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Author: Alistair MacLean
ISBN: 0002215470
Language: English
Pages: 192 pages
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Doubleday & Company Inc.; 1st Ed. edition (1974)
Rating: 4.9
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Alistair MacLean asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

Alistair MacLean asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher.

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Breakheart Pass book. I like Alistair MacLean's books and assumed I would love Breakheart Pass. I was not disappointed

Breakheart Pass book. I was not disappointed. But whereas I expected some straight up fight (sort of like a Die Hard style of book), it was far more intricate than that.

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Alistair Maclean ny miles away, snow was falling. And, as could be seen from the gentle swaying of the snow-clad pine-tops, the morning wind was steadily freshening. Some of the pools in the river, where the water was almost still, had ice reaching out from both banks to meet almost in the middle. The mountain winter was at hand.

Alistair Stuart MacLean was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories Breakheart Pass was first published in 1974.

Alistair Stuart MacLean was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. He was born in Glasgow but spent much of his childhood and youth in Daviot, ten miles south of Inverness. Breakheart Pass was first published in 1974. An army train carries a doctor and medical supplies from Reese City to small, cholera-stricken Fort Humboldt and some gold and silver bullion on to Virginia City. On board is card rer-gunman John Deakin, who is also a former doctor and is the captive of .

Author: Alistair MacLean. A train is barreling through a blizzard across the desolate Nevada territory of hostile Paiute Indians toward Fort Humboldt in 1873. Nevada’s Governor, the fort commander’s daughter, and a US marshal escorting an outlaw are onboard. No one is telling the truth, and at least one person is capable of murder. Who will make it to their destination?

Breakheart Pass - Alistair MacLean. A degree of irritation creeping into his voice, Claremont said: ‘I may as well save you the labour of individual interrogation

Breakheart Pass - Alistair MacLean. A degree of irritation creeping into his voice, Claremont said: ‘I may as well save you the labour of individual interrogation. Not that you have the right to know.

A magnificent tale of heart-stopping suspense from the highly acclaimed master of the genre, Alistair MacLean. The Rocky Mountains, Winter 187. ne of the most desolate stretches of railroad in the West. Travelling along it is a crowded troop train, bound for the cholera-stricken garrison at Fort Humboldt. On board are the Governor of Nevada, the daughter of the fort’s commander and a US marshal escorting a notorious outlaw. Between them and safety are the hostile Paiute Indians – and a man who will stop at nothing, not even murde. erformed by Ed Bishop.

One of the most desolate stretches of railroad in the West. hriller & Crime.

A rare Alistair Maclean western adventure.
Comments (7)
Raelin
I read this book years ago in paper-back, and was delighted when Harper Collins UK re-released all MacLean's books in Kindle format. It's still a great, improbable, Bond-like adventure. I've always appreciated MacLean's ability as a story-teller/writer; his descriptive vocabulary (who else could describe the hero as a scofflaw?); and his ability to follow the story-line without unnecessary detours.

However, this book (the first I've reread) is very poorly formatted, with run-on sentences & paragraphs, significant typos, and missing/incorrect punctuation throughout. It wasn't fun to read because of these. I don't believe anyone proof-read this text before it's release.I did submit the errors via Kindle, but I paid to read this book, not to edit it! It only cost $1.99 + tax, but I'm sorry I spent that much.
sergant
Suspenseful, intricate yarn from the master storyteller...marred yet again by terrible editing by HarperCollins. Typos and OCR errors abound along with some formatting glitches. Glad I was able to pick this up at the "sales" price of only $4.99. If independent, self-published authors can turn out ebooks with few or no typos and related errors for $1.99 or less, how come a giant publisher like HarperCollins can't do the same? Now that Mr. MacLean's books are almost all available in ebook form, it would be great to add every volume to my Kindle - but with the quality that H-C is providing, and at premium prices - I'm hesitant to continue. The four stars are for the novel as written by Mr. MacLean. If this review was based just on the quality of the ebook itself, it would be a 1 star review.
Beanisend
Some minor inconsistencies here and there, probably due to Mr. MacLean being English. But a fun read with some twists and turns. The book also spawned a rarely decent film.
Cordanius
This is an unusual setting for Alistair MacLean to use. I haven't read a "good western" for many years but this is a very good story. The many twists and turns in this story keep one riveted to the book from the very first line to the last. As with most Alistair MacLean books, I would only recommend this one if you have the time to read it because you won't be able to put it down once you start it.
Doomredeemer
One of my favorites. I enjoy Maclean’s low key narrative building to the climax.
Kagalkree
Well developed characters good plot and book moves along just like all of The author’s books. I am not usually a fan of westerns but liked this one a lot.
Nto
Lots of twists and turns. Keeps you wondering who is the real hero until the last few chapters. Another good read by A. Maclean.
Great Book -- no wonder they made a movie out of it.