Search Results: "Jack Higgins"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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FLIGHT OF EAGLES by Jack Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1998

"An old-fashioned, sentimental ode to chivalric virtue and family values: Not as suspenseful as Higgins's best, but well grounded in historical detail, lightened by amusing encounters with Hitler, Himmler, and other factual fiends. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
Another crowd-pleasing, if somewhat wooden, tale of steely heroism and stiff-upper-lip bravado from the prolific Higgins. Read full book review >

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A DEVIL IS WAITING by Jack Higgins
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"The world survives, but will boy get girl? Or girl get boy?"
Even the veteran novelist doesn't seem thrilled with this one. Read full book review >

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ROUGH JUSTICE by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2008

"Clearly, Higgins (The Killing Ground, 2008, etc.) has little interest in varying the recipe, and readers who've savored before will no doubt savor again."
Add a pinch of Putin to the pot, boil for 300-plus pages, serve Higgins Stew to a reliably hungry audience. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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ANGEL OF DEATH by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 1995

"The formula is tried and true, and it works. (Book- of-the-Month Club main selection)"
In this by-the-numbers thriller, bad guy turned hero Sean Dillon becomes entangled with a mysterious and indiscriminate terrorist group known as ``January 30.'' Dillon (On Dangerous Ground, 1994, etc.), who once was an IRA hit man, is a bantam Superman as usual, casually walking into a death trap he tricks his foes into setting up just so that he can ``draw their fire.'' His superior, Brigadier Charles Ferguson, and his partner, Detective Chief Inspector Hannah Bernstein, play their familiar roles (stolid and plucky, respectively). Read full book review >