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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But OK, there are some suspenseful bits — murders, kidnappings, people falling out of helicopters. Cukup keren bgmn kepolisian lokal bisa berperan besar pada klimaks cerita. This was simply dull, and not terribly well written. Retrieved from ” https: I found it difficult to keep all of them straight.

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Jul 23, Lenny Husen rated it it was ok. Athabasca First edition UK.

Athabasca is quite different. I realize I’m reading a novel with eyes, but these cultural elements have not aged well.

It is a novel of suspense as well as adventure. Apr 29, Laurel rated it it was ok Shelves: Would not recommend this particular MacLean.

The ring is directly in the path of Dragline One, which, as you can see and hear, is now only a few feet from you. It was intriguing, but it was too wordy.

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.


Aug 31, Neil Fulwood rated it liked it. Apr 14, Paul Wakelam rated it did not like it. In theses times of an acute oil shortage, what have two friendly neighbours to gain by cutting each other’s throats? Alistsir 17, heidi rated it liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. I first read Athabasca in hardcover when it was published alitsair It was a good mystery and a fast, suspenseful read.


Most MacLean books have a strong central charcter who is in control, usually violent, and lacking depth. A tad too techinical for light, enjoyable reading.

Athabasca by Alistair MacLean

The main characters are a trio of oil-fie I decided to read Athabascato represent the province of Alberta, in my Read Across Canada challenge. This page was last edited on 30 Aprilat The damsels in distress are stereotypically passive, and while the ending of the book isn’t exactly predictable, it wasn’t exactly new, either.

I may or may not finish this one 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: Want to Read saving….

Industrial sabotage in the Alaskan oil macean allows MacLean Force 10 from Navarone, Ice Station Zebra a ton of background padding–which, alas, is more compelling than the foreground melodrama.

It continues Maclean’s rather annoying practice of maintaining suspense through a clumsy and obvious withholding of information. Jul 22, Chris rated it it was ok. This book was just ok. The lead character is not It’s what you would expect from MacLean, short and dated its nearly 35 years old. As with the novel Night Without Endit depicts adventure, sabotage and murder in the unforgiving Arctic environment.


Maybe it was the year it was writtenmaybe it was the genre of the time spy and thrillerbut it has poor research, especially when it comes to the Canadian part of the book. Despite assistance by the Canadian police and FBIsuspicions fall on many employees, but nothing can be proved. 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.

I always enjoy a good mystery and Athabasca fit this role perfectly. Brain sekaligus muscle malahan ada pd George Dermott, yg mencuri spotlite sejak halaman pertama. The last half of the book improves, but only marginally.

But I’d start with other MacLean novels first, because this one is a bore for much of the time. All in all, not what I was expecting from this author. The characters are supposed to be North American one is even from Texasbut that doesn’t stop MacLean — they’re all bloody well going to talk like Scotsmen, d’ye ken? Nevertheless, a fun read for the rainy or snowy day! Well, when a processing plant is half-wiped out half, so that the victim is still alive and worth ransomingBrady’s suspicion falls upon some security agents, who have the most know-how for the crimes.