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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The nuclear professor above, for instance, is a large, fiery, heavy-drinking man with a mouth like a sailor. MacLean does an excellent job describing characters.

Goodbye California

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The screen showed a bluish-tinged stretch of extremely unprepossessing califormia, so unattractive a spectacle that the commentator was trying — and making extremely heavy weather of it — to compensate by an intense and breathless account of what was taking place, a gallant and foredoomed effort as nothing whatsoever was taking place.

His 6-foot-6 man-mountain number two. Retrieved from ” https: A lot of talking, a lot of boozing MacLean’s alcoholism was well advanced by this point but not much action till the last 10 pages.

There are a lot of characters, and once in callfornia while some too-similar names got me tangled up, but the descriptions are clear and help differentiate each person.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This premise amused me. The Way to Dusty Death. When the Lion Feeds. Of course, everyone expects the Big Earthquake to hit California someday, what if someone decides to help mother nature along. To see what your friends thought of this book, please voodbye up.

It’s as if the author just decided to rap it up quickly.

“Goodbye California” by Alistair MacLean – Kimia Wood

The more I get into it the more I believe it myself. Terrorists have attacked a nuclear power station, stolen truck-loads of nuclear fuel, and kidnapped several nuclear physicist professors and some female secretaries.


Inhe was awarded a D. Jun 26, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. The lengthy dialogues and a type of story that had been told numerous times made me lose my interest.

After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster.

Jan 19, Cindy S. There was not much chance of figuring things out, just the slow reveal of the plot. In a related problem, the last phase novels all have large casts. Read this again recently and really liked it. Alistair MacLean is the go to author for suspense thrillers. The Complete Navarone 4-Book Collection: Some few of those individualists, confined principally to those who pursue the more esoteric forms of religions of their own inventions, try sporadically to lead the more gullible of the unenlightened along the road that leads to the ultimate revelation: I loved the main protagonist, and boodbye of the humour was brilliantly done.

MacLean can relate these things. Buy the eBook Price: Dec 02, Neil Fulwood rated it liked it. Posted by Simon on May 10, https: 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 Maacleanhis first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea. First edition cover UK. Los Angeles is ringed by earthquake centres – seven massive quakes so far.

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Not because the book is bad, the story poorly written but entirely due to personal preference. The police had made a record number of arrests of hoodlums whose greed in taking advantage of this unprecedented opportunity had quite overcome their sense of self-preservation and were still looting away with gay abandon when policemen with drawn guns had taken a rather less than paternal interest in their activities.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Manil rated it really liked it Nov 29, Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre. Even though the story line was a bit far-fetched in my opinionit was an enjoyable read.

And his son, Jeff, is also a cop. The switch to third part narrator accompanies a switch to a more leisurely approach, as the narrator now regards everything from a lofty, and loftily satirical, point of view. This is an odd occurrence for me; in regard to an Alistair MacLean book.

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Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. They are commonly known as eccentrics. Puppet on a Chain. First or third person The Wikipedia entry on Alistair MacLean divides his 30 or so novels into four groups: A one – off from Alistair MacLean.

This book is actually a thriller about a mad science person planting a bomb and setting up a big earthquake where Calif would fall into the ocean. The title should be at least 4 characters long. 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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