Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare

Book - 2012
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A team of British Special Forces commandos parachutes into the high peaks of the Austrian Alps with the mission of stealing into an invulnerable alpine castle, accessible only by aerial gondola, the headquarters of Nazi intelligence. Supposedly sent in to rescue one of their own, their real mission turns out to be a lot more complicated, and the tension climbs as team members start to die off, one by one.
Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2012, c1967
ISBN: 9781402792502
1402792506
Branch Call Number: F Mac

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maclean used ww2 for much of his novels. this is one of them, and a rip-roaring yarn, it is. for me the high point is during the plane ride back to allied territory. what goes on between the hero-character, and the villain, is nearly heart stopping. there is a climb up a mountain, there is a ski lift, also; earlier in the book. Alistair's writing is such that I get dizzy from the heights, and the danger. I'm not going to say this is 'one of his best;' there are many of approximately the same quality, (FEAR IS THE KEY, ICE STATION ZEBRA, GUNS OF NAVARONE, the story collection, THE LONELY SEA, etc.).

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Mar 21, 2017

Great ####!!!!!!!

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