Fear is the Key

Fear is the Key by Alistair McLean

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The sleepy calm of Marble Springs, Florida, is shattered when an unknown Englishman ruthlessly shoots his way out of the courtroom, abducting the lovely Mary Ruthven at gun-point and tearing out of town in a stolen car. Who is he? What is his concern with the girl, with the General`s secluded house and with the great oil-rig twelve miles out in the Gulf of Mexico? Who are his three enemies?

Set against a Sub-tropical background, this is a novel of revenge. From the opening of sudden disaster to the final reckoning — on a dusty high road at noon, in a garden by night, in the steel jungle of the oil-rig and on the sea-bed below it — the tension mounts inexorably. Alistair MacLean`s story-telling has never been more brilliants or his grip on the reader more cruelly exciting.

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Alistair McLean ((Gaelic Alasdair Stuart MacGill-Eain English Alistair Stuart MacLean ) April 28, 1922, Glasgow, Scotland - February 2, 1987, Munich, Germany Scottish (British) writer, author of action novels Alistair Maclean was born on April 28, 1922 to a Scottish priest.

), English was a second language.

Early years Alistair spent in the north of Scotland.

When he was 14 years old, his father died, and with his mother he returned to Glasgow.

He graduated from school at the age of 17, a year later in 1941 joined the Royal Fleet as a torpedo operator.

He began his service as a junior sailor, then a sailor and a senior torpedo operator.

He first served on the paddle steamer Queen of Bournemouth, equipped with anti-aircraft guns to protect coastal ships off the coast of Great Britain and Scotland.

In 1943 he was transferred to cruiser "Royalist." On this ship Alistair McLean participated in two polar convoys, in operations against the German battleship "Tirpitz". In 1944, he participated in the landing in southern France, in the liberation of the island of Crete, in the battles in the Aegean Sea. In 1945, Alistair McLean takes part in the battles in the Far Eastern theater of operations against Japan. Targets were fired upon in Burma, Malaysia and Sumatra. After the surrender of Japan on the cruiser Royalist, the prisoners of war held there were taken from a Singapore prison to Great Britain. In 1946, Alistair McLean retired from the Navy and entered the University of Glasgow. He studied English at university and after graduating in 1953 began working as a school teacher. While still a student, Alistair McLean began to write stories about sea adventures. In 1954 he participates in the Glasgow Herald`s story competition. The winner is his short story "Dileas" and McLean gets the first £ 100 for his work. Collins commissioned McLean to write a nautical novel. This novel was the novel HMS Ulysses (1955), based on the true events of World War II and published in 1955. The novel was a great success and soon Alistair McLean was able to completely surrender to creativity. He wrote novels on naval, naval and espionage themes. In the early 1960s, wanting to show that the popularity of his books is due to the fact, and not because of the author`s name, he published two novels under the pseudonym "Ian Stewart". But he did not change the style and the readers quickly recognized him. It is almost impossible to tear yourself away from his books, they are read in one breath. The reader eagerly flips through the pages, wanting to know how everything will end. This effect is achieved due to the fact that McLean often puts his characters in extremely extreme conditions, the way out of which is almost impossible. It is on the verge of this "almost" that the main events take place. The writer skillfully whips up an atmosphere of mystery, the reader only at the very last moment learns what is the meaning of certain actions of the heroes. Another advantage of his novels is the competence of the author, McLean knows what he writes about, be it the tactical and technical characteristics of the destroyer or the design features of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A number of his works have been filmed. In the 60s and 70s, he is the most published writer. The books sold so well that there were problems with the tax office and Alistair McLean left the UK to settle in Switzerland. In 1963 - 1966 he did not write a single book, as he went into the hotel business. During his life, Alistair McLean wrote 28 novels. Alistair McLean was married twice, from his first marriage - three sons. The last years of his life, Alistair McLean suffered from alcoholism and died in 1987 in Munich. He was buried in Switzerland in the city of Celigny. The popularity of the writer was so high that after his death in 1987, publishers continued to publish novels based on his plots.  Wikipedia ;  Wikipedia (en.) ;  IMDb ;  Detective. Declaration of love ;  Detective method .  Bibliography Novels - Novels 1955 - HMS Ulysses - His Majesty`s ship "Ulysses"; Polar convoy; Cruiser Ulysses 1958 - South By Java Head - South of Java; South of Cape Java 1959 - The Last Frontier (aka The Secret Ways) - The Last Frontier 1960 - Ice Station Zebra - The Fatal Raid of the Polar Zebra; Polar station "Zebra"; Drifting Station Z 1960 - Night Without End - There is no end to the night; And there is no end to the night; Endless Night 1961 - Fear Is the Key - Fear opens all doors; Fear is the Key 1962 - The Dark Crusader (aka The Black Shrike) - Black Crusader; Black Shrike "(as Ian Stewart) 1962 - The Golden Rendezvous - Golden Rendezvous; Golden Gate 1962 - The Satan Bug - Devil`s germ 1966 - When Eight Bells Toll - When eight flasks break; Two days and three nights 1967 - Where Eagles Dare - Where eagles fly; Where the eagles soar 1969 - Puppet On a Chain - Doll on a chain; A doll on a chain; Souvenir or Doll on a chain 1070 - Caravan to Vaccares - Caravan in Vaccares 1971 - Bear Island - Bear Island 1973 - The Way to Dusty Death - Dusty Death Road 1974 - Breakheart Pass - Broken Hearts Gorge 1975 - Circus - Circus 1976 - The Golden Gate - Golden Gate 1977 - Seawitch - Sea Witch 1977 - Goodbye California - Goodbye California 1980 - Athabasca - Athabasca 1981 - River of Death - River of Death 1982 - Partisans - Guerrillas 1983 - Floodgate - Gateway 1984 - San Andreas - San Andreas 1986 - Santorini - Santorini 1991 - Time of the Assassins (with Alastair MacNeill) 1992 - Alistair MacLean`s Dead Halt (with Alastair MacNeill) 1993 - Alistair MacLean`s Code Breaker (with Alastair MacNeill) 1995 - Alistair MacLean`s Rendezvous (Series) contributed to Guns of Navarone 1967 - 1.

The Guns of Navarone - Cannons of Navarone 1968 - 2.

Force Ten from Navarone - Ten points from Navarone; Hurricane from Navarone Island 2000 - The Guns of Navarone / Force 10 from Navarone (omnibus) 2008 - The Complete Navarone (omnibus) (with Sam Llewellyn ) Omnibus 2007 - Arctic Chillers 2007 - Sea Thrillers 2013 - World War 2 Thriller Collection (with Len Deighton and Jack Higgins) Collections 1985 - The Lonely Sea Non fiction 1963 - Lawrence of Arabia 1972 - Captain Cook - Captain Cook. History of geographical discoveries Screen adaptation The Guns of Navarone (1961). Starring Gregory Peck, Anthony Queen Last Frontier (The Secret Ways) (1961). Starring Richard Widmark Where Eagles Dare (1968). Cast - Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood When Eight Bells Toll (1971). Cast - Anthony Hopkins Breakheart Pass (1975). Cast - Charles Bronson Golden Rendezvous (1977). Cast - Richard Harris Hurricane from Navarone Island (Force 10 from Navarone) (1978). Starring Harrison Ford Bear Island (1979). Cast - Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave River of Death (1989). Cast - Michael Dudikoff Detonator (Death Train) (1993) (Story). Cast - Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lee Night Watch (1995) (Story). Cast - Pierce Brosnan.

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Alistair McLean ((Gaelic Alasdair Stuart MacGill-Eain English Alistair Stuart MacLean ) April 28, 1922, Glasgow, Scotland - February 2, 1987, Munich, Germany Scottish (British) writer, author of action novels Alistair Maclean was born on April 28, 1922 to a Scottish priest. ), English was a second language. Early years Alistair spent in the north of Scotland. When he was 14 years old, his father died, and with his mother he returned to Glasgow. He graduated from school at the age of 17, a year later in 1941 joined the Royal Fleet as a torpedo operator. He began his service as a junior sailor, then a sailor and a senior torpedo operator. He first served on the paddle steamer Queen of Bournemouth, equipped with anti-aircraft guns to protect coastal ships off the coast of Great Britain and Scotland. In 1943 he was transferred to cruiser "Royalist." On this ship Alistair McLean participated in two polar convoys, in operations against the German battleship "Tirpitz". In 1944, he participated in the landing in southern France, in the liberation of the island of Crete, in the battles in the Aegean Sea. In 1945, Alistair McLean takes part in the battles in the Far Eastern theater of operations against Japan. Targets were fired upon in Burma, Malaysia and Sumatra. After the surrender of Japan on the cruiser Royalist, the prisoners of war held there were taken from a Singapore prison to Great Britain. In 1946, Alistair McLean retired from the Navy and entered the University of Glasgow. He studied English at university and after graduating in 1953 began working as a school teacher. While still a student, Alistair McLean began to write stories about sea adventures. In 1954 he participates in the Glasgow Herald`s story competition. The winner is his short story "Dileas" and McLean gets the first £ 100 for his work. Collins commissioned McLean to write a nautical novel. This novel was the novel HMS Ulysses (1955), based on the true events of World War II and published in 1955. The novel was a great success and soon Alistair McLean was able to completely surrender to creativity. He wrote novels on naval, naval and espionage themes. In the early 1960s, wanting to show that the popularity of his books is due to the fact, and not because of the author`s name, he published two novels under the pseudonym "Ian Stewart". But he did not change the style and the readers quickly recognized him. It is almost impossible to tear yourself away from his books, they are read in one breath. The reader eagerly flips through the pages, wanting to know how everything will end. This effect is achieved due to the fact that McLean often puts his characters in extremely extreme conditions, the way out of which is almost impossible. It is on the verge of this "almost" that the main events take place. The writer skillfully whips up an atmosphere of mystery, the reader only at the very last moment learns what is the meaning of certain actions of the heroes. Another advantage of his novels is the competence of the author, McLean knows what he writes about, be it the tactical and technical characteristics of the destroyer or the design features of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A number of his works have been filmed. In the 60s and 70s, he is the most published writer. The books sold so well that there were problems with the tax office and Alistair McLean left the UK to settle in Switzerland. In 1963 - 1966 he did not write a single book, as he went into the hotel business. During his life, Alistair McLean wrote 28 novels. Alistair McLean was married twice, from his first marriage - three sons. The last years of his life, Alistair McLean suffered from alcoholism and died in 1987 in Munich. He was buried in Switzerland in the city of Celigny. The popularity of the writer was so high that after his death in 1987, publishers continued to publish novels based on his plots.  Wikipedia ;  Wikipedia (en.) ;  IMDb ;  Detective. Declaration of love ;  Detective method .  Bibliography Novels - Novels 1955 - HMS Ulysses - His Majesty`s ship "Ulysses"; Polar convoy; Cruiser Ulysses 1958 - South By Java Head - South of Java; South of Cape Java 1959 - The Last Frontier (aka The Secret Ways) - The Last Frontier 1960 - Ice Station Zebra - The Fatal Raid of the Polar Zebra; Polar station "Zebra"; Drifting Station Z 1960 - Night Without End - There is no end to the night; And there is no end to the night; Endless Night 1961 - Fear Is the Key - Fear opens all doors; Fear is the Key 1962 - The Dark Crusader (aka The Black Shrike) - Black Crusader; Black Shrike "(as Ian Stewart) 1962 - The Golden Rendezvous - Golden Rendezvous; Golden Gate 1962 - The Satan Bug - Devil`s germ 1966 - When Eight Bells Toll - When eight flasks break; Two days and three nights 1967 - Where Eagles Dare - Where eagles fly; Where the eagles soar 1969 - Puppet On a Chain - Doll on a chain; A doll on a chain; Souvenir or Doll on a chain 1070 - Caravan to Vaccares - Caravan in Vaccares 1971 - Bear Island - Bear Island 1973 - The Way to Dusty Death - Dusty Death Road 1974 - Breakheart Pass - Broken Hearts Gorge 1975 - Circus - Circus 1976 - The Golden Gate - Golden Gate 1977 - Seawitch - Sea Witch 1977 - Goodbye California - Goodbye California 1980 - Athabasca - Athabasca 1981 - River of Death - River of Death 1982 - Partisans - Guerrillas 1983 - Floodgate - Gateway 1984 - San Andreas - San Andreas 1986 - Santorini - Santorini 1991 - Time of the Assassins (with Alastair MacNeill) 1992 - Alistair MacLean`s Dead Halt (with Alastair MacNeill) 1993 - Alistair MacLean`s Code Breaker (with Alastair MacNeill) 1995 - Alistair MacLean`s Rendezvous (Series) contributed to Guns of Navarone 1967 - 1. The Guns of Navarone - Cannons of Navarone 1968 - 2. Force Ten from Navarone - Ten points from Navarone; Hurricane from Navarone Island 2000 - The Guns of Navarone / Force 10 from Navarone (omnibus) 2008 - The Complete Navarone (omnibus) (with Sam Llewellyn ) Omnibus 2007 - Arctic Chillers 2007 - Sea Thrillers 2013 - World War 2 Thriller Collection (with Len Deighton and Jack Higgins) Collections 1985 - The Lonely Sea Non fiction 1963 - Lawrence of Arabia 1972 - Captain Cook - Captain Cook. History of geographical discoveries Screen adaptation The Guns of Navarone (1961). Starring Gregory Peck, Anthony Queen Last Frontier (The Secret Ways) (1961). Starring Richard Widmark Where Eagles Dare (1968). Cast - Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood When Eight Bells Toll (1971). Cast - Anthony Hopkins Breakheart Pass (1975). Cast - Charles Bronson Golden Rendezvous (1977). Cast - Richard Harris Hurricane from Navarone Island (Force 10 from Navarone) (1978). Starring Harrison Ford Bear Island (1979). Cast - Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave River of Death (1989). Cast - Michael Dudikoff Detonator (Death Train) (1993) (Story). Cast - Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lee Night Watch (1995) (Story). Cast - Pierce Brosnan.