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His love interest is weak and flat and silly, and just a tad whiny. That novel is a masterpiece; this is junk.

Not a very memorable MacLean from the late 70’s. Dec 19, Marvin Suther rated it liked it.

Sea Witch by Alistair MacLean – FictionDB

To the fact that this was not precisely the case any member of his drilling crews would have eagerly and blasphemously testified. Seawitch First edition cover UK. Another Alistair MacLean novel that I first read as a teenager my father’s selection of books has a lot malean answer for. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

That is the way that ten of the biggest oil magnates work. The book was a best seller. Surprised they haven’t made a cheap hollywood movie staring sean connery as the wealth oil mogul scot and steven segal as the renegade cop.


When Lord Worth poured on his icy contempt he used a king-sized can. Basically, a bunch of rich and powerful oil magnates assorted Americans, Russians and Cubans decide to gang up on another rich and powerful oil magnate who happens to be British who is getting too rich and powerful.

They decide to get rid of the threat that he is to their own oil ventures by any means possible, and it’s up to the two loyal friends to keep the millionaire, and his daughters, safe. Action, danger, what more can one ask? Aug 16, Warwick rated it did not like it. Which is sadly ironic because the richer and more famous he got, the worse his novels became.

Seawitch – Wikipedia

Luckily, he has also irritated alietair California cop, Ryder — by kidnapping his wife — so Ryder tracks him down, disarms his gang and kills him. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

He was a police chief of incomparable incompetence, but was a consummate and wholly ssawitch politician, which was why he was police chief. Believe it or not, I actually picked up this book because, shortly before seeing it, Alistair MacLean was a question or answer?

Inat the age of eighteen, he joined the Apistair Navy; two and a half years spent aboard a cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysseshis first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea. Behind it all lurks a vague threat that they might stir up such an extreme international incident as to start a major war.


All human subtlety has disappeared. Basically, a bunch of rich and powerful oil magnates assorted Americans, Russians and Cubans decide to seaqitch up on another rich and powerful oil magnate who happens to be British who is getting t I can’t say that this was my favourite MacLean novel – it jaclean of felt a bit of mess, with chapters jumping between different viewpoints and lots of characters for such a short novel.

I read lots of MacLean during my teens. All the characters are the biggest, richest, best or most powerful etc in the land.


To see what your friends thought of this book, seawtich sign up. They were, understandably, not unguarded… p. After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster.

Amazing style – starts a couple of stories together and ties them later in the book.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Middling MacLean, then, but entertaining enough. To ask other readers questions about Seawitch alustair, please sign up.