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The author gives a slistair 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.

The Rap Sheet: The Book You Have to Read: “Breakheart Pass,” by Alistair MacLean

The plot is great, involving a wide range of both renegades and good guys, not to mention the red indians. Estleman 6 Breaakheart 7 Magnum P.

This was fun, and I can see why it was made into a movie. First person narrator — the classic novels Night Without End — Arctic scientist Mason saves brezkheart crash survivors from baddies who have stolen a secret missile guidance system.

Illustrated James Bond: Author MacLean alixtair allegedly past his prime when he wrote Breakheart Pass. Well, the short answer is really frickin’ horrible ; although if that’s not enough, the somewhat longer answer follows: Personally I think that this is one of Charles Bronson’s greatest movies and his co-actors also does a very maclesn job. Rap Sheet logo by David Middleton. Feb 21, Ibrahim rated it it was ok Shelves: MacLean is a mixed author for me, with some books I love, and some books I hate, and this is one that occupies the middle space, so it’s OK as a quick, cheap read when you’re on a long car ride or something; otherwise, Breakheart Pass isn’t special, and quickly lass.


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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I read this from a used hardback from the kind of thoughtless Amazon 3rd party sellers who like horse thieves advertise ragged public library discards as very good condition.

Once the train gets underway, everything changes. Want to Read saving….

Breakheart Pass by Alistair MacLean (1974)

Apart from Clive Cussler’s Isaac Bell series, I don’t think I’ve read a book of this specific genre, albeit Cussler’s books are set slightly later in time. Aug 23, Fiona rated it it was ok Shelves: Travelling along it is a crowded troop train, bound for the cholera-stricken garrison at Fort Humboldt.

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 Picturesque, sometimes grotesque, this maclea perhaps be one of his best works. Though it’s been twenty-plus years, I recall quite a bit about the movie, and I enjoyed it at the time, which is a lot more than I can say about the novel.

Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I won’t be giving any spoilers, but it is definitely worth a read.



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 qlistair. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The characters are all well described and you can easily picture them in your head, always a good sign. And they are talking darkly of the immense profits mxclean be made…. Fairchild spoke weightily in his impressively gubernatorial manner.

My only complaint is that a whole lot of characters are introduced at the beginning of the book, and without much character description, it was difficult for me to keep them straight for awhile. Things start to go amiss from the first, though. The long, complex sentences told with a monotonicity that is matched only by the Macleanean skill of keeping the reader engrossed, are an added bonus.

On the train are relief troops, medical supplies, other provisions and a wanted outlaw in the custody of a United States Marshal. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

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