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Floodgate is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLeanfirst published alistsir It is a rare example of inter-novel continuity in MacLean’s writing, as one of the characters in his previous novel Puppet on a Chain makes a re-appearance.

A mysterious terrorist organization known as the “FFF” has detonated a mine which bursts dykes in the Netherlands and caused massive flooding of Amsterdam ‘s Schiphol Airport. Unless their demands are met i.

Colonel van de Graaf, the Amsterdam Chief of Police, puts Detective Lieutenant Peter van Effen, a man with a sardonic sense of humor and many hidden talents, in charge of the investigation. Lieutenant van Effen is also an undercover operative with connections to a Dutch criminal gang; posing as a criminal explosives expert and with the help of fellow undercover officers Vasco as a corrupt Dutch Army officer and George as a black market arms dealerhe sets out to infiltrate the FFF and sabotage their plans one way or another.


Matters, however, take an unexpected and dangerous turn when van Effen’s sister Julie and Annemarie Meijer an undercover policewoman and the daughter of a powerful Dutch industrialist are kidnapped and held hostage by the FFF.

Remarkably, in the Dutch translation of the book Hoogwater[2] the plot has been changed and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport had not been flooded.

In the Dutch version only a Fokker Friendship is destroyed on the runway. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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