When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean

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Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea--and investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have brought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive: many mysterious disappearances have occurred there, and even the unimaginative Highland Police Sergeant seems to be involved. But why?
This high-stakes heist story shows Alistair Maclean at his enthralling best, with all the edge-of-the-seat suspense and dry humor that millions of readers have devoured for years.

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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.
Published June 7, 2011 by Sterling. 248 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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By the author of The Guns of Navarone, this is a ridiculous but sometimes tense adventure-mystery about ""the best secret agent in Europe,"" Philip Calvert.

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