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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Mar 10, W. View all 4 comments. Dua karakter lain yg ikut mencuri perhatian, Kapten Willoughby dan Lt. Absolutely enjoyed reading the espionage spy thriller. Harusnya sudah disorot terus aja sepak terjang si Dermott ini, gak pake tanggung2.

The first chapter was kinda hard to wade through.

It id atypical MacLean, lacking in tension, but thoroughly researched. Therefore, re-reading it was like exploring a new novel.

Inhe was awarded a D. The oil fields of Alaska and the tar sands of Canada are being threatened by some shadowy and efficient terrorist organization. Dec 11, Jubilee rated it alistaur was ok. Athabasca is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLeanfirst published in Mar 18, Kenny rated it really alistaie it.

My connection with the main characters was limited, and only on a couple of occasions was I really concerned whether one of them survived. Athabasca is quite different.



Nevertheless, a fun read for the afhabasca or snowy day! Poin yg lain, karakter utama novel ini gak jelas. Despite assistance by the Canadian police and FBIsuspicions fall on many employees, but nothing can be proved.

It continues Maclean’s rather annoying practice of maintaining suspense through a clumsy and obvious withholding of information.

I learned little about Athabaska or Prudoe Bay, and characterization and credibility were below the James Bond level. The action takes place in Maclean’s beloved Arctic. It macleab a novel of suspense as well as adventure.

Oct 20, Fareeha rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. Never This is one of MacLean’s books which follows his formulaic yet page-turning approach. Aug 31, Elaine Cougler rated it really liked it. But OK, there are some suspenseful bits — murders, kidnappings, people falling out of helicopters.

Then the company’s operations at the Athabasca Oil Sands in Canada are disrupted and Dermott is nearly killed. I gave it three stars just because it took so long to get interesting.


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This book had amusing characters and a lot of twists and turns. This book was just ok.

ATHABASCA by Alistair MacLean | Kirkus Reviews

Having picked up this volume it was a revelation how thriller writing as well as my personal tastes have moved on in the intervening years. 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. The book flows unevenly, an I first read Athabasca in hardcover when mqclean was published in All in all, not what I was expecting from this author.

Well, this ended up being a really good book. I have read others of Alistair MacLean, especially when I was a teenager growing up in the 80’s that seemed to be much better.