Search Results: "Jack Higgins"


BOOK REVIEW

TALLAHASSEE HIGGINS by Mary Downing Hahn
Released: March 23, 1987

"Despite its flaws, a page-turner with a well-drawn protagonist."
Liz was hardly more than a child herself when her daughter Tallahassee was born; 12 years later she still thinks like a teen-ager, a bitter fact that her daughter finally accepts after her first winter away from her. Read full book review >

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HIGGINS HOLE by Kevin Boreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Steer clear. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A middle-grade undersea fantasy angles to be a comical clambake but reels in only a damp debacle. Read full book review >

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JACK by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Fans of retold fairy tales will be well-satisfied. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Boom! Boom! Boom! Giants are real! Jack sees them slide down from Above to raid his farm. Worse, they take his Papa. Read full book review >

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JACK by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"For a cradle-to-grave biography free of piety and pathography, start here. For fresh disclosures on this most intensely examined president, turn elsewhere."
An intriguing take on JFK? Yes. "A Life Like No Other"? Hype. Read full book review >

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JACK by F. Paul Wilson
Released: May 27, 2008

"Cracking good fun for teens. (Fiction. YA)"
The bestselling author of the Repairman Jack thriller series moves into the young-adult market with a prequel about the teenage Jack, who is just discovering his talents. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH TRADE by Jack Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Brief thrills but continuous action."
An elite British special operative unit must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capabilities and battle an ever growing contingent of al-Qaida terrorists. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING GROUND by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Higgins' 37th (Bad Company, 2003, etc.): You get what you get."
Can Sean Dillon & Co. blunt the Hammer of God and again save Western Civilization? Read full book review >

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EDGE OF DANGER by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2001

"Your move."
Higgins's heroes save Western Civ for the umpteenth time (most recently in The White House Connection, 1999). Read full book review >

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EYE OF THE STORM by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"The action's so fast, the heroes so valiant, and the villains so blackhearted that not even Higgins's syntax-crunching prose will keep his fans from driving this—his most enjoyable book in years- -up the charts. (Book-of-the-Month Split Main Selection for July)"
A world-class assassin goes after British PM John Major in Higgins's latest firmly engaging round of speculative derring-do. Read full book review >

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RAIN ON THE DEAD by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A good read for those who want bullets without the complexity or distraction of a tight narrative."
An elite British paramilitary unit squares off with a mysterious new al-Qaida master. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT RUNNER by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2002

"At one end le Carré, at the other Higgins himself (Edge of Danger, 2001, etc.), who yields to no one in mindless plotting."
Superhero Dillon gets his villain, saving us all from heaven knows what. Read full book review >

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THUNDER POINT by Jack Higgins
Released: June 23, 1993

"Manly action with cliffhangers galore that's too derivative and contrived to be Higgins's best—but that's close enough to hit the charts with a wallop."
After 20 years of writing both WW II and contemporary thrillers, Higgins combines the two in a breakneck yarn about the wreck of a Nazi submarine—and its bombshell secret. Read full book review >