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He takes a cool-boy attitude towards the whole idea. Learn more More Like This. The entire first page described about the Peacemaker colt,its dangers and what happens to muscle tissue etc if a bullet was lodged inside a body. Nice to read your thoughts about MacLean and his works.

When the hook lands and catches onto the base of a cannon, the twine has magically evolved into a 1 inch thick rope which Calvert then uses to climb the cliff. I enjoyed it so much I read it again.

But then, I saw a few other books by the same author, this Alistair MacLean, at macleaan library sale. Just the good stuff, for a joyous and breathless pages.


I highly recommend this book, its one of my favorite reads. I had trouble caring what happened to any of the characters, and could easily have set it down at any time. Alixtair the author of The Guns of Navarone, this is a ridiculous but sometimes tense adventure-mystery about “”the best secret agent in Europe,”” Philip Calvert.

Yet he had to do it, had to get the information off of them.

Showing of 62 reviews. Just sit back and enjoy the roller-coaster ride that is When Eight Bells Toll. You are commenting using your Qlistair account.

When Eight Bells Toll

However, the pirates and their conspirators have plans to make Calvert’s termination somewhat more final. Technology, the roles of men and women, ect.

Calvert boards the ship under cover of night and finds that the two agents macelan aboard have been murdered. Calvert, held at gunpoint and wben to be killed, asks that the real story be explained to him, which Charlotte does.

Even the unimaginative Highland Police Sergeant seems to be acting a part.

This spoils the whole story. He’s easier to stomach in small doses. Gripping till the end. Their trail has led him to the wild maclan off the western isles of Scotland and it is here that the nailbiting sequence of events unfolds.


I like this book. When a pirate speedboat approaches, Calvert rams it, shoots the occupants and blows up the boat in vengeance for Hunslett’s death. On raising the anchorthey find the wyen body of Hunslett tied to it.

: When Eight Bells Toll (): Alistair MacLean: Books

He is pitted against a wily Greek shipping magnate who is hijacking gold laden ships in the Irish Sea. A mens adventure novel, not something that women would like. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

elght It has all the edge-of-the-seat suspense, and dry humour that millions of readers have devoured for years. Yes No Report this. But basically it’s about a lot of gold being stolen Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 15, B. That doesn’t happen very often. He then penetrates Kirkside’s castle, disabling the guards, and questions Susan.