By Alistair MacLean
The nail-biting story of sabotage set within the desolate frozen wastes of 2 ice-bound oil fields, from the acclaimed grasp of motion and suspense.
About the Author
Alistair MacLean, the son of a minister, was once cited within the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal military. After the conflict he learn English at Glasgow collage and have become a instructor. and a part years spent aboard a wartime cruiser gave him the history for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably profitable first novel, released in 1955. he's now famous as one of many awesome renowned writers of the twentieth century, the writer of 29 around the globe bestsellers, lots of that have been filmed.
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The men are spread around the arc of the ridge, hidden from the Royalists below as each takes advantage of the slightest dip or cranny in the heath. Obediently, I pull my head down. I’ve seen what I want: John Lambert’s standard over to the right, below us, emerging from the wood. With Lambert leading, and the element of surprise, and the pincer movement, we may prevail against the more numerous enemy in the mead across the stream. I wish I could say “God willing” but my faith went the way of my loyalty to the King.
Since I’d talked with her in the pub, the nightmares had become less frequent, The Dread easier to dispel. Knowing that Thomas Newbolt was on the historical record did not explain my waking dreams, but it appeared to reassure Alison, and now she seemed more disposed to help me. I stopped my treadling, and the whirl of the spindle slowed to silence. Among all the details Healey and his crew had provided about the wrecking of The Blessing of Burntisland, there had been no information about the survivors.
There was a thick silence, and for half a heartbeat I knew I could reach out and grab those quaking hands, and if one of us dragged the other upstairs it might as easily be her as me. But then it passed. “I must get dressed,” she said. “Nigel wanted me to do some errands this morning. Have you got the wood treatment? ” 26 That night I really did switch on to the learning channel, something about trilobites. I love fossils, so that was a good start. Usually I could follow, whatever the topic, without too much difficulty— they go out of their way to make it all accessible and interesting.
Athabasca by Alistair MacLean