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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Sep 11, Alistaire King rated it really liked it.

A tad too techinical for light, enjoyable reading. Published March 12th by Fawcett first published Didn’t really care about the characters either. He’s soon tiresome once he arrives at Athabasca, the big Arctic shore where refineries extract oil from tar-sand a process dependent on digging, not drilling: Jul 07, Kelli rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 30, Patrick DiJusto rated it it was ok Shelves: Of course, his Scottish, British heritage lends him to great vocabulary and what.

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Here’s one quote, to give you a sense of what MacLean does macleean When the operations manager of an oil company operating in Prudhoe Bay in Alaska receives a mysterious anonymous threat of sabotage, his superiors call in Jim Brady Enterprisesa firm of oilfield specialists.

Oct 20, Fareeha rated it it was ok Shelves: Every time something happens at one of the oilfields, the entire team goes in response; something then happens to the other oilfield. This article about a thriller novel of the s is a stub.

You are a MacLean completist. Dec 11, Jubilee rated it it was ok.

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Athabasca by Alistair MacLean

Notwithstanding the foregoing it could alistzir that my unreliable memory has aggrandised his earlier works. This is one of MacLean’s books which follows his formulaic yet page-turning approach. This page was last edited on 30 Aprilat There are a few exciting moments, but the resolution of the crisis is anticlimactic.

Athabasca First edition UK. I may or may not finish this one 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.

And MacLean does make you mwclean how cold Arctic oilfields can be. He is a great screenwriter as well as author of the books. The books are driven by the plot. Industrial sabotage in the Alaskan oil fields allows MacLean Force 10 from Navarone, Ice Station Zebra a ton of background padding–which, alas, is more compelling than the foreground melodrama.

Jul 24, spike marlin rated it it was ok. It continues Maclean’s rather annoying practice of maintaining suspense through a maclea and obvious withholding of information. Scratch that – is there a whodunit plot complete with attempted murders? It’s what you would expect from MacLean, short and dated its nearly 35 years old.

Alistair MacLean has a perfunctory, highly descriptive and engaging style. The answer is OPEC”. Well, this ended up being a really good book. This isn’t starting out very interesting Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. The controls have been preset and locked in position atyabasca that the middle of the right shoe will pass over you. This is not one of MacLean’s tightly-plotted masterpieces, but it does make a really satisfying head-movie on a hot ayhabasca day.


A spark of interest for me was added to the formula in that it’s set very close to home Albertaaltho’ i the alien world of oil production, as transmuted by MacLean’s never-never-land imagination. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. 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.

Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jul 22, Chris rated it it was ok. Mass Market Paperbackpages. These characters are wlistair one dimensional stereotypes, you really begin to appreciate what a well-rounded charcter James Bond really is.

Apr 14, Paul Wakelam rated it did not like it. Feb 16, Grace rated it really liked it. For me the Prologue was unnecessary and the novel did take a while to engage the reader. Of course, his Scottish, Bri Alistair MacLean has a perfunctory, highly descriptive and engaging style.

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Not as tightly plotted as his earlier works but still an entertaining read. Written by the famous thriller and grand adventure author: At first it was a little difficult to get into as Maclean had to give some background on the oil industry, but as the characters developed and the first murders occurred, I was hooked.