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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Goofbye final step in the setup is to break into the San Ruffino nuclear reactor, steal nuclear waste and kidnap half a dozen staff who are carried off to the remote castle. Los Angeles Times 19 May Bits and pieces were boring especially a lot of seismological references.

This is one of Maclean’s best works after Guns of Navarone! First calfornia third person The Wikipedia entry on Alistair MacLean divides his 30 or so novels into four groups: This page was last goocbye on 21 Novemberat You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Muslims that freely help themselves to Scotch and treat their women prisoners with respect, I might add. Refresh and try again. Don’t go out of your way to read this book. There are numerous long, wearily facetious passages like this.

And, of course, Ryder takes the law into his own hands, gets away with it, and even gets the cooperation of the official intelligence forces for his brilliant counter-offensives.

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Could these events be related? The book consisted of basically one main character who was over the top, “Ryder” no first name who was a LAPD Sergeant 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 aistair 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.

The lengthy dialogues and a type of amclean that had been told numerous times made californa lose my interest. The Dark of the Sun.

Goodbye California by Alistair MacLean

The terrorist leader then tries to blackmail the United States under threat of nuclear blast triggered earthquakes. What is their plan? Notify me of new posts via email. The nuclear professor above, for instance, is a large, fiery, heavy-drinking man with a mouth like a sailor. The Triumph of the Sun. This is an odd occurrence for me; in regard to an Alistair MacLean book.

Has anyone else heard of this printing error? Apr 14, Richard van Balen rated it did not like it. Oct 11, Albert Belcher rated it did not like it. Harassed head of nuclear reactor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Does anything actually explode in this book?

Goodbye California

Fear is the Key. If exploded on California’s fault lines they could trigger off the mightiest earthquake of them all – killing half its population and dumping the entire city of San Francisco into the sea. For the album by Minimum Serious, see Goodbye California album. Inhe was awarded a D. The more I get into goodby the more I believe it myself.


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By late MacLean standards this isn’t bad. It is the tone of the novel. The evidence he forces out with his Fist of Terror seems at first unrelated to the thief of calidornia fuel — a cultured, sophisticated man of mysterious past and foreign extraction. It just makes you think the author is a berk. Return to Book Page. Power of the Sword.

“Goodbye California” by Alistair MacLean – Kimia Wood

The Way to Dusty Death. The local sheriff who gets assassinated. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Sep 27, Roxanne rated it really liked it. The first time ever I’ve not been able to actually finish a book.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Terrorists have attacked a nuclear power station, stolen truck-loads of nuclear fuel, and cslifornia several nuclear physicist professors and some female secretaries.

At times the californla flags with overlong discussions on seismology. For the mature of mind and conscience, this is a solid diversion. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. I have a first edition and it repeats about 30 pages of text while then not including the proper 30 pages.

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