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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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The pal on the local newspaper. Buy the eBook Price: You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: It is impossible to really enter the spirit of a book, to enjoy it, let alone be gripped by it, when you are reminded on every page that the author is a twerp. Especially early in the book, great chunks of time are spent with characters laying out the exact facts for other characters. Mar 11, P. His 6-foot-6 man-mountain number two. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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A one – off from Alistair MacLean. The evidence he forces out with his Fist of Terror seems at first unrelated to the thief of nuclear fuel — a cultured, sophisticated man valifornia mysterious past and foreign extraction.

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Manil rated it really liked it Nov 29, Goodbye California is no different. Don’t go out of your way to read this book. Refresh and try again. Burnett began to swear, with a fervour and singular lack of repetition that showed clearly that a considerable part of his education must have been spent in fields other than the purely academic, remembered that he was in the presence of ladies, reached for the Glenfiddich and fell silent.


MacLean does an excellent job describing characters. This novel has over forty named characters and I was frequently confused about who was who.

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Dec 19, Marvin Suther rated it liked it. However, the characters were interesting I picked this up because it was the only book in English at the hotel in Bali and it wasn’t bad holiday reading.

This book is actually a thriller about a mad science person planting a bomb and setting up a big earthquake where Calif would fall into the ocean. Of course, everyone expects the Big Earthquake to hit California goodbey, what if someone decides to help mother nature along.

Even though the story line was a bit far-fetched in my opinionit was an enjoyable read. Force 10 from Navarone. Leave a comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And because it is the narrator talking, he can write at macleah length he wants. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Los Angeles is ringed by earthquake centres – seven massive ‘quakes so far.

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Los Angeles is ringed by earthquake centres – seven massive quakes so far. The Wikipedia entry on Alistair MacLean divides his 30 or so novels into four groups: Los Angeles Times 27 Feb Has anyone else heard of this printing error?

The nuclear professor above, for instance, is a large, fiery, heavy-drinking man with a mouth like a sailor. By late MacLean standards this isn’t bad. Works by Alistair MacLean. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. If you are interested in earthquakes you might find it interesting. Pay attention in school, and you can outsmart international terrorists! Jul 23, Lenny Husen rated it it was ok. This one has his own nuclear weapons and knows where to set them of to say Goodbye to California.


Alistair MacLean’s Goodbye California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A bit draggy, perhaps, but Sgt.

Especially early in the book, great chunks of time are spent with characters laying out the exact facts for other characters. MacLean does an excellent job describing characters.

I was surprised by how little I cared.

Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean

And, of course, Ryder takes the law into his own hands, gets away with it, californai even gets the cooperation of the official intelligence forces for his brilliant counter-offensives. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. We have no idea where the next, the monster, will hit…’ …until a criminal fanatic kidnaps a nuclear scientist and builds his own atomic bombs. Can Ryder and his son track down and neutralise Morro and his gang before they can carry out this plan?

Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean. The book consisted of basically one main character who was over the top, “Ryder” no first name who was a LAPD Gpodbye who is smarter than the entire FBI and CIA combined, shows no emotion or worry although his beautiful wife and beautiful daughter are being held captive and his daughter has been shotis able to understand everything there is to know about Earthquakes by reading library books for 90 minutes, and basically, after much tedium and lack of any action except Ryder beating the shit out of bad guys mentally and physicallysaves the day.