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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.
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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.