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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Overall, it ended up being a very dark and disturbing book, without enough plot or excitement to make up for it. Geoffrey Reeve Don Sharp boat sequence. Altijd leuk om de titel van het boek terug te zien keren in de tekst.

Upload Menus Upload menu files with. GP Action Adventure Crime. But what a heavy touch! He has two female assistants accompanying him to Amsterdam, and together they must unravel the mystery and find out how the drugs are being transported and delivered. You’ll find that the dutch police get involved, the girls who work for Sherman get involved and Sherman, himself, stays up late chasing loose ends. Unfortunately, Sherman’s relationship with his assistants is used against him.

The idea is that within half an hour he will go insane and then fall into a coma and die. Their ill, helpless state is portrayed and there are numerous views of marked arms that have been scared by continual injections. Full Cast and Crew. I had high hopes.

This was the darker and more vi A fast fun exciting read – and a good way to spend a three hour flight. Sherman and a colleague arrive at a warehouse run by Morgenstern but without his partner Mugenthaler who only appears in the book where the drugs are being distributed.


This book definitely started out with a bang—a good tingly bit of intrigue and murder immediately plunge us into. 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.

He’s above the law, breaking numerous laws himself as he tries to find out what he’s after. Email required Address never made public. Sharp said the film went on to make “a mint of money” and claimed in he was still getting royalties from it being shown on television.

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Your Mobile has been activated successfully. Ch 8 I was glad to be alive.

Not that I aljstair calling myself an ingenious detective with a future in the Narcotics Department of Interpol. He has come to Amsterdam to track down the bosses of an international heroin smuggling operation. They are, unfortunately, badly translated and I want to get my hands on originalswhich I see now and which is kind of distracting. Sep 06, Ralph Alostair rated it really liked it. This was creepier than most of his books that I’ve read, but it was still really good.

Hij reist naar Amsterdam op zoek naar een ‘drugskoning’. Belinda en Maggie hebben een klein aandeel in het verhaal in allistair begin tenminste en blijven ook achterwege. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Normally, a character like Paul Sherman would quickly find himself in a canal with a bullet hole in the back of the head and mclean the bad guys play cat and mouse with him. On another note, this is possibly one of the most sexist novels I’ve ever read at least in the Another I read because it’s set in Amsterdam.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do much about it.

So I am giving it 4 stars instead of 3 because I believe the first time readers will find it exciting and entertaining despite chaij of its shortcomings. The very name conjures up images of some of the most widely read action thrillers of our times.

Puppet on a Chain by Alistair MacLean (1969)

How many Bond films can claim that? Meegeren leaves on a speedboat.

Normally, a character who keeps making mistakes throughout the bookwould quickly find himself in the nearest canal, with a bullet in the back of his head. On a cargo ship converted into a cruise-liner, First Officer John Carter foils the plan of international hijackers to use his vessel as bait for a passing U.

With his incognito female fellow agent the American is soon stirring things up. Het eind vond ik ook erg cliche. Film poster by Arnaldo Putzu. May 25, David rated it did not like it. Films directed by Don Sharp.

The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful. The first couple of pages proved me right.

In many ways it is very typical MacLean. Phone booths, sending coded messages, attention to detail and working by your wits are tools from the past.

A fast fun exciting read – and a good way to spend a three hour flight. Search the product to add.