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.
The classic tale of espionage set in Cold War Europe, where the worldâ€™s greatest circus acrobat must break into an impenetrable fortress, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.
Bruno Wildermann of the Wrinfield Circus is the worldâ...[SEE MORE]