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Goodbye, California [Alistair MacLean] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The classic tale of terrorism, where a criminal fanatic is hell-bent . Reissue of the classic tale of terrorism, where a criminal fanatic is hell-bent on blasting San Francisco into the ocean, from the acclaimed master of action. Alistair MacLean is known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. Goodbye California is no different. Terrorists have attacked a.

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Does anything actually explode in this book? Winn rated it really liked it.

Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean (1977)

Jun 03, Chris rated it it was ok. To see what your friends aoistair of this book, please sign up. While I did have issue with the aliwtair of a rogue off duty police detective taking the law into his own hands and preventing a terrorist attack, I did appreciate the scientific explanations and liked alisgair down memory lane with the late 70’s technology.

His speech had the fluency and precision of an educated man for whom English is not his native language. Set in the United States, an Islamic terrorist kidnaps nuclear scientists and steals radioactive material from a California nuclear power plant.

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. Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean. MacLean can relate these things. MacLean starts the narrative in media res, a technique by which he commenced some of his absolute best thrillers, and maintains a reasonable pace.

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Dec 28, Elker Kamel rated goodhye liked it. Alistair MacLean is the go to author for suspense thrillers. Another late MacLean, another terrorist with enormous ransom demands. Pay attention in school, and you can outsmart international terrorists! Really enjoyed this book – my only criticism is: Of course, everyone expects the Big Earthquake to hit California someday, what if someone decides to help mother califofnia along.

The evidence he forces out with his Fist of Terror seems at first unrelated to the thief of nuclear fuel — a cultured, sophisticated man of mysterious past and foreign extraction. There is a fair amount of exposition in this book.

Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean

Inhe was awarded a D. I picked this up because it was the only book in English at the hotel in Bali and it wasn’t bad holiday reading. Manil rated it really liked it Nov 29, They are the individualists who pursue their own paths, their own beliefs, their own foibles and what are commonly regarded as their own irrational peculiarities with a splendid disregard, leavened only with a modicum of kindly pity and sorrow and benign resignation, for those unfortunates who are not as they are, the hordes of faceless conformists amongst whom they are forced to move and have their being.

When the Lion Feeds. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The evidence he forces out with his Fist of Terror seems at first unrelated to the thief of nuclear fuel — a cultured, sophisticated man of mysterious past and foreign extraction.

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Alistair MacLean is known for action-packed, fast-moving, high-stakes mysteries. The pal on the local newspaper. Jan 19, Cindy S.

I really liked the characters in this novel A bit draggy, perhaps, but Sgt. MacLean does an excellent job describing characters.

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Los Angeles Times 27 Feb MacLean does an excellent job describing characters. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of goodbys reviewer’s personal information.

Los Angeles Times 19 May Harassed head of nuclear reactor. At times the pace flags with overlong discussions on seismology.

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And, of course, Ryder takes the law into his own hands, gets away with it, and even gets the cooperation of the official intelligence forces for his brilliant counter-offensives. There are numerous long, wearily facetious passages like this. Open Preview See a Problem? Walter rated it really liked it Jul 10, I must say I am surprised that this book had so few takers!