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Going back to an old favorite, yes, finally something fun and exciting to read.

Aug 23, Fiona rated it it was ok Shelves: The movie takes its place on a train on its way to Fort Humboldt, and Charles Bronson acts as a man accused of many ill-doings. Chris Banion Rayford Apss Use of these is for historical and entertainment purposes only, and is not meant to establish ownership of such materials.

Wanting breakhrart have a go at popular authors I’ve been ignoring, MacLean came to mind, and it’s my memory of the film that peaked my interest in the novel. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Your grandfather brezkheart an Argosy reader?

The author alistajr a printed list of the characters and a map of the train layout at the beginning, and I found myself referring back to that list until almost a third of the way through the book. Even today, and knowing how it all ends, every time I sit down with Breakheart Pass or watch the Charles Bronson film adaptation of that tale, I feel anew the frisson of anticipation, wondering who will survive that dangerous train ride There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

However, as the journey progresses there is a litany of mysterious disasters:. Still, I thought the story was good.


When I was a kid in the mid-to-late s my parents were among the last in the neighbourhood, perhaps even the western hemisphere, to purchase that bulky hunk of metal known as a video cassette recorder. We see him sneaking round the train finding the bodies of the two missing army officers, discovering that the coffins bound for the Fort are in fact full of guns and ammo, hiding the telegraph equipment since he suspects the official telegraphists have been corrupted by the gang and generally uncovering the Truth.

Unfortunately, for American audiences, MacLean was less successful capturing an authentic tone of the frontier American Westand the movie version starring Charles BronsonRichard CrennaBen Johnsonand Jill Irelandproved to be more popular with the public than the novel.

Connections Referenced in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 5: As brealheart Deakin he is a man of few words, but his few words are so vacuous and expected that it would aljstair been better had he been breakkheart. Pulled this off the shelf to re-rad before sending it to the used bookstore.

The action mainly sticks to the rails, though the sense of riding a great allistair train is not strongly evoked. The story takes several twists and turns filled with action and adventure.

Only he — and the doughty doctor he recruits and the pretty woman journalist -can save the President! As the journey continues we slowly learn that all is not what it seems, and that none of the characters is telling the whole truth.

Breakheart Pass by Alistair MacLean (1974)

To ask other readers questions about Breakheart Passplease sign up. I was not disappointed. And they are talking darkly of the immense profits to be made…. But a fun read with some twists and turns. The characters are all well described and you can easily picture them in your head, always a alistakr sign.


It was a departure for MacLean in that, despite the thriller novel plot, the setting is essentially that of a western novelset in the western ranges of the Sierra Nevada mountains of the Rocky Mountains in breakherat Western United States in the late 19th century. Add the first question.

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Man Undercover The Diogenes Club: Ice Station Zebra Paperback. In Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness.

Unfortunately, when he died in the s, my mother and her sister disposed of all his magazines. Something is amiss, someone is not what they seem, and MacLean is such a master of plot that you can’t figure out how it’s going to end.

Keeps you wondering who is the real hero until the last few chapters. Please read my complete review at Casual Debris. Showing of 48 reviews. One evening before supper my mom ushered me out of the house to pick up a movie.

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