Sven-Bertil Taube in Puppet on a Chain () Puppet on a Chain () Barbara Parkins in Puppet on a .. Alistair Maclean’s Puppet on a Chain See more». Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at. From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time Sherman of Interpol’s Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope.. .

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This book is not the author’s worst, but it’s far from his best — very far.

Puppet on a Chain

Jan 30, Originally published pupprt with a cover by Norman Weaverit is set in the late s narcotics underworld of Amsterdam and other locations in the Netherlands. Pretty sidekicks… In a variation on the theme — and a concession to late s culture — there are two sidekicks and they are both pretty women. Overigens begin ik erg enthousiast aan dit boek, omdat het zich in Amsterdam afspeelt. He is casually patronising to both of them in a way, I think, no-one would dream of today.

However, it is and it is the Daily Mail-reading class we are appealing to so there is no sex, no impropriety. May 25, David rated it did not like it. My primary memories are the puppet images and the rather gristly murder of one character who is pitchforked to death. With his incognito chsin fellow agent the American is soon stirring things up.

Only he — and the doughty doctor he recruits and the pretty woman journalist -can save the President! This page was last edited on 27 Augustat The composers are, of course, top five Classic FM ones cyain even Daily Mail readers have heard of and recognise as Culture. Many of the scenes where the protagonist is in danger, just don’t come across as such.


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Puppet on a Chain by Alistair MacLean (1969)

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The music grows more intense and the dangers more sadistic and aggressive. Works by Alistair MacLean. The protagonist is Major Paul Sherman. Open Preview See a Problem? A scared girl clutching your arm is only natural in a scary situation, a swift kiss only takes a second.

Thank you for sharing the requirements with us. Daarnaast puppt de lezer dat de spanning van Sherman en zijn vijanden begint toe te nemen. Caravan to Vaccares Sep 06, Richard Wise rated it liked it Shelves: On arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol AirportSherman witnesses an agent, Jimmy Duclos, who was there to meet him, shot dead puuppet the assassin. Retrieved from ” https: Normaal gesproken is het begin van een verhaal een introductie, maar MacLean weet ervoor te zorgen dat men meteen gefascineerd raakt door het verhaal.

It is also worth reading. So unwillingly I took up the book. One of Macleans best stories which is remorseless in its plot line. This novel has a running joke in the first half that outside his Amsterdam hotel is a blind tramp playing a barrel-organ which murders the music of classical composers. Not that I didn’t like it, but one can deal with just as much of such stuff. Normally, a character who keeps making mistakes throughout the bookwould quickly find himself in the nearest canal, with a bullet in the back of his head.

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An adventurer Hamilton decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. Obviously not my favorite MacLean novel, but it’s good if you can hang in there and read it all.

Sherman is then followed around Amsterdam by the assassin, indicating that the drug dealers have someone on the inside. The body count is high and the villain predictable. Prolepsis Prolepsis is, strictly speaking, the raising of an objection in an argued speech or lecture, often in a weak form, in order to dispose of it before your opponent has a chance to raise it, probably in a stronger form.

When Eight Bells Toll It took me back to watching the film in a double bill with When Eight Bells Toll at It’s not very believable. Notify me when there is a new review.

I could vividly picture the three brutal deaths and it became the only MacLean’s novel that I’d read only once Well Conclusion Why, if I am so critical, bother to read this book or any Maclean novel?

I remembered “Puppet on a Chain” as a very disturbing story. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This was creepier than most of his books that I’ve read, but it was still really good. Chan all 4 comments. Help us fill the void. There he meets Van Gelder and his niece.