‘Alistar MacLean is one of the few people writing today who has a story to tell’ Daily Express. ‘A magnificent storyteller’ Sunday Mirror. ‘The most successful. MacLean’s last novel, Partisans (), only made it onto the Times bestseller list for one week, in the #15 slot; loyal readers, perhaps, are. Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. AMSTERDAM AIRPORT HAS DISAPPEARED.
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We know the good guys always win yet in Floodgate I never doubted it. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Well, eventually it’s announced that the terrorists want Holland to pressure Britain into pulling out of Northern Ireland; otherwise, the guerrillas will use missiles and nuclear devices to blow up dikes and flood the entire country.
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I enjoyed it, sure, but it’s far from his best. Now, for such a negative review, you would be led to assume that there is something fundamenta So here it is, my premier book review, my first theoretical step into the vast community of Good Reads, and my cardinal venture into the unknown sphere of literature commentary.
Account Options Sign in. Not one of Alistair Macleans best stories but still worth a look, terrorists are holding the dutch government to ransom by threating to blow up dams and other waterways if they do not accept there demands.
I have read other Alistair MacLean books that I have enjoyed more. The premise is interesting enough- macleaj are holding the Dutch to ransom, threatening to breach dykes and canals and flood the country. We appreciate your feedback.
It is a rare example of inter-novel continuity in MacLean’s writing, as one of the characters in his previous floodbate Puppet on a Chain makes a re-appearance. Well written, good cast of characters and some teasing excitement but a disappointment for me.
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Marshall rated it did not like it. Books by Alistair MacLean.
In case macleean are, just for the record, I am not a terrorist. The latest book that I read is called Floodgate, by Alistair MacLean, and it is a very intriguing story. But things pick up a bit later on–and the dike-bombing notion, if under-developed, may appeal to fans of techno-disaster suspense.
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A mysterious terrorist organization known as the “FFF” has detonated a mine which bursts dykes in the Netherlands and caused massive flooding of Amsterdam ‘s Schiphol Airport. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Van Effen is a good character, a sort of tragic hero with no emotions, but whom we would like to see deeper, to see the story affect him personally.
Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. May 25, Abe rated it really liked it. This fooodgate doesn’t come close to his better works.
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After awhile, a nuclear threat is introduced into the equation. In he joined the Royal Navy. So here it is, my premier book review, my first theoretical step into the vast community of Good Reads, and my cardinal venture into the unknown sphere of literature commentary.
The hare-brained and confusing plot, the confusion of characters with similar names, the misogyny cranked beyond ignoring, the fact that the same three characters can change disguises and fool everyone multiple times, the hackneyed bad guys, the fact that character names are simply recycled from his previous books I may be inexperienced in this category, but this has been the first book that I’ve read that is so aggressively populated with speech marks, and due to this, I found myself continuously loosing my place within conversations, and confusing which character was talking at anyone time.
The sheer weight of the dialogue really brings this book down a star, if not two, because it’s so heavy handed, so clunky, so bad, so unnecessary. This one I could barely make myself finish, and that was in the silly hope that something might actually redeem it by the end. Common terms and phrases Agnelli smiled Alistair MacLean amatol Amsterdam Annecy Annemarie believe boat brandy canal Caracha cellars cheroot Colonel course criminal criminal mind Dam Square damn Daniken dear Dekker Dessens detonation door Druckmann Dutch dyke Effen looked Effen smiled Effen thought expected explosives eyes face fact Flevoland friends gentlemen girls going Gropious guilders Hagestein hand Haringvliet head helicopter Hunter’s Horn Ijsselmeer inside jenever jonge jenever Joop Julie Kathleen kilometres Krakers ladies Lelystad Leonardo Lieutenant van Effen machine-pistol mean Meijer mind Minister minutes missiles Netherlands never Northern Ireland nuclear devices O’Brien Paderiwski palace person Peter radio reason Red Army Faction Riordan Romero Agnelli Samuelson schnapps seat seemed Sergeant shook sorry spoke suppose sure talk tell Texel there’s things threats told tomorrow tonight Trianon turned understand Vasco voice watch What’s Wieringa word Ylvisaker.
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