted all the way through till the very end.
Varshav
Not nearly as good as his usual novels. Disappointing!
A good read; interesting characters and settings. Definitely up to Maclean standards.
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