All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Searching on google about one bit of the spoiler i had vaguely remembered. This scattered story about a downed airliner never quite came together for me. In essence, we have here a traditional disaster movie trope stricken airliner in midflight but told from the point of the view of the rescuers, who have to piece together what is going on while getting the hapless survivors to safety on the icecap. I especially liked that our hero wasn't infallible but you still had to admire him. I would have liked to know how they all managed afterwards. The book was padded and stretched, Maclean goosing the flailing story with a senseless killing or someone slipping down a crevasse.
But it just about works and the pacing is perfect, thanks partly to the deadliness of that freezing polar environment. And I think this was my first ever mature thriller. A survivor with a head wound is smothered in his sleep. There are graphic descriptions of fingers, ears, and other body parts being frozen off, and this happens to several characters. Alistair Stuart MacLean Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacGill-Eain , the son of a Scots Minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. I liked reading the book because it was written from the perspective of the main character which I like a lot because then I really get to understand that one character. However, like all of Alistair Maclean's novels the characters are weak and stereotypical.
লুকিয়ে আছে খুনি এই প্লেন-যাত্রীদের মধ্যেই!!! Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Except for the fact that there's no epilogue. The story concerns the crashing of a commercial airliner in the middle of the Greenland tundra and the attempts of the personnel of a meteorological weather station to save them. একটা প্লেন এক্সিডেন্ট করেছে দূর বরফের রাজ্যে, সাহায্যের একমাত্র উপায় রেডিও টি কেউ নষ্ট করে ফেলেছে! I especially liked that our hero wasn't infallible but you still had to admire him. Maclean's novel swelled to 224 As Sluggish as a Pre-War Citroen Tractor at 40 Below Night Without End had a lot of promise with a compelling scenario, exotic setting, and an appealing narrator. Alistair Mclean was a variable writer.
Maclean didn't write that detailed list of military air and seacraft for Mason's benefit, but to impress the reader. It's a formula we've seen from him many times, done well and done right with good pacing and action. The details of the cold, ic A passenger crashes in the Arctic night and only three researchers are near enough to help. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Another Fawcett author of the era, Edward S. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. But this was no ordinary mission, for in the year 1873 the Fort was not beset by an enemy who could be met in battle.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. There are graphic descriptions of fingers, ears, and other body parts being frozen off, and this happens to several characters. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I enjoyed the descriptions of arctic life and travel, but it was hard to connect with or care about the characters. But for the members of a remote research station who rescue them, there are some sinister questions to answer - the first one being, who shot the pilot before the crash? About this Item: Random House Publishing Group.
But with a high-tech MacGuffin on the plane and a couple of merciless killers among the survivors, the journey turns into a battle for survival against both the elements and enemy agents. Set in the Greenland icecap in the International Geophysical year 1958 , a team of geologists has to help the survivors of an airliner crash back to civilisation. The result is one of his less famous works - possibly because it never got the movie treatment - but arguably his most riveting. None of the survivors, even Margaret Ross, whom Maclean dotes on and casts as the damsel in distress near the end, were ever more than two-dimensional. I was eleven or twelve, and this was the first ever non children's book I read. The odds were impossible and probably unlikely.
When an airliner crash lands in Greenland near a remote scientific base, the main scientist has to lead the survivors on a desperate march to safety through the bitter cold. At first they suspect the stewardess but then they find out there are multiple killers. The mystery sabotagers and the reason for sabotage are just MacGuffins here, because the real story is about man vs Arctic. Someone of the surviving passengers drugged every passenger on the plane and killed the pilot. But I think the warm feeling of nostalgia it gives me warrants the amazing tag. এরই মাঝে একজন একজন করে খুন হতে চলল।! And the final challenge to credulity is that among the passengers, two are ruthless murderers -- identity unknown- and that there is some secret factor that made each of the seeming accidents important. Hillcrest mentioned a couple tried and failed, but with the precious missile mechanism at stake I would have thought the search would be relentless.
Then it goes off into Agatha Christie territory for a while: a bunch of eccentric strangers are gathered together - who is the killer? Less complex and ambitious than some of his better-known works, this one follows a generally linear story line focused on a small group of characters. A plane crashes at a scientific research station, which does not have enough space or food for the survivors. And so off i went again. These last two years, i don't know how i got reminded of this book and just , just how much I had enjoyed reading it. The novel works best while it remains a whodunit. A passenger crashes in the Arctic night and only three researchers are near enough to help. In 1983, he was awarded a D.
The novel is both engaging and entertaining. But for the members of a remote scientific research station who rescue them, there are some sinister questions to answer - the first one being, who shot the pilot before the crash? Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. As with most When I was a lad, I very much liked Alistair MacLean novels. Mahler's hovering between life and death for over a hundred pages was just boring. It's one of those books that will always be available on the shelf. In fact, the wealth of detail on polar meteorology, the polar effect on human health etc is almost overwhelming and slows the story down massively, but I don't really care.
This particular book is thriller equivalent of those so called hard boiled detective novels, except for the fact nothing is boiling here. The Greenland icecap -- and a weather station of the I. What does this price mean? A murderer is among the survivors. The story concerns the crashing of a commercial airliner in the middle of the Greenland tundra and the attempts of the personnel of a meteorological weather station to save them. What they find is even more surprising as some of the passengers are more than they seem. After all that they get picked up by the Navy and they are all safe.