A classic tale of espionage, secret missions and exotic locations which out-Bonds Bond, from the acclaimed master of action and job advertisem. Alistair MacLean’s seventh novel, The Dark Crusader (inexplicably and incongruously renamed The Black Shrike in the US) appeared in The Dark Crusader by Alistair MacLean (). This is a cracking thriller, but with a significantly different tone from the earlier books. It seems.
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I finally gave up on this one.
The Black Shrike
He broke off as a side door opened and a girl walked into the room. Learn how your comment data is processed. I became vaguely aware that Anderson and the red-faced man, whom he addressed as Farley, were talking together and then the vagueness vanished.
And humour is difficult. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He started out as a rocket fuels scientist but has been co-opted to search out subversives in that industry.
Trivia About The Black Shrike. The plot crudader a few unpredictable twists which make the mcalean more entertaining. Moves at jet pace’ Oxford Mail.
Romance plays a very minor role in his stories, if it appears at all. I grunted something appropriate and as short as it could decently be and went for that dirnk like a thirst-stricken camel for the nearest oasis.
Much of The Dark Crusader takes place on a Pacific Island but this is not the kind of tropical paradise familiar to James Bond and his ilk. Return to Book Page. Very exciting, though I could predict some of the plot twists. God, I should have known this was coming, I thought of her face twisted in pain, the hazel eyes dark in agony, it was the most obvious thing in the world.
For a more complete review, see http: Jul 11, Sandy rated it really liked it.
It hurt, but it was still a alistaair. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Nov 28, Robert Grant rated it it was ok. Bentall, a physicist specializing in rocket fuels and working for the British government on counter espionageis paired with Marie Hopeman, an inexperienced agent, assigned maclesn pose as his wife.
The book is admirably and complexly plotted some might say overly plottedand the reader is given just enough rocket science to become impressed without getting bogged down with too much scientific gobbledygook. This was first published in and is typical of the period, although it’s different in that it’s not so strongly West vs East and the setting is in the South Pacific. Kita jadi serasa mengenal mereka tidak sekadar mengikuti kisahnya.
It had been a while since I’d read MacLean, so I’d forgotten that he takes a while to set up the characters and the situation. But these are minor gripes: Apistair I was reminded yet again, when I recently read the cent Fawcett Gold Medal edition of Alistair MacLean’s “The Black Shrike,” which had been sitting on my shelf since aroun Oh, the magic and the mystery macleah the printed word!
Posted by Simon on September 4, https: Start reading The Dark Crusader on your Kindle in under a minute. One secret agent to stop him. Not that I’m a cynical guy, but A small dusty man Inat the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy; two and a half years spent aboard a cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysseshis first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea.
I still love Alistair Maclean. And that is all I’ll say for now, to avoid spoiling the suspense.
I had completely stopped breathing. Mar 02, veronian rated it it was ok Shelves: Bentall will soon find out exactly why a scientist like himself with expertise in solid fuel rocket technology was chosen for this mission. Just the kind of setting he loves to crueader his heroes in, and just the kind of setting that gives MacLean the chance to display his considerable gifts for creating menacing atmosphere.
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I never did find out what ‘The Black Shrike’ was, and I just don’t care. Notify me of new posts via email. The plot is fairly fast-paced, along with some credible and some not-so credible escapes. Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Please try again later. Ch 10 God, I should have known this was coming, I slistair of her face twisted in pain, the hazel eyes dark in agony, it was the most obvious thing in the world.
Counter-espionage is a bloody, gritty world, and in this one Maclean shows you just how tough the choices can be. In fact, there are a number of similarities between The Black Shrike and Doctor No aliistair, and in many cases Shrike comes out on top.
MacLean had enjoyed great success with his debut novel HMS Ulyssesa fine naval war story, in and had followed it up with the equally successful The Guns alisair Navaronea wartime action adventure story, in A lot of plot and character weaknesses but a fast moving crusadfr.
This tendency becomes epidemic by towards the end where our hero, seriously beaten, bitten, shot and whipped, blames himself for everything which has gone wrong.