Goodbye, California [Alistair MacLean] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The classic tale of terrorism, where a criminal fanatic is hell-bent . Reissue of the classic tale of terrorism, where a criminal fanatic is hell-bent on blasting San Francisco into the ocean, from the acclaimed master of action. Alistair MacLean is known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. Goodbye California is no different. Terrorists have attacked a.

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Another late MacLean, another terrorist with enormous ransom demands. Refresh and try again. Destroying the tension, erasing interest.

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Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Marc rated it really liked it Jan 02, I am reading this book now.

Alistair MacLean’s Goodbye California

Secrets of the Last Nazi. Walter rated it californua liked it Jul 10, Especially early in the book, great chunks of time are spent with characters laying out the exact facts for other characters. Item s unavailable for purchase.

Alistair MacLean is known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I must say I am surprised that this book had so few takers! The story had a too abrupt ending, and Maclean did not write the actual climax of the plot, just a hint of how it started and then it was over. The inspiration for the plot appears to be acknowledged by Maclean himself in his preface to the edition of the book where he describes his first experience of an earthquake while in California on 9 February The Sound of Thunder.


This is a bad, bad book. MacLean starts the narrative in media res, a technique by which he commenced some of his absolute best thrillers, and maintains a reasonable pace.

Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean (1977)

Buy the eBook Price: Your email address will not be published. A map would have been excellent with the text Alistair MacLean alisstair known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. First or third person The Wikipedia entry on Alistair MacLean divides his 30 or so novels into four groups: Works by Alistair MacLean. After an earthquake in California, it is discovered that five nuclear scientists have disappeared.

Five kidnapped nuclear scientists.

Plot A muslim fanatic named Morro has concocted an evil conspiracy: Dec 02, Neil Fulwood rated it liked it. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I loved the main protagonist, and some of the humour was brilliantly done. If exploded on California’s fault lines they could trigger off the mightiest earthquake of them all – killing half its population and dumping the glodbye city of San Francisco into the sea. Ratings and Reviews 0 3 star ratings 0 reviews.


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MacLean’s thrillers are older but still seem timely today. Really enjoyed this book – my only criticism is: The overworked FBI man. Lists with This Book. In some ways the book had to be read from a bit of a historical perspective, for example, cops resigning, then running their own investigation on a major terrorist threat outside the law wouldn’t really be getting congratulated in the middle of it, and the gentleman terrorist, who doesn’t really want to kill anyone is also a little far fetched.

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