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‘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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The Way to Dusty Death. Based on this hazy memory, I’ll give it 4 stars. The story had glimmers of hope but the suspense one expects from a MacLean novel was absent. To go into detail with this thesis, I base this on the sheer volume of dialogue, throughout the book. Peter Van Effen, a senior officer in the Amsterdam police force, is called on to investigate a group of terrorists who are threatening all of the Netherlands with devastating floodwaters.

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But these thoughts don’t cross their mind. Jan 28, Sam Mosholder rated it really liked it. I fear I am now through most of his better novels and am scraping by on much of his mediocre work. A senior Dutch policeman goes undercover and penetrates this laistair, who is coincidentally linked to a couple of other groups he’s been working on, and with the help of a couple of friends, helps to save the day.


He disguises himself as an explosives expert and worms his way into their operation, but can he discover what their floodgatte target is without revealing his identity to the very men who have been after his life for years? Sep 11, Alistaire King rated it really liked it. May 12, Steve Howarth rated it really liked it Shelves: I kept reading to the end, in the hope that the story would shift up a gear and provide a worthwhile climax. When Eight Bells Toll. Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

Refresh and try again. The Dark of the Sun. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Dutch and the Dykes — http: 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. Whether or not these two points are interlinked, I am undecided but I found due to the characters nattering on most of the time, there didn’t seem to be too much progress alustair the storyline.

I’ve been a MacLean fan for years. Force 10 from Navarone. For great lengths of time, there’s nothing but dialogue malean you just want something, anything to happen.

Floodgate by Alistair MacLean

I like it because for me I want the story to be a high octane thriller and these foreplays are just the opposite. Paperbackpages. Eagle in the Sky. The other quality that stayed true in both the book is something that I love. Floodgate is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLeanfirst published in Not one of Alistair Macleans best stories but still worth a look, terrorists are holding the dutch government to ransom by threating to blow up dams and other alistait if they do not accept there demands.


Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, maxlean the acclaimed master of action and suspense. It is a good book.

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. I may be inexperienced in this category, but this has been the first book that I’ve read that is so aggressively populated with speech marks, and due to this, I found myself continuously loosing my place within conversations, and confusing which character was talking at anyone time.

Then – bizarrely, indifferently, the novel.

Even worse, plot development was mostly delivered by way of long, An un-thrilling thriller. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Interesting premise, but not one of MacLean’s better efforts.

Contrivance follows coincidence as he tries to convince the reader that the stakes are high. Well, eventually it’s announced that the terrorists want Holland to pressure Britain into pulling out of Northern Ireland; otherwise, the guerrillas will use missiles and nuclear devices to blow up dikes and flood the entire country.

Nov 10, B. The review must be at least 50 characters long. My library Help Advanced Book Search. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. Item s unavailable for purchase.

Floodgate Alistair MacLean Snippet view – So, after proving himself to the F.