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by Alistair MacLean

  • ISBN: 0449140091
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Alistair MacLean
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fawcett (July 12, 1978)
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  • Rating: 4.1
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Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was born in 1922 and brought up in the Scottish Highlands. The Satan Bug. An Imprint of Sterling Publishing. 387 Park Avenue South.

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was born in 1922 and brought up in the Scottish Highlands.

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy.

Ships from and sold by Inetrade Books. Ships from and sold by RAREWAVES-IMPORTS. Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster.

The Satan Bug. book author. The Final Adventure of Alistair MacLean: SANTORINI By Alistair MacLean Doubleday. Webster, Alistair MacLean: A Life, p. 191. ^ a b c Alistair Maclean dies aged 64 The Irish Times3 Feb 1987: 4. ^ a b "Novelist Alistair MacLean Dies at 64". AP News. The Washington Post 12 Apr 1987: BW7.

Over dinner I'd told her the whole story- the whole story. I'd never seen her scared before, but she was that now. Badly. It was an old-fashioned, flat-roofed, stone-built affair with long narrow windows and a flight of stone steps leading up to the front door over a moat-like trench that ran right round the house and gave light to the basement. High trees, sighing in the cold night wind, surrounded the house on four sides and it was beginning to rain heavily

Two with blue tops - two vials of the Satan Bu. Tell them that unless they immediately release all my captured men - and the money they have - I shall be compelled to drop botulinus and Satan Bug toxins over London. I have no idea where they will fall, nor do I greatly care

Two with blue tops - two vials of the Satan Bug. Three with red tops - three vials of botulinus toxin. Scarlatti handed me another blue-topped vial from his pocket. I have no idea where they will fall, nor do I greatly care. Further, if any attempt is made to follow, trace or capture me or my men I shall use toxin regardless of consequences.

Up until recently, my only experience with Scottish author Alistair MacLean's ninth novel, 1962's "The Satan Bug," was via the film that was loosely made from it three years later.

An alternate cover for this isbn can be found here  . Up until recently, my only experience with Scottish author Alistair MacLean's ninth novel, 1962's "The Satan Bug," was via the film that was loosely made from it three years later. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed. Библиографические данные. Автор. Annotation. Author: Alistair MacLean. Publisher: Fontana Books, 1964. From the surrounding road you come to double fences of barbed wire. They are 15 feet high, sloping at the top, and patrolled at night by armed guards with Dobermann Pinschers

Murder, mystery, intrigue, and adventure in one MacLean's best works
Reviews about The Satan Bug (7):
Taulkree
As a MacLean fan, I have read and re-read many of his books. This was my second reading of The Satan Bug, and while don't recall a whole lot from the first time, I found the mystery and suspense average at best. All the standard MacLean characters are present, and the stakes are high - perhaps a bit too high. The menace of the Satan Bug is so large that it is clear that it could never be used. Suspense only works if it is plausible that the dreaded event will take place or not.
Still it's a MacLean and an enjoyable read, at least for his fans.
Fearlessrunner
I will readily admit to not having read a great deal of Mr. MacLean's work, of course I had been aware of him, but I was rather pleasantly surprised by both the author's writer's skill as a writer, and the skill with which he handed the subject matter. Not being a particular fan of the genre, it was, at times a little too 'cloak and dagger' for me, perhaps, but I am quite sure that fans of the genre will be very impressed, and some non-fans as me, be forced to reconsider their taste in literature; this really is quite a fine book. rick mccloy
Doukree
Good action from start to finish ... plenty of twist as you figure out the true identity and the real plan ... Alistair at his best ...
Drelalen
it keeps you interested and cant wait to keep reading to find out who the culprit is. i have only read about 60 plus % because i read when i get the chance.
Daiktilar
Great if you're into willing suspension of disbelief... It's totally action packed, maybe a bit too much so...not Maclean's best but certainly readable!
Pemand
A great book but different than the movie. The book is much more exciting and suspenseful.
Darksinger
This is an 1960's cold war thriller. There's been a break in at a top secret British government facility where biological weapons are produced and a top scientist there has been murdered. Pierre Cavell the former head of security for the facility now turned private detective has been called up to help in the investigation. Cavell discovers another scientist murdered and 8 vials of deadly viruses gone missing, two of which contain the deadliest of all viruses called the Satin bug. The ensuing investigation is carried out in the manner of a classic detective mystery where each suspect is questioned and put under a microscope. There are a number of people working at the lab and each is a suspect. A good portion of the book is devoted to the investigation., which is full of uninteresting twists and turns and false leads planted by a clever bad guy. In addition to being boring there are a number of plotholes. For instance Cavell announces the culprit to be a Dr. Gregori who is prominent Italian scientist but not who he appears to be. According to Cavell Dr Gregori is being impersonated an American crime lord who was deported to Italy and who killed the real Dr Gregori and assumed his identity so that he could get a top research job at the British facility to launch a criminal enterprise. This turns out to be correct but how Cavell came to this nonsense conclusion was not properly and fully explained. It gets better latter in the book leading into a action packed but highly improbable conclusion, which included a partial evacuation of London around the site that Dr. Gregori threatened to unleash the Stain Bug. This is a real head scratcher insofar the Satin Bug unleashed in London would kill everyone in Britain and possibly the world. So why bother evacuating? Overall the good outweighs the not so good. But just barely.
Alistair MacLean was a wonderful story teller. This tale is yet another of his gripping stories. If anyone needs to do something other than read, then do it before reading this book or you will not put the book down until the very last word.

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