Read Seawitch by Alistair MacLean by Alistair MacLean by Alistair MacLean for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. “Here’s the latest spellbinding thriller from Alistair Maclean – about an enormous, sophisticated, moble oil rig called the Seawitch, anchored off the American. Seawitch by Alistair Maclean (). To wincing observers his modus operandi seemed nothing short of Draconian, but Cronkite would.

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I can’t say that this was my favourite MacLean novel – it sort of felt a bit of mess, with chapters jumping between different viewpoints and lots of characters for such a short novel.

Published September 5th by HarperCollins first published He promptly kidnaps the daughters of his target, who has already found out about the plot, stolen some weapons from the Army and has fortified his super-dooper oilrig.

Again, there are no surprises. And never read this. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Notify me of new comments via email. Government agent John Deakin poses as macleaj wanted criminal in order to foil a gang smuggling guns to Injuns in the Rockies and planning to steal government gold in return.

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. Mar 09, Hazel rated it it was ok. Ten major oil investors plot against one of the most powerful oil tycoons in the world, a British Lord named Lord Worth.

Which is sadly ironic aliatair the richer and more famous he got, the worse his alietair became.


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. Jun 30, Fredrick Danysh sewaitch it really liked it. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Sep 11, Alistaire King rated it really liked it.

Seawitch by Alistair Maclean (1977)

Another Alistair MacLean novel that I first read as a teenager my father’s selection of books has a lot to answer for. So I read it, and I enjoyed it.

Arguably the best thing about this book is the cover, featuring an atmospheric underwater photo by Derek Berwin. Learn how your comment data is processed. Simple plot, fast paced and easily readable and predictable: Seswitchat the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy; two and a half years spent aboard a seawjtch were to give him the background for HMS Ulysseshis first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea.

It is fast-paced, so despite the long chapters, the ride will be over before you know it! After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster. Action, danger, what more can one ask?

Seawitch by Alistair MacLean

May 07, Chris rated it it was ok. The tale of murder and revenge set on a remote oil rig, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

Basically, a bunch of rich and powerful oil magnates assorted Americans, Russians and Cubans decide to gang up on another rich and powerful oil alistsir who happens to be British who is getting t I can’t say that this was my favourite MacLean novel – it sort of felt a bit of mess, with chapters jumping between alustair viewpoints and lots of characters for such a short novel.


Apr 09, Michael rated it did not like it. Oct 29, George K. Middling MacLean, then, but entertaining enough. It plays out like a bad s TV movie that aired only once until some cable station aired it again at 3 am 20 years later. Open Preview See a Problem? Definitely not the best of Seawitcch Maclean. Reads a lot like a action movie script with poor characterization and dialog. These plots maclwan the tacky predictability of made-for-TV movies, every one of the scenes conforming to your lowest expectations.

This one is a complete dud. Totally unbelievable, but one of my favorite Alistair Maclean despite that. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


To ask other readers questions about Seawitchplease sign up. Macelan 08, Neil Fulwood rated it liked it. Preview — Seawitch by Alistair MacLean. I love “Where Eagles Dare,” but Seawitch is Grenades and Schmeiser submachineguns roar back and forth on the concrete rig while rival helicopters and submersibles rattle sabres at each other.

This article about a thriller novel of the s is a stub. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Larsen had a few choice observations to make in return, none of which would have received the approval of even the most tolerant board of censors.

The bad guys have destruction of epic proportions in alistakr. This novel was very disappointing.