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message 1: by Feliks, Moderator (last edited May 03, 2015 10:27AM) (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) | 1098 comments Mod
It can often be hard to tell just from a title what a MacLean book might be about (content-wise).

Here's a little list I drew up to assist.

HMS Ulysses...WWII, arctic
The Guns of Navarone...WWII, sabotage
South by Java Head ...WWII, Pacific
The Secret Ways ...Hungary, iron curtain
Night Without End ...crime, arctic
Fear is the Key ...crime, revenge, drugs, mob
The Black Shrike ...missing nukes, Pacific
The Golden Rendezvous ...heist at sea (Atlantic), nukes
The Satan Bug, crime
Ice Station Zebra ...nukes, arctic
When Eight Bells Toll ...heists at sea, North Atlantic
Where Eagles Dare ...WWII, snatch
Force 10 From Navarone ...WWII, sabotage
Puppet on a Chain ...drugs, Amsterdam, mob
Caravan to Vaccarès...spies, Middle East
Bear Island ...WWII, treasure, arctic
The Way to Dusty Death racing
Breakheart Pass ...Western
Circus ...iron curtain, snatch
The Golden Gate ...terrorism, heist, hostage, ultimatum
Seawitch ...terrorism, heist, ultimatum, North Atlantic
Goodbye California ...terrorism, ultimatum
Athabasca ...terrorism, ultimatum, arctic
River of Death ...neo-Nazi hunt, jungle
Partisans ...Yugoslavia
Floodgate...terrorism, ultimatum
San Andreas ...terrorism, ultimatum
The Lonely Sea...short stories
Santorini...stolen nukes

message 2: by Cphe (new)

Cphe | 15 comments hmmmm had no idea that he wrote as many as that although I knew he was quite prolific.

I periodically circle around Caravan to Vaccarès every once in a while but some of the reviews put me off.

message 3: by Softbananas (new)

Softbananas | 10 comments Nice list and good to know BEFORE reading.

message 4: by Doubledf99.99 (new)

Doubledf99.99 | 95 comments I wonder how, The Way to Dusty Death, is?
Always like a good read about auto racing..
Thanks for the list, very good indeed.

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