Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass

by Alistair MacLean

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ISBN-13: 9780007402632
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/19/2010
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 169,168
File size: 641 KB

About the Author

Alistair MacLean, the son of a 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 teacher. Two and a half years spent aboard a wartime cruiser gave 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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Breakheart Pass 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It kept me up all night reading it. The book had so many surprises and twists and turns that I could not put it down. Highly recommend it.
chinquapin on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book takes place on an Army train in the American West in the 19th century after the Civil War. The train, under the command of Colonel Claremont, is full of relief troops and supplies, headed to Fort Humboldt, a remote mountain fort in Paiute Indian territory. The train also has on board a Marshall who is escorting a captured Federal prisoner named John Dekin. On its journey, there will be murders, conspiracies, sabotage, ambushes, rooftop fights, and Indians seeking revenge. The action is non-stop, and at times it is somewhat hectic, with one plot twist after another. My only complaint is that a whole lot of characters are introduced at the beginning of the book, and without much character description, it was difficult for me to keep them straight for awhile. Basically, this book is all about action and suspense, and it does an excellent job of delivering both.
Bridgey on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I loved this book, possibly not enough for 5 stars but nearly.... :)A multiple murder mystery set in 1873 and situated in the rocky mountains. A train is bound for a cholera stricken fort but things start to go wrong as people start dieing and going missing.Who is the killer? The novel unravells at a rapid speed with various twists and turns that hook you until the dramatic outcome.Def one worth trying as an introduction to maclean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MacLean is one of the best writers of suspense, ever, and one of my favorite authors. His 1st 14 books-- 5 Stars, each; #15-- 3 Stars; #'s16, 17, & 18(this one, "Breakheart Pass")-- 3 to 3.5 Stars, each. All but two of the rest of the books he wrote are, sadly, not worth reading. The two exceptions are "River of Death"-- 3-3.5 Stars and the compilation book "Sea Stories", 5 Stars, which contains his 1st book, "HMS Ulysses", as well as some other stories. This book, "Breakheart Pass", is a tale of suspense set in the early 1870's. It centers around a special train with replacement troops and medical supplies heading to an army fort overrun with a cholera outbreak. The problem is, things aren't necessarily what they seem.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sonebody please tell me i love this author.