Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare

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Forbidding peaks, resourceful commandos, beautiful spies, nonstop action, and neck-snapping plot twists make this the classic adventure thriller--the kind of page-turner that readers actually will find impossible to put down. A team of British Special Forces commandos parachutes into the high peaks of the Austrian Alps with the mission of stealing into an invulnerable alpine castle--accessible only by aerial gondola--the headquarters of Nazi intelligence. Supposedly sent in to rescue one of their own, their real mission turns out to be a lot more complicated--and the tension climbs as team members start to die off, one by one. Written by Alistair Maclean, author of the Guns of Navarone, this is the novel that set the pace for the modern action thriller (the film version, with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, also helped), and it still packs twice the punch of most contemporary best-selling thrillers. What's more, the cast of spooks, turncoats, and commandos who drive this story are more relevant than ever in our new era of special forces, black ops, and unpredictable alliances.
Publisher: New York, NY : Thunder's Mouth Press, c2002.
ISBN: 9781560254553
1560254556
Characteristics: 272 p. ;,22 cm.

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maclean used ww2 for much of his novels. this is one of them, and a rip-roaring yarn, it is. for me the high point is during the plane ride back to allied territory. what goes on between the hero-character, and the villain, is nearly heart stopping. there is a climb up a mountain, there is a ski lift, also; earlier in the book. Alistair's writing is such that I get dizzy from the heights, and the danger. I'm not going to say this is 'one of his best;' there are many of approximately the same quality, (FEAR IS THE KEY, ICE STATION ZEBRA, GUNS OF NAVARONE, the story collection, THE LONELY SEA, etc.).

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Mar 21, 2017

Great ####!!!!!!!

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