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Seawitch by Alistair MacLean. The tale of murder and revenge set on a remote oil rig, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Lord Worth, predatory and ruthless, has clawed his way to great wealth. Now, he cares for only two things – Seawitch and his two high-spirited daughters.
One man knows this: John The tale of murder and revenge set on a remote oil rig, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. John Cronkite, trouble-shooter for the world’s top oilmen and Worth’s ex-victim, is spoiling for revenge. In one terrifying week, Worth’s world explodes. Paperbackpages. Published September 5th by HarperCollins first published Aoistair see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Seawitchplease sign up. Lists with This Book.
May 10, Catyj rated it liked it. Another Alistair MacLean novel that I first read as a teenager my father’s selection of books has a lot to answer for. Again, there are no surprises. Our hero is beyond skill and beyond reproach. His love interest is weak and flat and alietair, and just a tad whiny. The bad guys have destruction of epic proportions in mind.
SEAWITCH by Alistair MacLean | Kirkus Reviews
And the US military is easily flummoxed and deceived. Alistair Another Alistair MacLean novel that I first read as a teenager my father’s selection of books has a lot to answer for. Alistair MacLean brought us a swathe of novels with heroes who go beyond, who dare. I will possibly always like MacLean’s novels, simply for the break from reality they provide.
I don’t particularly like the characters but for me, reading these books isn’t about the characters, it is simply about the action and that is pretty much non-stop all the way. Aug 08, Lenny Husen rated it it was ok. Clearly the Alcoholism had set in during the writing of this one. I can’t say that this was my favourite MacLean novel – it sort of alistaor a bit of mess, with chapters jumping between different viewpoints and lots of characters for such a short alishair. I’m not sure I completely bought into the plot either, although a bit of nonsense now and again is usually fine by me!
Basically, a seawiitch of rich and powerful oil magnates assorted Americans, Russians and Cubans decide to gang up on another rich and powerful oil magnate who happens to be British who is getting t I can’t say that this was my favourite MacLean novel – it sort of felt a bit of mess, with chapters jumping between different viewpoints and lots of characters for such a short novel.
Basically, a bunch of rich and powerful oil magnates assorted Americans, Russians and Cubans decide to gang up on another rich and powerful oil magnate who happens to be British who is getting too rich and powerful. They set a rough, tough rogue of a man onto him, who from the off totally ignores their orders that there should be no violence. He promptly kidnaps the daughters of his target, who has already found out about the plot, stolen some weapons from the Army and has fortified his super-dooper oilrig.
Step in two discredited, but obviously superb ex-policemen, who are in love with the two daughters and who come up with a plot to get them back and foil the bad guys.
This seems to involve getting trapped on sdawitch oilrig, being shot and easily killing off quite a lot of people.
Everything sort of comes out ok in the end, although the body count is astronomically high and nuclear weapons are used to get rid of the evidence – so happy ever after! So an ok read, but alistaiir bit strange – and don’t get me started on the two cardboard cut-out daughters – if anyone in the history of the world had ever spoken or acted as they do, I’d eat my proverbial hat! Oct 29, George K.
MacLean at the top of his game. Nobody does it any better than he does. Action, danger, what more can one ask? Dec 20, Astrid rated it liked it.
Like most books of this genre, you know who’s the hero and who’s the bad guy, and who’s going to survive from quite early on and of course the heroes are about as bad as the villains, but I guess that is a unwritten or was it written They decide to get rid of the thre Like most books of this genre, you know who’s the hero and who’s the bad guy, and who’s going to survive from quite early on and of course the heroes are about as bad as the villains, but I guess that is a unwritten or was it written They decide to get rid of the threat that he is to their own oil ventures by any means possible, and it’s up to the two loyal friends to keep the millionaire, and his daughters, safe.
Mar 08, Neil Fulwood rated it liked it. Middling MacLean, then, but entertaining enough. Dec 30, Matthew DeBettencourt rated it really liked it. Ten major oil investors plot against one of the most powerful oil tycoons in the world, a British Lord named Lord Worth. But when Lord Worth catches wind of their secret meeting, he comes up with a plan to defend the Seawitch–his most prominent oil rig–at any cost.
Believe it or not, I actually picked up this book because, shortly before seeing it, Alistair MacLean was a question or answer? So I read it, and I enjoyed it. It is fast-paced, so despite the long chapters, the ride wi Ten major oil investors plot against one of the most powerful oil tycoons in the world, a British Lord named Lord Worth. It is fast-paced, so despite the long chapters, the ride will be over before you know it!
Jan 11, Gannonl rated it really liked it. In the world of big oil business’ anything goes. Even if people may get hurt. That is the way that ten of the biggest oil magnates work. They hire a ruthless man to destroy the dream rig of their top rival. The only things that the ten magnates did not count on were the work of two private detectives, how ruthless their man actually was, and the connections millionaires have. Allister MacLean writes a great novel filled with suspense, romance, and lots of action.
Mar 05, Piers Platt rated it did not like it. I love “Where Eagles Dare,” but Seawitch is Characters are one-dimensional, plot stretches credulity at several points, and I honestly thought my ebook was corrupted and missing a few pages. Then I realized that no, the author actually intended to wrap up the entire book’s plot with a five page climax. A three legged oil drilling rig owned by a British Lord, 10 of his competitors who wants the lord and his rig destroyed to stabilize oil prices, a villain who will undertake the demolition of the lord and his rig and two ex cops turned private detectives – these are the characters.
The story is fast paced with all of Alistair MacLean intrigues and suspense. A good thriller to read for leisure.
May 07, Chris rated it it was ok. This novel was very disappointing. Much of the action was unexplained, in terms of motivation. Events followed one another in random fashion, and the resolution of the conflict was unrealistically simple. I macldan enjoy this good, straight-forward adventure story.
Surprised they haven’t made a cheap hollywood movie staring sean connery as the wealth oil mogul scot and steven segal as the renegade cop. Some very unbelievable scenarios that would suit hollywood. Sep 25, Tim rated it it was amazing. Totally unbelievable, but one of my favorite Alistair Maclean despite that. Mar 09, Hazel rated it it was ok. I read lots macean MacLean during my teens. Picked up the habit from my father. Jun 30, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it. The Sea Witch is an oil drilling platform in the North Sea.
A group of terrorists attempt to capture and destroy the rig. One man has to prevent this. Mar 18, Ludo Theuns rated it really liked alostair Shelves: Het is ongelofelijk dat de reeks van techno trillers seawittch zo lang geleden geschreven zijn, ook vandaag nog zonder moeite de lezer kunnen boeien, zonder ouderwets over te komen.
Seawitch by Alistair Maclean (1977)
Apr 01, Ashok added it. It lacked MacLean class. It was OK thriller. No wonder no one made a movie of it. Sep 27, Glen rated it did not like it. Dec 19, Marvin Suther rated it liked it.