Athabasca by Alistair MacLean – book cover, description, publication history. Industrial sabotage in the Alaskan oil fields allows MacLean (Force 10 from Navarone, Ice Station Zebra) a ton of background padding—which. The nail-biting tale of sabotage set in the desolate frozen wastes of two ice- bound oil fields, from the acclaimed master of action and GE! THE.

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I first read Athabasca in hardcover when it was published in View all 4 comments. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 10, W. There are no zthabasca topics on this book yet. Jim Brady jelas pemilik Brady Ent. Overall a fun, light read.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. I may or may not finish this one The novel commences with Jim Brady and his team being employed to stop saboteurs, but ends up with murders and kidnapping.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Athabxsca have read others of Alistair MacLean, especially when I was a teenager growing up in the 80’s that seemed to be much better. Therefore, re-reading it was like exploring a new novel.

The investigators also make a federal case out of the fact that there is no alcohol allowed at these workstations and contrive to bring large amounts with alistaiir. Feb 16, Grace rated it really liked it. His attempts at female characterization are abysmal. Written by the famous thriller and grand adventure author: Inhe was awarded a D.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He is a great screenwriter macleaan well as author of the books. Notwithstanding the foregoing it could be that my unreliable memory has aggrandised his earlier works.



Alberta Canada Alaska United States. Well, when a processing plant is half-wiped out half, so athabacsa the victim is still alive and worth ransomingBrady’s suspicion falls upon some security agents, who have the most know-how for the crimes. I wish he was still around.

Feb 25, Thrivi Subramanian rated it really liked it. Lah sepanjang cerita kerjaannya cuman minum2 menjamu tamu doang.

ATHABASCA by Alistair MacLean | Kirkus Reviews

The damsels in distress are stereotypically passive, and while the ending of the book isn’t exactly predictable, it wasn’t exactly new, either. Alistair MacLean has a perfunctory, highly descriptive and engaging style.

Plot about Industrial espionage in the oil fields of Alberta and Alaska and the fearless 2 investigators and their fat, likable, rum swilling boss. Sep 11, Surreysmum rated it liked it Shelves: Unlike most MacLean novels, I found that I rememered almost nothing beyond the extortion of the Alaska pipeline.

The athabassca is directly in the path of Dragline One, which, as you can see and hear, is now only a few feet from you. Despite assistance by the Canadian police and FBIsuspicions fall on many employees, but nothing can be proved. Athabascq needed this book for my challenge.

But OK, there are some suspenseful bits — murders, kidnappings, people falling out zlistair helicopters. Wouldn’t you think that they could split the team in two? You are a MacLean completist. It was intriguing, but it was too wordy. Macleaj those first slow-moving pages, MacLean must set the scene in terms of providing the reader with page after page of technological information and jargon, regarding how the tars sands are accessed, how the pipeline works, and how the gigantic oil fields are laid out, over several thousand square miles.

Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre. The controls have been preset and locked in position so that the middle of the right shoe will pass over you. It id atypical MacLean, lacking in tension, but thoroughly researched. athabwsca


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Twist akhir ‘siapa dalangnya’ pun jelas tertebak sejak setengah jalan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Maybe it was the year it was writtenmaybe it was the genre of the time spy and thrillerbut it has poor research, especially when it comes to the Canadian part of the book.

When the operations manager of an oil company operating in Prudhoe Bay in Alaska receives a mysterious anonymous threat of sabotage, his superiors call in Jim Brady Enterprisesa firm of oilfield specialists. All in all, not what I was expecting from this author. He introduces a plethora of characters, many of them minor.

Athabasca First edition UK. Not as tightly plotted as his earlier works but still an entertaining read. Dua karakter lain yg ikut mencuri perhatian, Kapten Willoughby athabsca Lt. I found it difficult to keep all of them straight. It was interesting to look at this book both through the lens of today’s worries about terrorism and sabotage, and thinking back to the fears that North American automobiles were going to run out of gasoline on highways in the 80’s.

On a plus side, the tar sand fields of northern Alberta, in the depths of winter, make for an interesting location for solving sabotage and murder. Works by Alistair Athabxsca.