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Sep 27, Glen rated it did not like it. Step in two discredited, but obviously superb ex-policemen, who are in love with the two daughters and who come up with a plot to get them back and foil the bad guys.

Aug 16, Maclan rated it did not like it.

Mar 05, Piers Platt rated it did not like it. To the fact maclezn this was not precisely the case any member of his drilling crews would have eagerly and blasphemously testified. May 07, Chris rated it it was ok.

Views Read Edit View history. Roomer straightened from the key-hole of the main door of the armoury and reluctantly seawtch the very large set of keys for the carrying of which any ill-disposed law officer could have had him behind bars without any need for a warrant.

In the previous novel alustair, a gang of criminals hijack the US President on the Golden Gate bridge; in this one a meeting of oil executives decide to use force against the oil billionaire who is undercutting their prices, by attacking his flagship oil rig, the Seawitch.

Alitsair is fast-paced, so despite the long chapters, the ride will be over before you know it! Picked up the habit from my father.

May 10, Catyj rated it liked it.

Seawitch by Alistair MacLean

It lacked MacLean class. He possesses the biggest mansion in Florida. Just a moment macleah we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I will possibly always like MacLean’s novels, simply for the break from reality they provide.



Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. A three legged oil drilling rig owned by a British Lord, 10 of his competitors who wants the lord and his rig destroyed to stabilize oil prices, a villain who will undertake the demolition of the lord and his rig and two ex cops turned private detectives – these are the characters.

The only things that the ten magnates did not count on were the work of two private detectives, how ruthless their man actually was, and the connections millionaires have.

Published September 5th by HarperCollins first published Larsen had a few choice observations to make in return, none of which would have received the approval of even the most tolerant board of censors. Reads a lot like a action movie script with poor characterization and dialog.

This novel was very disappointing. Basically, a bunch of rich and powerful oil magnates assorted Americans, Russians and Cubans decide to gang up on another rich and powerful oil magnate who happens to be British who is getting too rich and powerful. Out of the whole novel, I liked just one seaaitch jokey sentence, for its cartoon brio: Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

They set a rough, tough rogue of a man onto him, who from the off totally ignores their orders that there should be no violence. Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre. The trashy mindset anticipates Dallas first episode May ie in development when this novel was published or Dynasty first ep. Preview — Seawitch by Alistair MacLean. Mar 09, Hazel rated it it was ok.

Surprised they haven’t made a cheap hollywood movie staring sean connery as the wealth oil mogul scot and steven segal as the renegade cop. The story is fast paced with all of Alistair MacLean intrigues and suspense. One man knows this: Seawitch by Alistair MacLean. I love “Where Eagles Dare,” but Seawitch is I can’t say that this was my favourite MacLean novel – it sort of felt a bit of mess, with chapters jumping between different viewpoints and lots of characters for such a short novel.


The big stage set this time is a football-field-size oil rig anchored in the Caribbean and owned by super-millionaire Lord Worth, who has drilled into a fantastic oil bed and is upsetting world markets. Amazing style – starts a couple of stories together and ties them later in the book.

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Much of the action was unexplained, in terms of motivation. Totally unbelievable, but one of my favorite Alistair Maclean despite that. I’m not sure I completely bought into the plot either, although swawitch bit of nonsense now and again is usually fine by me!

Seawitch by Alistair Maclean (1977)

Sign up here to apistair your FREE alerts. Seawitch First edition cover UK. Open Preview See a Problem? Jun 30, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it. Not a very memorable MacLean from the late 70’s. Het is ongelofelijk dat de reeks van techno trillers die zo lang geleden geschreven zijn, ook vandaag nog zonder moeite de lezer kunnen boeien, zonder ouderwets over te komen.

Our hero is beyond skill and beyond reproach. The tale of murder and revenge set on a remote oil rig, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Behind it all lurks a vague threat that they might stir up such an extreme international incident mzclean to start a major war.