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by Alistair MacLean

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  • ISBN 0891901752
  • ISBN13 978-0891901754
  • Language English
  • Author Alistair MacLean
  • Publisher Amereon Ltd (June 20, 1979)
  • Pages 210
  • Formats azw docx lrf lit
  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1885 kb
  • Size Fb2 1779 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 607

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic. Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope king. With enormous skill the atmosphere is built up: Amsterdam with its canals and high houses; stolid police; psychopaths; women in distress and above all -- murder.

Alistair MacLean asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

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Puppet on a Chain is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. Originally published in 1969 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it is set in the late 1960s narcotics underworld of Amsterdam and other locations in the Netherlands. Paul Sherman is a veteran Interpol Narcotics Bureau agent, used to independent action and blunt force tactics. He is assisted by two attractive female agents, one an experienced operative, the other a rookie.

I read all of Alistair Maclean's books in the 1970s and decided that it was time to read them again. It's hard getting use to no modern technology in his books like cell phones and computers, but reading it was a reminder of what it was like when I was growing up during this timeframe, which was pretty neat. I've always loved his heroes in his book, especially the ones that have a humorous side to them. If you've never read a Maclean book, pick out a few like this one, go back in time, and just enjoy the story.

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense, Alistair MacLean. The all time classic. Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope king. With enormous skill the atmosphere is built up: Amsterdam with its canals and high houses; stolid police; psychopaths; women in distress and above all – murder. Performed by Francis Matthews.

Puppet on a Chain was first published in 1969. Enjoy free online English audiobook Puppet on a Chain, a novel by Alistair MacLean. the writing is as crisp as a sunny winter morning". It has the standard twisting plot, local atmospherics, and sardonic dialogue that were Maclean's trademarks as a story-teller. Maclean wrote a thriller about narcotics, Puppet on a Chain and Caravan to Vaccarès.

Author: Alistair MacLean. Publisher: FONTANA, Collins, 1971. Not until the very last minute is the master-puppeteer revealed - and by then he is in possession of a puppet of such value and beauty that it taxes all Sherman’s ingenuity and courage to prevent this-one, too, from swinging on a grisly chain.

The barrel-organ had gone to wherever barrel-organs go in the watches of the night, and the foyer was deserted except for the assistant manager who was sitting dozing in a chair behind the desk.

The barrel-organ had gone to wherever barrel-organs go in the watches of the night, and the foyer was deserted except for the assistant manager who was sitting dozing in a chair behind the desk ached over, quietly unhooked the key and walked up the first two flights of stairs before taking the lift in case I waked the assistant manager from what appeared to be a sound - and no doubt well-deserved - sleep. I took off my wet clothes - which meant all of them - showered, put on. A dry outfit, went down by lift and banged my room key noisily on the desk.

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Thriller & Crime.

Puppet on a Chain - Alistair Maclean. ONE. ‘We shall be arriving in Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, in just a few minutes. Mellifluous, accentless, the Dutch stewardess’s voice could have been precisely duplicated on any of a dozen European airlines. Please fasten your seatbelts and extinguish your cigarettes. We hope you have enjoyed your flight: we are sure you will enjoy your stay in Amsterdam. I’d spoken briefly to the stewardess on the way across.

Talk about Puppet on a Chain


Chuynopana
I have read many of MacLean’s books, and I expected much more than what I received with “Puppet on a Chain.”

Major Sherman works for Interpol, and is hot on the trail of a major drug smuggler. He has two female assistants accompanying him to Amsterdam, and together they must unravel the mystery and find out how the drugs are being transported and delivered.

Most of MacLean’s plots are more convoluted, and the reader is kept guessing right up to the very end. “Puppet” presents what are supposed to be twists, but since there is no rhyme or reason for them to occur, the author’s desired effect is muted and the plot falls flat on its face. MacLean’s storytelling skill attempts to shine through and does make it easier to accept the plot choices, but this is not one of his best efforts. Three stars.
elektron
I read all of Alistair Maclean's books in the 1970s and decided that it was time to read them again. Puppet On A Chain was my favorite and I enjoyed it again. It's hard getting use to no modern technology in his books like cell phones and computers, but reading it was a reminder of what it was like when I was growing up during this timeframe, which was pretty neat. I've always loved his heroes in his book, especially the ones that have a humorous side to them. If you've never read a Maclean book, pick out a few like this one, go back in time, and just enjoy the story.
Nuadazius
Another dated book, when I first read this book 30 or so years ago it had me enthralled, however with the event of new authors this one seemed seems dated. I suppose it is dated and I suppose some people will see it as a classic but for me unless a book I previosly read years ago held something special for me I will not go back to older books. Having said that I recently reread "The Power Of One" after around 25 years and enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it. And more pleasantly surprising was to find the author Bryce Courtney has written many books some of which I have now read and will read more in future
Goldcrusher
My first book by this author and I must say I am impressed. After Le Carré and Deighton this was a wonderful surprise. The story and the writing are top notch as you would expect from an author of this caliber. You will not be let down with either
Mejora
The author relies on very long sentences, in part because they carry unnecessary information meant to be clever. But the story is so good one easily overlooks the writing.
Vijora
Alistair MacLean was one of the best storytellers ever. All his books are fast paced, easy to read, very suspenseful and they leave you with a strong desire to read more of his books and adventures. He n makes you feel part of his stories. I have reread all his books many times and they never fail to thrill me and make me want to read them yet again.
Buge
A bit of a departure from his military-based works, MacLean writes a mysterious, dark and chilling tale which I found to be spell-binding and highly imaginative. A must for any MacLean fan!
A little long getting to the first switch half way through, because of too many characters to introduce and keep straight. However second half is exciting.