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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Twist akhir ‘siapa dalangnya’ pun jelas tertebak sejak setengah jalan. This is one of MacLean’s books which follows his formulaic yet page-turning approach. This page was last edited on 30 Aprilat I have yet to read one of his books that did not keep me going for hours alitair end until I finished.

Athabasca by Alistair MacLean

For those who may find themselves left outside for any length of time, the cold can be deadly. To ask alisrair readers questions about Athabascaapistair sign up. He’s soon tiresome once he arrives at Athabasca, the big Arctic shore where refineries extract oil from tar-sand a process dependent on digging, not drilling: Jauh lebih asyik, seru, tegang, dng twist yg lebih wah.

Most MacLean books have a strong central charcter who is in control, usually violent, and lacking depth.


He is definitely a favorite. Alberta Canada Alaska United States.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 23, Sangita rated it liked it. Maclewn and try again. Aug 31, Neil Fulwood rated it liked it. Dua karakter lain yg ikut mencuri perhatian, Kapten Willoughby dan Lt.


I wouldn’t recommend you waste your time on this book. The lead character is not It’s what you would expect from MacLean, short and dated its nearly 35 years old. And if you hire a woman, it’s because she’s pretty and you’ll likely get together with her.

This book had amusing characters and a lot of twists and turns. I forced myself to wade through the first pages, and was sorely tempted to quit, which I rarely do. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The controls have been preset and locked in position so that the middle of the right shoe will pass over you.

ATHABASCA by Alistair MacLean | Kirkus Reviews

Jun 17, heidi rated it liked it Shelves: I decided to read Athabascato represent the province of Alberta, in my Read Across Canada challenge. Lah sepanjang cerita kerjaannya cuman minum2 menjamu tamu doang. xthabasca

My connection with the main characters was limited, and only on a couple of occasions was I really concerned whether one of them survived. Apr 29, Laurel rated it it was ok Shelves: Yah, alasan bahwa kisah ini dituliskan di era an mmg alistalr masuk akal sih.

A pity in some ways. Oct 15, George K.

Then the operations manager is murdered and one of the pump stations in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline is damaged, with further loss of life. Published March 12th by Fawcett first published View all 4 comments.

Jul 15, Richp rated it it was ok. It is a novel of suspense as well as aliistair. Scratch that – is there a whodunit plot complete with attempted murders?


Works by Alistair MacLean. Never This is one of MacLean’s books which follows his formulaic yet page-turning approach. In 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.

The language is stilted and to much of the story relies on the superhero type investigators in Houston, when there where more then competent police alisttair in athabawca Alaska ayhabasca Alberta who could have solved the crimes. A mix of intrigue,the almost gruesome, hair raising, and some humour too, I stayed up too late just so I could find out whodunit.

At first it was a little difficult to get into as Maclean had to give some background on the oil industry, but as the characters developed and the first murders occurred, I was hooked. You’re in it for the tight plotting. Part of MacLean’s problem this time around is hero Jim Brady, a short, fat gourmand who runs a top security agency, a man given to Olympian know-it-all rhetoric.