A favorite, December 12, 2002
Reviewer: Faye (Manila, Philippines)
My brother and I first discovered this book lying around the house years ago, and to this day we still pick it up every now and then, read it from cover to cover, and enjoy it immensely. The plot is interesting, the writing is witty, and the characters are engaging, especially Lieutenant Peter van Effen, with his many talents and his decrepit car, and his rather fuzzy-minded boss, the Chief of Police de Graaf. As another reviewer mentioned, the book ends on a calmer note than one would expect, but it doesn't disappoint. And my brother and I still put it down thoroughly satisfied every time.
In this new suspense adventure bestseller by master storyteller Alistair MacLean, Holland is menaced by a new brand of terrorists, a mysterious extremist group called the FFF. They threaten to blow up the country's dikes and flood the Netherlands if their demands are not met.
Now the fate of this small country depends on the wit and daring of three men, undercover agents, who have infiltrated terrorist headquarters.
Mistakes are deadly, but Peter Van Effen, plice lieutenant, hopes that his team is more than a match for the madmen.
Blackmail, subterfuge, disaster - some of the adventures taking place in this well-told story.