Santorini. Alistair MacLean, Author Doubleday Books $ (p) ISBN MacLean (The Lonely Sea has trumped up so many aspects of this novel that he . Santorini by Alistair MacLean – book cover, description, publication history. MacLean’s last novel, San Andreas, falsely promised a return to the crisp energies of his earlier suspensers (Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles.

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John Talbot, of the British frigate and spy ship Ariadne, witnesses two nearly simultaneous tragedies: Jun 30, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it.


Santorini First edition UK. It seems like he as done a better job bouncing between locales in other stories.

He also wrote several original screenplays including Breakheart Pass and conceived an adventure drama for television entitled The Hostage Towers.

A slight spurt of action alistiar the novel as Cmdr.

This book took forever for me to read because yet again, no first names were used, only mmaclean usually, so hard to I really wanted to like this book, considering it was the last book he wrote before he passed away the following year, and chronologically it was right after my favorite book as a kid San Andreas, written by himself. Aware that it all seems Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He graduated with a,istair degree in English from Glasgow University.


Aug 29, Uday Saripalli rated it did not like it. Very little in the way of action and the end carries little impact. I kept wondering how things would change up and show that what we thought was happening was really happening at all. Views Read Edit View history. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Aug 24, Greer Andjanetta rated it really liked it. Sep 21, Satnorini Cozens rated it really liked it. This article about a thriller novel of the s is a stub. Santorino love Alistair MacLean books, but this one just didn’t grab me. This is a thriller set entirely in the Mediterranean Sea. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Return to Book Page. I recall reading a lot of Santprini books as a teenager. The elements are all there santorii somehow they just don’t gel. In the normal MacLean book you start with a mystery, and the hero of the book progresses through gaining the odd fact or clue here and there.

Annoying and it made it hard to route for them in some scenes. There were some ‘odd jumps’ where the scenario would abruptly change between the RN vessel and the White House; that was a bit jarring.


Be the first to discover new talent! But the next one I read of his will be one of his earlier works, usually regarded as his better stuff.

After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster. Lists with This Book. Got lost in the pile of other books to read.

Santorini – Alistair MacLean – Google Books

I think this is one of his later ones, and it was full of too-clever dialogue and not much action. The Ariadne picks up several survivors From the yacht, including its owner, the immensely wealthy Greek businessman Andropulous; from the airplane–soon revealed as an American bomber and now resting on the ocean alistxir picks up only a steady “”tick.

View all 3 comments. In the heart of the Aegean Sea, a luxury yacht is on fire and sinking fast.