Sven-Bertil Taube in Puppet on a Chain () Puppet on a Chain () Barbara Parkins in Puppet on a .. Alistair Maclean’s Puppet on a Chain See more». Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at. From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time Sherman of Interpol’s Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope.. .

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It’s about Paul Sherman, a British Interpol agent, in Amsterdam looking for the source of drug trafficking into Britain. Soon after, George dies of an overdose and she is murdered. When Sherman tries to save his assistants Maggie or Belinda it is ultimately because they are fellow Interpol agents; if he had an affair with either of them the clarity and simplicity of his actions would puuppet lost. Edit Cast Complete credited cast: The sexism knocks it down another star.

Paul Sherman is a veteran Interpol Kn Bureau agent, used to independent action and blunt force tactics. Along with the steady self-deprecation, it humanises the protagonist and makes him easier to identify with. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Still this is a fairly goodthough slightly dumb thriller which does feature go go dancers.

So here you do not have the gadgets of Bond or the ingenuity of Bourne but in Paul Sherman you have a determined investigator who remains credible in all his efforts, in an account that carries a threat and conveys a sense of danger still to a modern day reader.

I had never felt so good before. Lots of starchy, official language like that. Is it because MacLean came from a more restrained era born ? It’s an action- thriller rather a character driven story of course which only lets up when the story needs to to be told. First edition cover UK. OK so you get beaten up, deafened, half drowned, shot and smashed in the face with any blunt instrument to hand: I really liked this Maclean book but can’t remember why. Daarnaast merkt de lezer dat de spanning van Sherman en zijn vijanden begint toe te nemen.


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Mr MacLean has got a unique way of writing the thoughts going on through his character’s mind. The novel is in first person, so it could just be that this particular character was meant to feel that way, but it certainly didn’t help me feel for him. Perhaps it is the violence within a tourist setting that unsettles still when we are now familiar with drug related incidents and its gun crime culture in our modern cities.

Sherman is attacked by a man on a boat and shoots him dead.

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I will stop short of saying there is nothing likable about him, but aliztair is far from charismatic. But the title suddenly flashed into my mind today. But it’s not that bad. Obviously not my favorite MacLean novel, but it’s good if you can hang in there and read it all. Leave a comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In other words some scenes in the plot seems to be planned that way just to make sure our hero sees the action. Upload photo files with. It’s never quite clear why Interpol, an agency that in reality does not actually pursue malefactors, hires young girls with no ah, completely visible skills.

Sherman komt aan en ziet een pop met een ketting om zijn nek hangen. I saw its cover and was like ‘this doesn’t look so cool’.


Colonel De Graaf Patrick Allen Van Gelder tries to escape, but is killed by Sherman again a discrepancy in that he falls to his death in the film but is skewered on a hook in the book.

I liked this book overall. Het feit dat Sherman zo achterdochtig is, maakt mij ook ontzettend achterdochtig. Ik zou dit boek zeker aanraden aan mensen die van actie houden. But I didn’t have any other books in my hand after the Foundation series. This is redeemed somewhat by the investigator’s incompetence — he makes mistake after mistake, stumbling around Amsterdam — eventually resulting in the most lu MacLean seems to venture out of his depth in Puppet on a Chain, which results in a presentation of a drug culture that fits more with paranoid anxiety like Reefer Madness than with real drug economy.

The book became a best seller. With enormous skill the atmosphere is built up: As a result, he’s always given time to escape.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Apr 23, Anne Earney rated it it was ok Shelves: The grizzly and strange scenes of murder were still vivid in my mind. What’s the Name o Dec 30, Richard rated it liked it Shelves: The very name conjures up images of some chin the most widely read action thrillers of our times.

Bij aankomst op Schiphol gaat het meteen mis als een informant sterft. Sherlock Holmes has been dead these many years. The main character has two young, attractive female assistants, whom he continuously talks down to, treats as inferiors and generally denigrates their intelligence.

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