Tag Archives: Alistair MacLean

Book Review – Ice Station – Matthew Reilly

Scientist at a station in the antarctic discover what appears to be a spacecraft frozen in the ice deep below the station in a half water filled cave. While a team of US marines make their way to the station, half of the scientists disappear while diving to see the …

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Book Review – Icebound – Dean Koontz

Eight scientists plan to calve an ice berg away from the ice field in the Arctic but before they can retreat to a safe distance, an underwater earthquake does their job for them, but takes them along for the ride. Now they have to race against time to disable 60 …

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Book Review – Ice Station Zebra – Alistair MacLean

An urgent rescue mission by submarine to the Arctic to rescue the survivors of the weather station that caught fire turns into something more disturbing as they get to Ice Station Zebra. One of Alistair MacLean‘s most famous books, Ice Station Zebra, changes from tense submarine thriller, to Arctic survival …

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Book Review – South by Java Head – Alistair MacLean

A small group of soldiers, nurses, civilians, and a lost little boy escape the advancing Japanese army in Sinapore in a small ship. Their hopeful destination, Australia. In their way, enemies, both known and unknown. Written in 1957, South by Java Head was Alistair MacLean‘s third novel, and like his …

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Book Review – Bear Island – Alistair MacLean

A movie production crew head to the inhospitable Bear Island in the arctic circle to make a highly secretive film. There are more secrets to be discovered than just the movie though. Half set on board the arctic trawler Morning Rose and half set on Bear Island itself, the story …

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Book Review – When Eight Bells Toll – Alistair MacLean

Several ships carrying gold bullion have been hijacked and Secret Service Agent, Philip Calvert is on the case. Dealing with the ruthless hijackers as well as the treacherous conditions might be more than Calvert can handle. A classic example of Alistair MacLean‘s writing. The story, set in an enclosed space …

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Book Review – The Golden Gate – Alistair MacLean

A presidential motorcade is hijacked in the middle of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. A well organised team of criminals have just captured the President as well as two visiting royal Arabs. Everything has been thought of and planned out to the last detail. Well almost the last …

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Book of the Day – Ice Station – Matthew Reilly

Scientist at a station in the antarctic discover what appears to be a spacecraft frozen in the ice deep below the station in a half water filled cave. While a team of US marines make their way to the station, half of the scientists disappear while diving to see the …

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Book Review – Black Ice – Matt Dickinson

From the Publisher Antarctica is the coldest place on earth, and it’s where Lauren Burgess makes a scientific discovery that will transform human life. But then a strange SOS from the frozen wasteland puts everything at risk. A rescue has been mounted through the toughest landscape in the world to …

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Book Review – The Golden Rendezvous – Alistair MacLean

This is a classic thriller. A hi-jacked ship, an atomic bomb, and 150 million dollars in gold. Fast paced, intense and written in a style that keeps the pages turning. this is probably the tenth time I have read it and I still love each and every page. No swearing, …

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