The Dark Crusader

Front Cover
HarperCollins, 1961 - Fiction - 384 pages
2 Reviews

A classic tale of espionage, secret missions and exotic locations which out-Bonds Bond, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

Eight job advertisements.Eight jobs. Eight specialists in modern technology required.

Eight scientists to fill them.Applicants to be married, with no children, and prepared to travel. Highly persuasive salaries.

One criminal mastermind.Eight positions filled. Eight scientists - and their wives - disappear. Completely.

One secret agent to stop him.Advertisment no.9. Sydney, Australia. Fuel specialist required. Looks like a job for John Bentall "

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BookWallah - LibraryThing

Good spy novel with several plot twists. The fictional South Pacific island setting, somewhere south of Fiji sounds like nice place to visit. Elements include a bumbling but brilliant British ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - wfzimmerman - LibraryThing

One of the very best Maclean novels, because of the terrific action sequences and the ending. The British ICBM now seems quant, and the love story is cringeworthy, but there are a lot of unforgettable ... Read full review

About the author (1961)

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.

Bibliographic information