From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classicMillions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations b. From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic. Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the. : When Eight Bells Toll (): Alistair MacLean: Books.

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He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do Rereading this novel is not only a guilty pleasure, but sets off little bursts of memory, reviving my own self at 12, and the excitement and energy of innocent boyhood. Also, there are some references to a wince-inducing attitude towards women, alisgair is something that is very dated.

As always in a MacLean thriller, good triumphs over evil. For the film adaptation, see When Eight Bells Toll film. I can say that the story is able to put visualizations of the whole picture in your mind.

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It’s a fast reading, full of suspense and thrillers and a great writing too. When a Peacemaker bullet hits your leg you fall to the ground unconscious, and if it hits the thigh-bone and you are lucky enough to survive the torn arteries and shock, then belld will never walk again without crutches because a totally disintegrated femur leaves the surgeon with no option but to cut your leg off.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Calvert’s frantic search for the hijackers and for the hostages they hold takes him over the remote isles and sea lochs and forces him to make allies of some unlikely locals. My friends sometimes wonder how I know about hollow point and narrow bullets, and the first page of this book macoean the cause. For examples, the description of Peacemaker Colt, boat, its engine, batteries etc. His real wife is not dead, as is widely believed, but in a French nursing home — Charlotte Meiner is her cousin and also allstair threat.

I read this novel as I recall enjoying Alistair Maclean’s novels as a child.

An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, back to her home in North England, on a bizarre bus trip. Shame, but unnecessary convolution is as much a part of the genre as lovingly detailed descriptions of guns and anything with a motor cars, boats etc. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.

It has all the edge-of-the-seat suspense, and dry humour that millions of readers have devoured maclezn years. An action-adventure spy thriller. There were too many millions — maclewn lives — at stake. Aside from that, this work is flawless.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Investigations are being made by British Secret Service. Wuen cover of being marine biologists on a UNESCO project, they travel in the Firecrest, an outwardly normal but very specially equipped motor launch.

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I arrived back at the Firecrest at ten to three in the morning. Open Preview See a Problem?

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Want to Read saving…. When he returns to Firecrest, he finds Hunslett is missing. I was tired of reading a story in which the main character had been nearly killed a half-billion times for no stated reason.


It is very readable and the setting of the story is the Isle of Mull and a very thinly disguised Tobermory, a part of Scotland which I love. He likes snuffing around criminal’s lives.

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I read the story again. It was ok, not too good but not too bad either. May 21, Eighg Dickinson rated it it was amazing. While searching the surrounding area in a Fleet Air Arm HelicopterCalvert meets the occupants of a castleLord Kirkside and his teenage daughter Susan, who both clearly want him away well from the castle, and a fierce gun-toting local on his private island.