Forbidding peaks, resourceful commandos, beautiful spies, nonstop action, and neck-snapping plot twists make this the classic adventure thrillerand the tension climbs as team members start to die off, one by one. Written by Alistair Maclean, author of the Guns of Navarone, this is the novel that set the pace for the modern action thriller (the film version, with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, also helped), and it still packs twice the punch of most contemporary best-selling thrillers.
Puppet on a Chain is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. Originally published in 1969, it is set in the late 1960s narcotics underworld of Amsterdam and other locations in the Netherlands. It later appeared in film as a 1972 movie directed by Geoffrey Reeve.
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949). Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith. Based on the 1931 novel La Tête d'un homme (A Man's Head) by Belgian writer Georges Simenon featuring his detective Jules Maigret. Directed by Burgess Meredith.