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You are commenting using your WordPress. A lot of talking, a lot of boozing MacLean’s alcoholism was well advanced by this point but not much action till the last 10 pages. Of course, everyone expects the Big Earthquake to hit California someday, what if someone decides to help mother nature along.

A bit califirnia, perhaps, but Sgt.

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Works by Alistair MacLean. A bit draggy, perhaps, but Sgt. A definite pick-up after the poor Seawitchbut not a very memorable one from the author.

Especially early in the book, great chunks of time are spent with characters laying out the exact facts for other characters.

Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Would you like us to take another look at this review? The Dark of the Sun. They are the individualists who pursue their own paths, their own beliefs, their own foibles and what are commonly regarded as their own irrational peculiarities with a splendid disregard, leavened only with a modicum of kindly pity and sorrow and benign resignation, for those unfortunates who are not as they are, the hordes of faceless conformists amongst whom they are forced to move and have their being.


Facing resistance from within his own police department, he leaves his job and begins taking the law into his own hands. It just makes you think the author is a berk. What do they want? An obvious feature of all of them is they are all told in the third person — by an omniscient narrator. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Has anyone else heard of this printing error? Want to Read saving…. The evidence he forces out with his Fist of Terror seems at first unrelated to the thief of nuclear fuel — a cultured, sophisticated man of mysterious past and foreign extraction. The classic tale of terrorism, where a criminal fanatic is hell-bent on blasting San Francisco into the ocean, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

The police had made a record number of arrests of hoodlums whose greed in taking advantage of this unprecedented californi had quite overcome their sense of self-preservation and were still looting away with gay abandon when policemen with drawn guns had taken a rather less than paternal interest in their activities.

Dec 02, Neil Fulwood rated it liked it.

I lived In Calif from and I was in some very big and scary earthquakes. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

The Wikipedia entry on Alistair MacLean divides his 30 or so novels into four groups: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Mar 19, Iain Cosgrove rated it really liked it.

Burnett began to swear, with a fervour and singular lack of repetition that showed clearly that a considerable part of his education must have been spent in fields other than the purely academic, remembered that he was in the presence macelan ladies, reached for the Glenfiddich and fell silent. They are commonly known as eccentrics.

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Los Angeles is ringed by earthquake centres – seven massive ‘quakes so far. There are numerous long, wearily facetious passages like this.

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alistir A muslim fanatic named Morro has concocted an evil conspiracy: If exploded on California’s fault lines they could trigger off the mightiest earthquake of them all – killing half its population and dumping the entire city of San Francisco into the sea. America, like England, has much more than its fair share of those people in the world who choose not to conform to the status quo. MacLean starts the narrative in media res, a technique by which he commenced some of his absolute best thrillers, and maintains a reasonable pace.

After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster. Published June by Fontana first published Alistair MacLean macldan known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. Notify me of new posts via email. Ryder is tasked to find out and to prevent more disaster. Force 10 from Navarone. Alistair MacLean is the go to author for suspense thrillers. The Complete Navarone 4-Book Collection: Puppet on a Chain.