Search Results: "Jack Higgins"


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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 PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 1997

"Higgins's 27th (Drink with the Devil, 1996, etc.), negligible as melodrama, shows the old pro giving Tom Clancy a run for his money as the most fetishistic of contemporary thriller writers. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
The President's illegitimate daughter is kidnapped by terrorists who haven't reckoned with the might of the Higgins regulars. 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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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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THE JUDAS GATE by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sure to be a hit with Higgins' fans, and a fast first read for newcomers to the work of this action-adventure writer."
Higgins (The Wolf at the Door, 2010, etc.) pits the Taliban and al-Qaeda against the British prime minister's "private hit squad," led by the redoubtable Gen. Charles Ferguson. 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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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 >

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A DARKER PLACE by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A potboiler, sure, but with his swashbuckling nonhero, Higgins demonstrates anew that an engaging character can fan sparks no matter how retro the formula."
A high-profile Russian defects to the Brits (or not) in Higgins's latest thriller (Rough Justice, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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BAD COMPANY by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2003

"The Higgins thriller-engine sputters."
The Higgins thriller-engine revs up for its 32nd, with Hitler's "secret diary" the McGuffin. Read full book review >

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ON DANGEROUS GROUND by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 1994

"Nowhere near the top of Higgins' form, but his hordes of devoted fans won't mind this dog-and-pony show one more time. (Book-of-the- Month-Club Main Selection)"
Back in 1944, Lord Mountbatten succeeded in getting Mao Tse- tung's signature on a promise to extend the British lease on Hong Kong for another hundred years if Mao came to power in China. Read full book review >