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by Desmond Bagley

eBook The Tightrope Men download ISBN: 000221847X
Author: Desmond Bagley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; 1st ed edition (March 19, 1973)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1808 kb
Fb2: 1339 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Action and Adventure

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The Tightrope Men (1973). The Snow Tiger (1975). William Collins, Sons books. 1970s thriller novel stubs.

1970s Fontana paperback cover of The Tightrope Men. Bagley’s books. 1963 The Golden Keel – South African boatbuilder Peter ‘Hal’ Halloran leads a motley crew to retrieve treasure hidden in the Italian mountains by partisans during WWII, planning to smuggle it out of Italy and back to SA as the golden keel of a boat he’s built for the purpose. 1965 High Citadel – Pilot Tim O’Hara leads the passengers of a charter flight crash-landed in the Andes in holding off attacking communists.

In "The Tightrope Men", Desmond Bagley has written a well-crafted spy thriller. His narrative is to-the-point with a good balance between action and descriptive segues. I could visualize a "Harry Palmer"-like spy film from the 60's as the plot and scenes unfolded. I have to admit when I first ran across the title, Tightrope Men, I was expecting something like a criminal gang of circus performers robbing a bank or maybe a spy cell made up of a high wire act that had to break into an enemy fortress. Let me just save you the annoyance of trying to figure out the title. It really has nothing to do with the plot and is explained only in the last few pages of the book.

The Tightrope Men is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1973. Giles Denison's life is turned upside down when he awakes to find himself in a luxurious hotel.

The Tightrope Men book. The Golden Keel As a child/teenager I absolutely loved the simple suspense novels by Desmond Bagley & Alistair MacLean, eating up every word

The Tightrope Men book. The Golden Keel As a child/teenager I absolutely loved the simple suspense novels by Desmond Bagley & Alistair MacLean, eating up every word. Triggered by an audio adaption of Landslide I fell upon, I decided to revisit Desmond Bagley to see if the Novels could withstand the wear of more than 35 years. The first (pleasant) surprise was that even though I thought I had read all the books, not all were translated to Danish at that time, so I could start out with a couple of new experiences.

Desmond Bagley died of complications resulting from a stroke at a hospital in Southampton. His last two novels Night of Error and Juggernaut were published posthumously after completion by his wife. Dates are for first UK hardcover publication; all of Bagley's novels subsequently appeared in paperback. The Golden Keel (1962).

The tightrope men. by. Bagley, Desmond, 1923-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. He transferred it to the small personal wallet along with the driving licence. Obviously that there were two Meyricks; one who had booked in on June 18, and another – himself – who had just been planted. Never mind why and never mind how. Just accept the fact that it was done.

He dropped a cigarette stub on the floor and put his foot on it. ‘We’ll wait,’ said McCready. He nodded to Denison. Check the windows-see if there’s anyone out there. Denison went to the window. All was quiet and nothing moved except water ripples in the distance and the reeds which swayed stiffly in the light breeze. Here, too,’ said Harding, who was at the back window. Not a thing stirring on the mountain. I think you’re trying to pull a fast one,’ said McCready. It would be a hell of a joke if there was just one man out there.

Comments: (5)
BlackHaze
One of his better thrillers. Still readable even though it is somewhat out of date. Nice edition in nice clear type.
Mr_Jeйson
I have been a fan of Desmond Bagley for many years and when I think of him it is of adventure thriller books that are solidly based in realism and the everyday man faced with tremendous odds (eg Landslide).

In The Tightrope Men, Bagley left his normal story-line and branched off into areas that really didn't suit him. That being said, there were opportunities to really make an interesting novel but the author only skirted these.

We have Giles Denison who wakes up in a hotel room and finds that he doesn't recognise the room, the watch he is wearing or the pajamas....this is all strange until he realises that he also has another face! Without going into too many spoilers, there is brainwashing involved and loads of secret agent intrigue,

Personally I thought the author wrote a book that could have been really good (can't reveal what it could have been but it is hinted in the book where discussing the plastic surgery) but I felt the story got bogged down too much and was trying to be too smart.

Not the best Bagley at all.
Maman
Giles Dennison of Hampstead wakes up in a hotel room not knowing how he got there. It happens all the time to men sleeping off benders. Only this time there's a real, terrifying twist. Giles doesn't seem to have been drinking and the face he sees in the mirror is not his! In fact, his wallet, passport, all of his clothing and personal items belong to a stranger. Is he really Giles Dennison or is he really this stranger? Cue the mandolin music that spy movie directors of the early 1960's loved to use and the caper begins.

In "The Tightrope Men", Desmond Bagley has written a well-crafted spy thriller. His narrative is to-the-point with a good balance between action and descriptive segues. I could visualize a "Harry Palmer"-like spy film from the 60's as the plot and scenes unfolded. Even though befuddled, our protagonist displays a high level of competence when thrown into this bewildering and dangerous adventure. As you would expect in a spy story, no one is who they seem and even the reader is not sure where the tale is going.

MINOR SPOILER (Don't worry I won't reveal the plot.): I have to admit when I first ran across the title, Tightrope Men, I was expecting something like a criminal gang of circus performers robbing a bank or maybe a spy cell made up of a high wire act that had to break into an enemy fortress. Let me just save you the annoyance of trying to figure out the title. It really has nothing to do with the plot and is explained only in the last few pages of the book. So forget tightropes and enjoy a good spy story.
Angana
From the start of this book I felt as though I could have been standing there watching it happen. It seemed to me that the author must have had great knowledge of the regions where this takes place because he payed much attentiopn to detail, not only geographical, but also historical. I find this very important in any story. The suspense of this novel is so great that throughout it all I couldn't wait to go on and I did not want it to end. This book definately ranks at the top of my list.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Few Americans can write with the style of the great Brittish writers. Bagley's writing is among the best I have ever encountered. This is no small praise due to the fact that I am a librarian. This novel has a plot that actually twists and characters that actually develop without too much unnecessary detail. The use of geographical description and fluid plot development keep the pages turning. A great read from an author who unfortunately is lesser known.