- Author Alistair MacLean
There’s nothing better than a good spy thriller and this was a great one. I was vaguely aware it was a film but hadn’t realised the book and the screenplay were written at the same time. You can visualise almost every scene, with great descriptions throughout - particularly of how cold it all is!
I thought it was a bit hard to get a grip on the number of characters at the beginning, but one way or another they are soon whittled down to a manageable couple of groups. As always with this type of story, there is double and triple crossing to try and wrap your head around, and it’s a lot of fun trying to keep up. Highly recommended!