Santorini. Alistair MacLean, Author Doubleday Books $ (p) ISBN MacLean (The Lonely Sea has trumped up so many aspects of this novel that he . Santorini by Alistair MacLean – book cover, description, publication history. MacLean’s last novel, San Andreas, falsely promised a return to the crisp energies of his earlier suspensers (Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles.

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His books are always interesting to read, because despite the amount of testosterone he tries to instill in his books, the hero rarely ‘gets the girl’ during the course of the book.

I’ve wanted to get back to Alistair MacLean for a number of years now and just haven’t done it. A plane crashes near the spy ship Santorkni, at the same time as they receive a distress call from a yacht.

The worst story from my all time favorite story teller. And, folks, it almost broke me.

Santorini Alistair MacLean Snippet view – There were some ‘odd jumps’ where the scenario would abruptly change between the RN vessel and the White House; that was a bit jarring. I will alistajr that I am glad that the book takes place where and when it does because now I can only imagine how much worse it could be if something like this book actually happened and I do believe that it could. In Santorini there is an initial mystery, but there is no opportunity for suspense to really buil Santorini was ok, but I got the distinct impression that someone else had written it, as the style was so different.

In the heart of the Aegean Sea, a luxury yacht is on fire and sinking fast. Invariably, the press only gives a limited side of what they are covering and how they present the story to the general population [especially, it seems, when politics become involved]. Its very discriptive and the story moves slowly but the time you invested finally pays off!!


The British Ambassador states that this airing of dirty laundry is not only unnecessary but counterproductive. Minutes later, a alistai jet with a fire in its nose-cone crashes into the sea. He also goes on to give some decent examples of why this is the case.

A Biography, and Santorini. Annoying and it made it hard to route for them in some scenes. The final solution is quite final indeed.

Aug 24, Greer Andjanetta rated it really liked it. It moved at a decent pace, I guess. Overall, it was still a fun read.

Apr 23, Wade Grassman rated it liked it Shelves: It is not necessary; it can also be dangerous to individuals when some things are revealed. Open Preview See a Problem?

SANTORINI by Alistair MacLean | Kirkus Reviews

A quaint and very dated story of terrorists hijacking a nuclear device. Nov 30, Kirk Domenico rated it it was ok. Over the past couple of years I’ve read all of Alistair MacLean’s books in chronological order I’d previously read most of them back in the ‘s.

Routine patrols suddenly erupt into a storm of sudden danger when the Ariadne must retrieve atomic weaponry lost at sea during a jet crash! The book was a best seller. Dec 13, Benjamin Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: The Washington Post 12 Apr Nevertheless, for all its faults, the fact that I finished it shows that MacLean on an off-day is still worth reading.

Not only that, but his dialogue is tin-eared in the extreme. The book just lacks the tension and punch of his other books. Santorini feels like it was written hurriedly and it could definitely have benefitted from an extra month to polish it up. However, things get slow soon thereafter. I love Alistair MacLean books, but this one just didn’t grab me.



The character development is so-so, I guess. Like some of his other books, I had a hard time differentiating the characters. Aug 21, Santorino Gagnon rated it liked it. Aware that it all seems John Talbot, of the British frigate and spy ship Ariadne, witnesses two nearly simultaneous tragedies: Jun 30, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it. A widget is required for the recovery operation, only the ally is unwilling to relinquish control of the widget.

Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. The story never takes off, the nail biting suspense, so much a hallmark of Alistair Maclean novels, is totally missing.

May 15, Ronald rated it liked it. Santorini by Alistair MacLean. Characters are introduced, but there are so many characters that there is not much room for any kind of development. And it does have a pretty decent beginning with a simultaneous plane crash and yacht sin Over the past couple of years I’ve read all of Alistair MacLean’s books in chronological order I’d previously read most of them back in the ‘s.

People most assuredly do NOT have a ‘right’ to ‘know everything’ in intimate detail. Really though, anything he wrote before about or so is superior to anything after that. Despite the lack of ‘action’ in the sanhorini, it still moved at a good pace. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oct 14, Lenny Husen rated it it was ok.