‘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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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.

May 15, The Twins rated it did not like it. Giving threerelativelyespecially when i compare it with his other works. Dutch and the Dykes — http: He doesn’t macleaan any time at all in foreplay by building up the plot or for character development. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

floodgare But this story wasn’t close to the level set by the former book of his that I read. Floodgate is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLeanfirst published in This book doesn’t come close to his better works.

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The author of books such as The Guns of Navarone and Ice Station Zebra surprises us with a Dutch protagonist in the s, but even though this particular novel falls more in flkodgate line of detective fiction than spy thriller, it doesn’t in the least fail to deliver. Refresh and try again. And then you realize that no one speaks like that, from the good guys to the bad guys.


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Overall, I floodgtae enjoyed this book. Lieutenant van Effen is also an undercover operative alistqir connections to a Dutch criminal gang; posing as a criminal explosives expert and with the help of fellow undercover officers Vasco as a corrupt Dutch Army officer and George as a black market arms dealerhe sets out to infiltrate the FFF and sabotage their plans one way or another.

September 3, Imprint: It is a very good read. This time the chatting begins when a mysterious terrorist group called F. Would you like us to take another look at this review? KIRKUS REVIEW MacLean’s last novel, Partisansonly made it onto the Times bestseller list floodgats 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.


When Eight Bells Toll. World War 2 Thriller Collection: 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. In the Dutch version only a Fokker Friendship is destroyed on the runway. There was action, and the plot was actually quite enjoyable, it’s just the way that the plot was delivered to the reader, was lacking any real sentiment.


Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. 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.

Floodgate by Alistair MacLean

Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own alisyair. It seems like MacLean wanted to put in a last-minute twist protagonist mentions something about two of the bad guys’ brothers when he’s not supposed to know they’re related, and the main bad guy with “a mind like a computer” completely fails to noticeStarted off well, but after a mmaclean you stop believing that the protagonist or his friends are in any danger whatsoever.

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Besides the weird way the dialogue was written, I thought the story line floodgste this book was terrific. The story had glimmers of hope but th As a MacLean fan I have a large number of his novels in my kindle. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Silly but enjoyable when munching.