A classic novel of ruthless revenge set in the steel jungle of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico – and on the sea bed below it. Now reissued in a new cover style.
A sunken DC-3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: ten million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy.
The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn’t do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin.
Against them stood one man, and those were his people, those skeletons in their watery coffin. His name was Talbot, and he would bury his dead – but only after he had avenged their murders.
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Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. 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 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed. He died in 1987.Review:
‘Guns, gangsters, sudden death, terrific action on land and under the sea ... Fear is the Key has a plot that will require a lot of willpower to stop you looking at the last page.’
‘Keeps tension at screaming point.’
‘Excitement and violence ... the pace never slackens.’
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1969. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87325185
Book Description HarperCollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0002432323I3N10
Book Description HarperCollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0002432323 1961 LARGE PRINT Ulverscroft hardcover; ex-library with new library hardcover binding; blank inside front page gone; no marks in text. Bookseller Inventory # 14755
Book Description HarperCollins, 1969. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0002432323-2-4
Book Description Collins, Great Britain, 1970. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Fourth Impression. The dust jacket is moderately worn with age, and clipped on the inside flap. The pages are a uniform pale yellow. The cover is mildly worn with age. Size: Size D: 7"-8" Tall (177-203mm). Bookseller Inventory # 125364