This video may be inappropriate for some users. Sign in to confirm your age. Watch Queue. Queue. Watch QueueQueue. Remove all. Caravan to Vaccares has ratings and 65 reviews. Mutasim said: Initially, I wasn’t familiar with the name Alistair MacLean until I came to know that. The plot This is a short ( pages), intense action thriller, told in 10 chapters, but whose action can be divided into four or so parts. Prologue A.

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Want to Read saving…. Surprisingly — given that the book reads like a novelisation of a movie rather than a novel in its own right — they changed the plot quite a bit. Poor old Alistair must have crawled into a corner and whimpered when this one came out. Return to Book Page. This one, like The Black Shrike, vaccwres be left in the free box. Oh the riches abound.

He stops round a corner blocking the road so the tail is forced to stop in a hurry whereupon Vaxcares approaches the driver, Pierre Lacabro, with a wheel brace for weapon.

Caravans to Vaccares reads now as sadly dated. They wander round the booths of the fair the gypsies are setting up, and Bowman humorously has his palm read by a succession caracan old soothsayers — they tell him he will be married soon and this forms the basis for a running flirtation with Cecile. Finally I picked it up again and got into the plot a bit more.


The scientist escaped the Iron Curtain by hiding with a caravan of gypsies, but is being pursued by an unscrupulous gang bent on capturing him for sale to the highest bidder. Inhe was awarded a D. Cecile looks on as he tears the caravan apart, looking for something: MacLean has once again been kicked into the gutter to endure the sniping of those bitter hacks and nit-pickers who would appear to blame him for all the ills that befall attempted filming of his books.

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Some readers may not accept the way in which the author portrayed the gypsies and their culture. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and have to deal with a gang of kidnappers who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the scientist. I carxvan the book in a free box, and decided the pages would vadcares fun to read.

The Satan Bug When Eight Bells Toll In a final, cartoon-like twist, the two girls themselves turn out to be agents working for the Navy? Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre.

See this year’s top trailers in under a minute, including Avengers: Vccares did maintain a reasonable level of pace though, which made it readable. We have no suspense, no sense of foreboding of mystery, no chance to really empathize with the main characters.

It reminded me of the s spy films, like Charade or Torn Curtain. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The story is set at the south eastern province of Provence, in France.

However it turns out the man is Bowman in disguise. Unsurprising development of the plot and an end that was predictable. That night a man breaks into a place where they are staying but Bowman fights him off. Search for ” Caravan to Vaccares ” on Amazon.


Paul Wheeler Joseph Forest. It had the usual MacLean devices: Refresh and try again. Puppet on a Chain Was this review helpful to you?

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It was moderately fast paced and had a lot of action which makes one keep reading. Quotes from Caravan to Vaccares. 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.

He is driving a car lent by the duke. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost But almost immediately Bowman is spotted by baddies who give chase with nasty-looking knives. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What it failed to do was grip the reader through lack of empathy and it felt like the obligation was for the reader to fall under the spell of the author without sufficient investment caravab character development.

He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do