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Based on a short story by Alistair MacLean, Rendezvous conjures up the darkest days of the war in the Mediterranean, and the nail-biting drama of a secret life haunted by the fear of betrayal and capture.
Early in 1942 the Special Operations Executive and American Military Intelligence must put together a carefully selected team to send on a daring mission which could ultimately change the course of the war in the Mediterranean.
James McIndoe, one of the most experienced operatives in the SOE, forms an uneasy team with two members of the AMI- the beautiful Stella di Mauro and the brash Nicky Ravallo. When it becomes clear that the operation has become compromised the tension mounts, but there can be no turning back, not until the mission has been completed. But with the Germans closing in, there may be no way out…
‘MacNeill keeps the plot racing along.’ Maxim
‘Explosive action and mounting tension… well up to the master’s standard’ Northern Echo
Praise for Alistair MacLean:
'Mr MacLean's grip on his story and characters is superb… His climax is murderous on the nerves' Sunday Telegraph
Alistair MacLean is brilliant at building up the tension' Sunday Mirror
'A magnificent storyteller' Sunday Mirror
‘The most successful British novelist of his time’ Jack Higgins
Alistair MacNeill was born in Scotland in 1960. His family moved to South Africa when he was six years old, where he showed a growing interest in writing. He returned to Britian in 1985 to pursue a full-time writing career.
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.