Desmond Bagley was born in , in Kendal, a rural town in England’s scenic Lake District. He left school aged fourteen and worked for a number of years in. High Citadel by Desmond Bagley (). O’Hara’s lips quirked as he mentally reviewed his garrison. An old man and a young girl; two. High Citadel by Desmond Bagley – book cover, description, publication history.

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Mr R Morris rated it really liked desmon Jun 20, It was probably a backlash against the reading trend of my peers for Mills and Boons and Danielle Steel. His first published short story appeared hiyh the English magazine Argosy inand his first novel, The Golden Keel in He loved classical music and films, military history, and played war games.

His muscles tensed at the thought that they were communists… Chapter 3, II.

High Citadel by Desmond Bagley (1965)

View all 3 comments. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I am not sure how Bagley gets away with all of this, but he always does. Craig Sisterson rated it liked it Apr 07, At which point it is revealed that one of the older passengers is a well-known politician who has returned to the country with the aim of overthrowing the military dictator, Lopez.

This leads to the heart of the book which is dsmond stand-off: Razorhack rated it liked it Mar 17, He published a total of sixteen thrillers, all craftsmanlike and nearly all best-sellers. But his real name and his past are mysteries – wiped out by the accident that nearly killed him.


Kate rated it liked it Jun 11, In a fictional South American country, desmpnd small passenger plane is hijacked by its co-pilot, a Communist agent, and crash-lands at an airstrip high in the Andes mountains.

Raymond rated it really liked it Jan 07, One of many alternative approaches would have been to simply approach the cave from the side and pitch a grenade or two in, instantly solving the issue.

Konrad rated it it was ok Citadep 30, It is a binary worldview in which they are simply pure malevolence. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Start reading High Citadel on your Kindle in under a minute.

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A former jet-fighter pilot in Korea, he was shot down there and dewmond unimaginable h I’d never heard of Bagley before picking this up, but I gather he was a British action-thriller writer contemporary of Hammond Ines and Alistair Maclean. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

O’Hara leads them down the mountain because of altitude sickness and freezing temperatures. Now flying for Andes Air, he’s at the end of the line when he gets the call to come in and shuttle a load of passengers across the the mountains since their jumbo-jet was forced to land due to mechanical problems.

Posted in AdventureBooksNovelThriller. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. House of Stratus November 28, Language: Jul 27, Rogermue rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 04, Masayuki Arai rated it really liked it. Jun 21, Mook rated it liked it Shelves: Bagley really can tell thrilling stories. One person found this helpful. Fortunately, in addition to the pilot, there’s an academic with a more than passing knowledge of medieval weaponry, another academic who is awfully handy at building things, a schoolteacher who’s handy with bows, and a young woman who isn’t afraid of doing her part.

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A former jet-fighter pilot in Korea, he was shot down there and endured unimaginable desmnd in a Chinese prison camp, leaving him scarred and unable to hold onto a decent job.

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Pushing that aside, the book is a neat match up of “survival story” and “action story. He published a total of sixteen thrillers, all craftsmanlike and nearly all best-sellers.

I did have a chuckle at one point when I recognised a scene that had been stolen completely Really shows its age and it’s clearly from the same stable as Alistair MacLean with paper thin characterisation and stereotyping ‘banana’ republics, communist revolutions, fat and lazy Americans, heroic Americans haunted by the war etc.

Sarah Cunningham rated it it was amazing May 03, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The siege of the ‘high citadel’ becomes increasingly dangerous as Communist reinforcements arrive, while the mountain-crossers encounter extreme hazards and political treachery. See all 11 reviews.