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Reissue of the classic tale of adventure and death on a mysterious Arctic island, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

A converted fishing trawler, Morning Rose carries a movie-making crew across the Barents Sea to isolated Bear Island, well above the Arctic Circle, for some on-location filming, but the script is a secret known only to the producer and screenwriter.

En route, members of the movie crew and ship's company begin to ...

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Overview

Reissue of the classic tale of adventure and death on a mysterious Arctic island, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

A converted fishing trawler, Morning Rose carries a movie-making crew across the Barents Sea to isolated Bear Island, well above the Arctic Circle, for some on-location filming, but the script is a secret known only to the producer and screenwriter.

En route, members of the movie crew and ship's company begin to die under mysterious circumstances. The crew's doctor, Marlowe, finds himself enmeshed in a violent, multi-layered plot in which very few of the persons aboard are whom they claim to be.

Marlowe's efforts to unravel the plot become even more complicated once the movie crew is deposited ashore on Bear Island, beyond the reach of the law or outside help. The murders continue ashore, and Marlowe, who is not what he seems to be either, discovers they may be related to some forgotten events of the Second World War.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Edge-of-the-seat stuff…MacLean is back in the location he writes about best' The Times

'Alistair MacLean is brilliant at building up the tension' Sunday Mirror

'A magnificent storyteller' Sunday Mirror

‘The most successful British novelist of his time’ Jack Higgins

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402792540
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 422,901
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

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    Terrific story-

    One of my favorites by MacLean, I'm glad to see this back in print. The story is a nice twisty tale of a movie crew on a lonely desolate island. Lots of murder, greed and dark secrets emerge. Unfortunately, given todays society of cell phones and laptops, the story itself will seem a bit dated. Read it for the period piece it is and you will enjoy it. I'll call it 4 stars and add one for nostalgia value for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Excellent

    Great story, quick paced, and couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Meeting place

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Bear Island

    I loved this book. The main character "Doc" was riveting and so very intelligent. It was non-stop action and after I read it my husband read it and also raved about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Brrrr!

    Set in the freezing cold of Bear island in the Arctic Circle, this is a very well wrtten mystery that is very reminiscent of some of Agatha Christie's books. Well worth reading!

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  • Posted July 28, 2012

    Great yarn

    Bear Island has been one of my MacLean keepers for over 30 years. The mystery is compelling and you really can't quite figure out the murder until the end

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    Posted January 8, 2012

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