Allistair Maclean was one of the first authors whom I developed a preference for. Besides his thrillers, he has written an interesting book about James Cook, wich I seem to have mislaid somewhere - will whoever borrowed it please return it !
Evidently most of his books are out of print, so I guess we'll be in for a big 'comeback' in the near future.
Guns of Navarone; Alistair MacLean; Mass Market Paperback
An entire navy had tried to silence the guns of Navarone and failed. Full-scale attacks had been driven back. Now they were sending in just five men, each one a specialist in dealing death.
This is a good book with simple descriptions, interesting characters, and an exciting plot which holds you till the end. The characters are easy to relate to. The plot is riddled with crosses and double crosses which the author gives faint clues of throughout the story. The descriptions are brief but good and you imagine yourself there in the middle of the action. All in all, Guns of Navarone is a book I recommend reading.
Ice Station Zebra; Alistair MacLean; Paperback
The Dolphin, pride of America's nuclear fleet, is the only submarine capable of attempting the rescue of a British meteorological team trapped on the polar ice cap. The officers of the Dolphin know well the hazards of such an assignment. What they do not know is that the rescue attempt is really a cover-up for one of the most desperate espionage missions of the Cold War -- and that the Dolphin is heading straight for sub-zero disaster, facing hidding sabotage, murder . . . and a deadly, invisible enemy . . .Seawitch; Alistair MacLean; Paperback
When Eight Bells Toll (Eagle Large Print); Alistair MacLean; Hardcover
Where Eagles Dare; Alistair MacLean; Mass Market Paperback
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