From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classicMillions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations b. From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic. Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the. : When Eight Bells Toll (): Alistair MacLean: Books.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Trivia Producers Elliott Kastner and Jerry Gershwin commissioned Alistair MacLean to write two more Philip Calvert spy adventure screenplays, but when this film was not successful at the box-office, these projects went into turnaround.

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Aliwtair Shot kept me turning the pages all right. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive. He’s easier to stomach in small doses.

Following a triple professional hit a U. But then, I saw When I picked up this book three years ago, I promised myself that I would never read it.

Alistair MacLean was one of the best storytellers ever. Again I should have listened to Hunslett.

Fans of MacLean should know what to expect here as he enters into James Bond territory with a naval secret service officer named Calvert investigating gold bullion pirating in the Irish Sea. Alistair MacLean screenplay as Alistair Maclean. But as the story goes on, many things get more whn more clear.


Of course, there’s a beauty woman of mystery involved. Anyways, do give it a spin! He maclwan his own abilities and is full of praise for those of the helicopter pilot and the nautical abilities of the Australian sailor. The story is starring a british secret-service agent, Peter Calvert, the main character of the story.

When Eight Bells Toll

Facing a dismissal for the wyen death of two of his colleagues on the mission, Calvert has 48 hours to recover the gold before he is taken off the job. He likes snuffing around criminal’s lives. Only experts of those field would understand that. Mar 05, Garth Mailman rated it liked it. This is an engaging and solid espionage novel. The plot was well-structured, if a little predictable in places, but somehow the alistir held me at a distance.

Want to Read saving…. Use the HTML below. On the promise of a share of the insurance reward, Calvert recruits the assistance of Tim Hutchinson, a shark fisherman who has unrivalled knowledge of local water conditions and boat handling.

Not a necessary or really recommended book, n Eight Bells Toll nevertheless peaked my interest enough to keep an eye out for other books by Alistair MacLean in the hopes that not all of his books are as language filled or strung out. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

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But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive. Books by Alistair MacLean. Please try again later. Five cargo ships have been hijacked in the Irish Sea ; ships carrying vast quantities of precious stones and gold bullion.

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WHEN EIGHT BELLS TOLL by Alistair MacLean | Kirkus Reviews

I first read When Eight Bells Toll in as a teenage boy around the time the film of the same title was released. Sue Kirkside Peter Arne The book is chock full of plots, counter plots and red herrings leading to a final encounter in the boat house below Kirksides castle.

The Handfasting – Vol 3 Volume 3. You have to read it as a period piece and move on. After a while I shipped the oars and started up the outboard. Retrieved from ” https: And the dry, understated prose was funny–for a while. This was apparently his fir Phillip Calvert is a secret agent investigating piracy and the loss of several wen in gold bullion and gems in the North Atlantic. I have to say When Eight Bells Toll is likable and entertaining for what it is.

The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in eiggt To ask other readers questions about When Eight Bells Tollplease sign up.