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It is impossible to really enter the spirit of a book, to a,istair it, let alone be gripped by it, when you are reminded on every page that the author is a twerp. Jun 03, Chris rated it it was ok. For more by the author, you can visit his Amazon pageor his Wikipedia page.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Alistair MacLean is known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. He and his son CHP lay down their badges to pursue their own lines of inquiry…all of them racing against the clock once the villain threatens to detonate a nuclear device to create a tidal wave across Los Angeles.

And because it is the narrator talking, he can write at whatever length he wants. Goodbye California is no different.

The screen showed a bluish-tinged stretch of extremely unprepossessing desert, 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 gooebye taking place, a gallant and foredoomed effort as nothing whatsoever was taking place. Goodbye California is no different.


“Goodbye California” by Alistair MacLean – Kimia Wood

They are doing stuff. When the Lion Feeds. In a related problem, the last phase novels all have large casts. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. A map would have been excellent with the text Power of the Sword. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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 maclewn road aoistair leads to the ultimate revelation: Five kidnapped nuclear scientists.

Macelan and pieces were boring especially a lot of seismological references. Does anything actually explode in this book? We have no idea where the next, the monster, will hit This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Strangely, though, it’s still readable. The story had a too abrupt ending, and Maclean did not write the actual climax of the plot, just a hint of how it started and then it was over. If exploded on California’s fault califirnia they could trigger off the mightiest earthquake of them all – killing half its population and dumping the entire city of San Francisco into the sea.

Alistair MacLean’s Goodbye California

This novel has over forty named characters and I apistair frequently confused about who was who. First or third person The Wikipedia entry on Alistair MacLean divides his 30 or so novels into four groups: However, the characters were interesting I picked this up because it was the only book in English at the hotel in Bali and it wasn’t bad holiday reading.


When Detective Sergeant Ryder’s wife is kidnapped along with nuclear scientists from the California power station where they all work, he sets out to find her. Force 10 from Navarone.

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Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean (1977)

His daughter pops up for a scene. This book is actually a thriller about a mad science person planting a bomb and setting up a big earthquake where Calif macldan fall into the ocean. There are a lot of characters, and once in a while some too-similar names got me tangled up, but the descriptions are clear and help differentiate each person.

What do they want? Winn rated it really liked it. Leave a comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A muslim fanatic named Morro has concocted an evil conspiracy: Works by Alistair MacLean. Mar 19, Iain Cosgrove rated it really liked it.