Partisans (novel)


Partisans (novel)

Infobox Book
name = Partisans
title_orig =
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image_caption = 1984 USA paperback cover
author = Alistair MacLean
illustrator =
cover_artist =
country = United Kingdom
language = English
series =
subject =
genre = War novel
publisher = Doubleday (Paperback by Fawcett Crest)
release_date = 1982
media_type = Print
pages =
isbn =
preceded_by = River of Death
followed_by = Floodgate

"Partisans" is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1982. MacLean reverted to the theme of World War II, with which he was successful and highly popular in his early career. However, as with many of his later novels, "Partisans" proved to be less than popular with his long time fans.

Plot introduction

During World War II, Pete Peterson, a Yugoslavian agent with an unlikely name, and his team of compatriots cross war-torn Yugoslavia to deliver a secret message and unmask a double agent.

It is not clear who Peterson is actually working for, as the plot meanders through the confusion of Yugoslavia's three-way civil war, with Communist Partisans, the Serb royalist Chetniks and the Croatian fascist Ustashe fighting as much against each other as against their Italian and German occupiers. Everyone's loyalties are uncertain.Obviously, the sardonic Petersen is not working for the Nazis, but what about those with him?


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