‘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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I say this as a fan of Alistair MacLeanhaving read almost all of his books: Item s unavailable for purchase. May 09, Scott Holstad rated it really liked it. May 12, Steve Howarth rated it really liked it Shelves: Once again MacLean proves to be the master of his alistalr.

Works by Alistair MacLean. Undercover police are able to infiltrate the gang of terrorists who are bent on extortion for political reasons by blowing up dykes.

Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and alistsir as an outstanding writer in his own genre. The dialogue was wonderfully varied and refreshing, the characters were not intensely developed but were still better then most thrillers, the plot was interesting and the tense uncertainty kept me glued to the pages.

He disguises himself as an explosives expert and worms his way into their operation, but can he discover what their real target is without revealing his identity to the very men who have been after his life for years?

Based on this hazy memory, I’ll give it 4 stars. Dec 20, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: It left me with more questions than answers.

I like the storyline and concept but the way it is written drives me crazy.

Floodgate Alistair MacLean Snippet view – No trivia or quizzes yet. Again, the stilted talking never stops–with deadly, repetitive banter. I found this novel to be better written then the biography of Captain Cook I had previously read by MacLean, and look forward to reading more of his books in the future.


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Languages Italiano Edit links. When the Lion Feeds. Power of the Sword. There’s too damn much of it and it’s unrealistic! I read this in junior high, back inso I can’t remember anything about it except that it had to do with the Netherlands, and I really enjoyed it at the time.

My problem with this book was two-fold, those issues being the narrative alsitair of deciphering the story, and the pace of the entire novel.

Even though it was published in it is amazing the impact of the lack of technology such as mobile phones and any macleean of reasonable computer on the plot. The Dark of the Sun. May 27, Morgan McGuire rated it it was ok. In this book, the main character Peter Van Effen goes undercover flloodgate an explosives expert into a nefarious terrorist group called the FFF. Sep 19, Seamus Mahoney rated it it was ok.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Overall an enjoyable read.

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The idea behind the plot reads like an Al-Qaeeda terrorist alert drowning Amsterdam by threatening to blow up one of the city’s dams but there was not enough tension for my liking. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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 can change disguises and fool everyone multiple times, floodhate hackneyed bad guys, the fact that character names are simply mxclean from his previous books Shout at the Devil.

The real weakness, though, and this has been noted by many reviewers, is the dialogue. The Sound of Thunder. World War 2 Thriller Collection: Even worse, plot development was mostly delivered by way of long, An un-thrilling thriller. I have read other Alistair MacLean books that I have enjoyed more. On recollection, this bad experience has neither tarnished nor encouraged my opinion of the author, and the fact that I still hold true, that the premise fooodgate the book sounded very intriguing, I can see myself picking up another MacArthur book in the future, but in the mean time, it shall take one star, and I am therefor, born a legitimate book critic, Ha.


After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. Alistaid know how about the dykesthe bombs ,the floods – and all that in a simple floodate but never over-simplfying it The novel is about a band of terrorists FFF who blasts Dykes and do some other villianicsthereby putting the dutch at ransome.

For instance doing a thorough background check on your new recruits or having a rat in the police bureau. Refresh and try again. A mystery with a different twist – ‘terrorists’ blackmailing Britain by threatening to blow up critical dykes and flood Holland. Giving threerelativelyespecially when i compare it with his other works.

A senior Dutch policeman goes undercover and penetrates this group, 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. The Way to Dusty Death.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: 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.


I kept reading to the end, in the hope that the story would shift up a gear and provide a worthwhile climax. Mar 23, Wilma rated it it was ok. It is well-written for a book of the genre, although there are elements of the plot that could have been extemporised on if the book were longer. The other quality that stayed true in both the book maxlean something that I love.