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Athabasca SABOTAGE THE VICTIMSTwo the most important oilfields in the world one in Canada the other in Alaska THE SABOTEURSAn unknown quantity deadly and efficientE RESULTCastrophe One man Jim Brady is calle

  • Title: Athabasca
  • Author: Alistair MacLean
  • ISBN: 9780385172042
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • SABOTAGE THE VICTIMSTwo the most important oilfields in the world one in Canada, the other in Alaska THE SABOTEURSAn unknown quantity deadly and efficientE RESULTCastrophe.One man, Jim Brady, is called in to save the life blood of the world as unerringly, the chosen targets fall at the hands of a hidden enemy

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      • Alistair MacLean

        Alistair Stuart MacLean Scottish Gaelic Alasdair MacGill Eain , the son of a Scots Minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands In 1941, at the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy two and a half years spent aboard a cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster In 1983, he was awarded a D Litt from the same university.Maclean is the author of twenty nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre Many of his titles have been adapted for film The Guns of the Navarone, The Satan Bug, Force Ten from Navarone, Where Eagles Dare and Bear Island are among the most famous.


    1. This is not one of MacLean's tightly-plotted masterpieces, but it does make a really satisfying head-movie on a hot summer day. The oil fields of Alaska and the tar sands of Canada are being threatened by some shadowy and efficient terrorist organization. Our two intrepid investigators are out to find out what's going on.Included: research nuggets about oil and the effects of extreme cold. Adorably crusty characters. Pretty girls. Hard drinking. Fisticuffs.Read if: You are a MacLean completist. [...]

    2. I decided to read Athabasca, to represent the province of Alberta, in my Read Across Canada challenge. Written by the famous thriller and grand adventure author:Alistair MacLean|26970], known for Ice Station Zebra and The Guns of Navarone, "Athabasca"' was going to be a wild and exciting ride. This was not the case. I forced myself to wade through the first 100 pages, and was sorely tempted to quit, which I rarely do. I needed this book for my challenge. The main characters are a trio of oil-fie [...]

    3. Dibandingkan novel2 Alistair MacLean yg lain, kisah yg ini jelas mengecewakan. Kurang seru. Twist akhir 'siapa dalangnya' pun jelas tertebak sejak setengah jalan. Latar belakang industri perminyakan besar sebenarnya menarik perhatian, namun kmdn, konjungsinya untuk mengadu dombakan industri tsb dgn OPEC jelas terlalu keblabasan menurutku. Yah, alasan bahwa kisah ini dituliskan di era 80-an mmg cukup masuk akal sih. Tp jk dibaca di jaman skrg, ya kmgkinan besar pembaca (aku) lbh lgs bisa menebak [...]

    4. Not a particularly good thriller. Two oilfields, one in Alaska and one in Canada, are threatened with sabotage, so a crack team of investigators is sent in. Every time something happens at one of the oilfields, the entire team goes in response; something then happens to the other oilfield. Wouldn't you think that they could split the team in two? 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 w [...]

    5. Alistair MacLean was a thriller writer who wrote Ice Station Zebra, The Guns of Navarone, Force 10 From Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, and many other great books.He also wrote this piece of crap.The action takes place in Maclean's beloved Arctic. Someone is sabotaging the Alaska Pipeline and the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta. Enter a bunch of "oil sabotage investigators", who come across like a bunch of retired CIA agents. These characters are such one dimensional stereotypes, you really [...]

    6. Maybe it was the year it was written (1980), maybe it was the genre of the time (spy and thriller), but it has poor research, especially when it comes to the Canadian part of the book. 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 services in both Alaska and Alberta who could have solved the crimes. I wouldn't recommend you waste your time on this book. I have read others of Alistair MacLean, es [...]

    7. This was simply dull, and not terribly well written. Plot about Industrial espionage in the oil fields of Alberta and Alaska and the fearless 2 investigators and their fat, likable, rum swilling boss. Would not recommend this particular MacLean.

    8. Copyright 1980 so an older book about the oil fields in Alaska and Canada. Interesting about how all of that stuff works but the story line was a little lame about who was sabotaging the pipeline.

    9. McClean was never a great writer but sometimes an interesting one who introduced me and others to exotic places I had not heard of. I learned little about Athabaska or Prudoe Bay, and characterization and credibility were below the James Bond level.

    10. This book was just ok. It continues Maclean's rather annoying practice of maintaining suspense through a clumsy and obvious withholding of information. I don't remember being annoyed by this as a teenager, but it sure does bother me now.

    11. This book had amusing characters and a lot of twists and turns. It would probably fit in the "cozy mysteries/adventure" category because despite several murders, it wasn't terribly dark or gruesome. Overall a fun, light read.

    12. "Αταμπάσκα", εκδόσεις ΒΙΠΕΡ.Απότομη αλλαγή περιβάλλοντος από το πρώτο βιβλίο του Μακλίν που διάβασα, στο δεύτερο. Από τα εξωτικά δάση της Νοτίου Αμερικής, όπου διαδραματίστηκε η ιστορία του βιβλίου "Το ποτάμι του θανάτου", στα παγωμένα εδάφη της Αλάσκας. Κάποιοι σαμποτέρ έκα [...]

    13. It's what you would expect from MacLean, short and dated (its nearly 35 years old). I only decided to read it because I was there last year rafting the river and padding across whats left of the glacier and I remember is work fondly. Compared to his early works the likes of The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare, Athabasca is not a great read. It starts slow, only raises the pulse once and dribbles away with a lame joke about an unlikely romance. The lead character is not [...]

    14. I first read Athabasca in hardcover when it was published in 1980. Unlike most MacLean novels, I found that I rememered almost nothing beyond the extortion of the Alaska pipeline. Therefore, re-reading it was like exploring a new novel.Most MacLean books have a strong central charcter who is in control, usually violent, and lacking depth. The books are driven by the plot. Athabasca is quite different. It has multiple protagonists, all of them only lightly fleshed out. The book flows unevenly, an [...]

    15. This is not one of MacLean's tightly-plotted masterpieces, but it does make a really satisfying head-movie on a hot summer day. The oil fields of Alaska and the tar sands of Canada are being threatened by some shadowy and efficient terrorist organization. Our two intrepid investigators are out to find out what's going on.Included: research nuggets about oil and the effects of extreme cold. Adorably crusty characters. Pretty girls. Hard drinking. Fisticuffs.Read if: You are a MacLean completist. [...]

    16. Alistair MacLean has a perfunctory, highly descriptive and engaging style. I have yet to read one of his books that did not keep me going for hours on end until I finished. He is a great screenwriter as well as author of the books. When one reads his book, the mind is caught up in the movie, even if the movie was never made. He is definitely a favorite. I wish he was still around. He can tell a story in half the space of many current authors, yet with all the detail. Of course, his Scottish, Bri [...]

    17. Even though now deceased, Alistair Maclean’s novels still live on holding their place amongst the best. Athabasca is one of his lesser known novels, but true to form reflects Maclean’s wealth of knowledge — this time on the oil industry. The novel commences with Jim Brady and his team being employed to stop saboteurs, but ends up with murders and kidnapping. It is a novel of suspense as well as adventure.For me the Prologue was unnecessary and the novel did take a while to engage the reade [...]

    18. This is one of MacLean's books which follows his formulaic (yet page-turning) approach. Tough resourceful duo - Check. Damsels in distress - check. Forbidden landscape - check. Ruthless villains with diabolical plot - check. Scratch that - is there a whodunit plot complete with attempted murders? Check. It also one of his novels based in North America, which understandably the author isn't too happy about (since he made his bones with gritty detective military/espionage setting thrillers). Never [...]

    19. A spark of interest (for me) was added to the formula in that it's set very close to home (Alberta), altho' i the alien world of oil production, as transmuted by MacLean's never-never-land imagination. There was one unusually striking scene where Our Hero was trapped in front of a huge - monstrously huge - mining machine, inching slowly forward, etc. Good stuff! [These notes were made in 1982:].

    20. This isn't starting out very interesting The first chapter was kinda hard to wade through. I may or may not finish this oneWell, this ended up being a really good book. I gave it three stars just because it took so long to get interesting. But it was a really good spy novel. Very one-plot and simple, but good.

    21. I remember reading Ice Station Zebra and as a kid thought that was very good, so I wondered how I would like this book as an adult. I was very disappointed. The book included a little good research but it was so slow, I think the book would have worked much better at half the word count. Definitely not one of the author's best.

    22. I always enjoy a good mystery and Athabasca fit this role perfectly. 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. 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.

    23. A tad too techinical for light, enjoyable reading. Didn't really care about the characters either. His first book I've read but am gonna read another one before judging him as a writer (irrespective of the world's opinion)

    24. Athabasca by Alistair MacLean provided entertainment for me while we were storm stayed in beautiful Beckley, West Virginia, during the Blizzard of '93. It was a good mystery and a fast, suspenseful read.

    25. A decent enough late MacLean thriller, took a little bit to get going. Not as tightly plotted as his earlier works but still an entertaining read.

    26. Alistair Maclean, a writer who was much famous during my college days. This is my first by him and it is a good racy thriller based on the oil industry in Alaska and Canada.

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