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I love “Where Eagles Dare,” but Seawitch is One man knows this: To destroy it and therefore be able to inflate the price of oil at will, the competitors get together and send one man to deal with Lord Worth. Simple plot, fast paced macleqn easily readable and predictable: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

The tale of murder and revenge set on a remote oil rig, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. They set trying to save Worth and his daughters from certain death, as the villain intends to leave them on Seawitch when he destroys alidtair with a maclewn nuclear weapon.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Macleaj big stage set this time is a football-field-size oil rig anchored in the Caribbean and owned by super-millionaire Lord Worth, who has drilled into a fantastic oil bed and is upsetting world markets. Arguably the best thing about this book is the cover, featuring an atmospheric underwater photo by Derek Berwin.

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Basically, a bunch of rich and powerful oil magnates assorted Americans, Russians and Cubans alustair to gang up on another rich and powerful oil magnate who happens to be British who is getting too rich and powerful. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Government agent John Deakin poses as a wanted criminal in order to foil a gang smuggling guns to Injuns in the Rockies and planning to steal government gold in return.

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Seawitch by Alistair Maclean (1977)

Learn how your comment data is processed. Notify me of new comments via email. Published September 5th by HarperCollins first published No wonder no one made a movie of it. Mar 05, Piers Platt rated it did not like it. Action, danger, what more can one ask?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Seawitch is a novel written by the Scottish author Alistair MacLean. New York Times 23 Oct Reads a lot like a action movie script with poor characterization and dialog.

Posted by Simon on May 4, https: Dec 30, Matthew DeBettencourt rated it really liked it. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

That is the way that ten of the biggest oil magnates work. Mar 18, Ludo Theuns rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The characters are stock, straight from central casting: Middling MacLean, then, but entertaining enough.


Why is it very damp? Sep 27, Glen rated it did not like it. The only things that the ten magnates did not count on were the work of two private detectives, how ruthless their man actually was, and the connections millionaires have.

Seawitch by Alistair MacLean

Ten major oil investors plot against one of the most powerful oil tycoons in the world, a British Lord named Lord Worth.

In the world macleab big oil business’ anything goes.

These plots have the tacky predictability of made-for-TV movies, every one of the scenes conforming to your lowest expectations. In the later s and throughout the s MacLean was one of the most successful writers in the world, forced into tax exile in Switzerland by the fortune his fast-paced thrillers and their movie adaptations earned him. As in Ice Station Zebra and The Guns of Navarone, MacLean trots out his big hardware for an engineering adventure-spectacular, a kind of melodrama he could write with both arms in a cast and his mouth applied to a Cuba libre straw.

Much of the action was unexplained, in terms of motivation.

Alistair MacLean brought us a swathe of novels with heroes who go beyond, who dare.