Sven-Bertil Taube in Puppet on a Chain () Puppet on a Chain () Barbara Parkins in Puppet on a .. Alistair Maclean’s Puppet on a Chain See more». Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at. From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time Sherman of Interpol’s Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope.. .

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It’s shabbiness was understandable because it was taken out of a public library. View all 7 comments. It is kind of realistic as if you are in the character’s shoe and facing what he was facing.

Chapter 10 The element of cheesey wish-fulfilment is right on the surface here. Dat maakt het soms wat hilarisch. He’s above the law, breaking numerous laws himself as he tries to find out what he’s after. The story culminates in a violent struggle above the streets of Amsterdam to save the life of his surviving female operative, not knowing whether anyone they meet can really be trusted.

As his investigation is undermined by betrayal, leaving him constantly a half-step behind his adversaries, Sherman must resort to increasingly violent action to turn the tables. That he manages to survive his headlong macoean into danger is more luck than pluck.

Puppet on a Chain – MacLean Alistair

An attractive figure chaln just that, with no detail gone into. Quotes from Puppet on a Chain. Want to Read saving…. He’s a sexist pig. May 25, David rated it did not like it. Paul Sherman Barbara Parkins You hope the good guys win, but you don’t really know. Too much description, telling and exaggerated action.


Het verhaal is gemakkelijk te lezen en de lezer wordt in het verhaal getrokken. Another I read because it’s set in Amsterdam. So I find it difficult to get into under the best of circumstances, and with this book, I felt only a mild sense of curiosity.

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Published by Fontana first published This page was last edited on maclwan Juneat Feb 20, Eric Wright rated it liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Ik hoop dat zij later in het verhaal een sterkere rol kunnen vertegenwoordigen. However, the main drug Sherman is after is heroin.

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Colonel De Graaf Patrick Allen This book was written in the s Conceivably, they might have been expected to be taken a degree less literally, but then unspecified exhortation, when translated into practice, is always liable to a certain amount of executive misdirection, which appeared to be what had happened in this case: Thats what I felt I was.

May 31, Scott Holstad rated it liked it. MacLean seems to venture out of his depth in Puppet on a Chain, which results in a presentation of a drug culture that fits more with paranoid anxiety like Reefer Madness than with real drug economy. I almost gave up aa it several times. Puppet on puppe Chain 5. Many of the reviews on the jacket are from the Mail or Express suggesting that was his core demographic — older lower-middle-class men who resent the modern world and fantasise about leading lives of adventure helped by mini-skirted dollybirds.

Puppet on a Chain by Alistair MacLean (1969)

The person we think to be the main dealer, Reverend Goodbody, has a whole town under his spell and willing to commit murder for him. Not that I am calling myself an ingenious detective with a future in cgain Narcotics Department of Interpol. Dit stukje komt voor tijdens een huiszoeking. The chappie who directed in [Geoffrey Reeve, who died in ] has gone on to produce some nice movies, and before this he had a good career in shooting commercials.


Start your free trial. All part of a very dated taste. You’ll find that the dutch police get involved, the girls who work for Sherman get involved and Sherman, himself, stays up late It’s been written by someone who knows what they’re doing and it’s pages of hold on for life because this ol’ train aint gonna be stopping anytime soon. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Inhe was awarded a D. Bullet For Bullet – Julio Rebeiro.

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Feb 26, Nigel Pinkus rated it really liked it. In many ways it is very typical MacLean. The bad guys were so bad, that I had to be on his side, but I think I secretly wanted him to die too.

Upload photo files with. Soon after, George dies pupet an overdose and she is murdered. Overall, one of the best thrillers I read.

Lots of starchy, official language like that.