Jack Higgins was a soldier and then a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fifty-five languages. Many of them have also been made into successful films.
THE NEW HIGGINS HAS LANDED! One man with the key to Armageddon. One chance for Sean Dillon to find him. The hunt is on, in the mesmerizing new Sean Dillon thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author. THE CLOCK IS TICKING When an eminent Iranian scientist makes a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research he knows that any regime, including his own, will use it to achieve global supremacy. Desperate, he is left with only one course of action. THE BULLETS ARE FLYING When a ghost from her past reaches out to Afghan war hero Sara Gideon, newest member of the 'Prime Minister's private army', she knows they must risk everything to avoid apocalypse. Led by Sean Dillon, they are plunged into the white-hot crucible of the Middle East and North African terror networks and soon become caught between Iran's secret service and al Qaeda agents in a desperate battle for the ultimate prize. THE HUNT IS ON But nothing is ever as it seems in the death trade, and as the operation spins out, from Paris and Syria to Iran and the Saudi Arabian desert, blood will be spilled on all sides as events spiral towards a shocking conclusion. The Death Trade. The explosive new thriller from the legendary Sunday Times bestselling author, Jack Higgins.
You may or may not know that bestselling novelist of the â€˜70s and â€˜80s Jack Higgins was also published under the name of Harry Patterson. The Valhalla Exchange is one of those and it was first published in 1976. Itâs been out of print for some while and now Higginsâ publishers have decided to republish the Patterson titles under Jack Higgins. Itâs brilliant World War Two action set at the end of the war when the Russians are moving relentlessly south through the ruins of Berlin and towards the bunker where the Nazi administration is falling apart, but itâs also about a mystery that has fascinated the world ever since as well as the fate of some prisoners of war who have yet to be liberated. Gripping stuff and fascinating too.
Betrayed by his lover, beaten and almost broken by his captors, Ellis Jackson escapes from the Viet Cong with his best friend James Maxwell St. Clair. Dodging bullets, they finally break free from a living hell.Some years later, back in England, Ellis wakes to find himself holding a 12-bore shot gun surrounded by staring faces. In the other room his mistress, together with James are both dead.Has Ellis Jackson finally succumbed to the madness he first endured at the hands of the Viet Cong? Or is he being set up by a greater power than himself?Open a Jack Higgins novel and youll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powersfirst-rate tales of intrigue, suspense, and full-on action. Sunday ExpressA thriller writer in a class of his own. Financial Times
It is night in Manhattan. The President of the United States is scheduled to have dinner with an old friend, but in the building across the street a man has disabled the security and stands at a window, a rifle in his hand. The assassination doesn't go according to plan, but this is only the beginning. Someone is recruiting a shadowy network of agents with the intention of creating terror. Their range is broad, their identities masked, their methods subtle. White House operative Blake Johnson and his opposite number in British intelligence, Sean Dillon, set out to trace the source of the havoc, but behind the first man lies another, and behind him another still. And that man is not pleased by the interference. Soon, he will target them all: Johnson, Dillon, Dillon's colleagues. And one of them will fall.
Jack Higgins, the undisputed master of action and suspense is back with a brand new adventure featuring the unstoppable Sean Dillon. For intelligence operative Sean Dillon, it is a routine passport check. But the events it will lead to will be as bloody as any he has ever known. The man he stops at Heathrow airport is Caspar Rashid, born and bred in England, but with family ties to a Bedouin tribe fiercely wedded to the old ways, as Rashid has just found out to his pain. His thirteen-year-old daughter, Sara, has been kidnapped by Rashid's own father and taken to Iraq to be married to a man known as the Hammer of God, one of the Middle East's most feared terrorists. Dillon has had his own run-ins with the tribe, and when the distraught man begs him for help, he sees a chance to settle some old scores - but Dillon has no idea of the terrible chain of events he is about to unleash, nor of the implacable enemies he is about to gain. Before his journey is done, many men will die - and Dillon may be one of them.
Betrayal. Conspiracy. Murder. Jack Higgins is back.Disillusioned with the Putin Government, famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper Alexander Kurbsky decides he wants to disappear into the West. However he is under no illusions about how the news will be greeted at home - he has seen too many of his countrymen die mysteriously at the hands of the thuggish Russian security services, so he makes elaborate plans with Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon and the rest of the group known informally as the 'Prime Minister's private army' for his escape and concealment. It's a real coup for the West except for one thing. Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. The plan is to infiltrate British and American intelligence at the highest levels, and he has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible. He does not care what he has to do or where he has to go or whom he has to kill.
The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it. But will it finally toll for Sean Dillon & company in the explosive new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author. In Ulster, Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash. Her sons swear revenge. In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues in the 'Prime Minister's private army', fresh from defeating a deadly al-Qaeda operation, receive a warning: 'You may think you have weakened us, but you have only made us stronger.' In Washington, D.C., a special projects director with the CIA, frustrated at not getting permission from the President for his daring anti-terrorism plan, decides to put it in motion anyway. Soon, the ripples from these events will meet and overlap, creating havoc in their wake. Desperate men will act, secrets will be revealed - and the midnight bell will toll.
The legend returns with an action-packed tale of lies, deceit and deadly power play. Whilst checking up on the volatile situation in Kosovo the US President's right-hand man Blake Johnson meets Major Harry Miller, a member of the British Cabinet. Miller is there doing his own checks for the British Prime Minister. When both men get involved with a group of Russian soldiers about to commit an atrocity, Miller puts an end to the scuffle with a bullet in the forehead of the ring-leader. But this action has dire consequences not only for Miller and Johnson but their associates too, including Britain's Sean Dillon, and all the way to the top of the British, Russian and United States governments. Death begets death, and revenge leads only to revenge, and before the chain reaction of events is over, many will be dead.
The master returns, with a chilling novel of modern terrorism and revenge.For intelligence operative Sean Dillon, it is a routine passport check. But the events it will lead to will be as bloody as any he has ever known. The man he stops at Heathrow airport is Caspar Rashid, born in England with family ties to a Bedouin tribe fiercely wedded to the old ways.Rashid's thirteen-year-old daughter, Sara, has been kidnapped by Rashid's own father and taken to Iraq to be married to a man known as the Hammer of God, one of the Middle East's most feared terrorists. When Rashid begs Dillon for help, he sees a chance to settle some old scores - but he has no idea of the terrible chain of events he is about to unleash. Before his journey is done, many men will die - and Dillon may be one of them.
"e;The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it."e; But will it finally toll for Sean Dillon & company in the explosive new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author. In Ulster, Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash. Her sons swear revenge. In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues in the 'Prime Minister's private army', fresh from defeating a deadly al-Qaeda operation, receive a warning: 'You may think you have weakened us, but you have only made us stronger.'In Washington, D.C., a special projects director with the CIA, frustrated at not getting permission from the President for his daring anti-terrorism plan, decides to put it in motion anyway. Soon, the ripples from these events will meet and overlap, creating havoc in their wake. Desperate men will act, secrets will be revealed - and the midnight bell will toll.
A ruthless killer is seeking revenge - and she has Sean Dillon in her sights - in this adrenalin-fuelled adventure from the master of the modern thriller. The murderous Rashid family were forced to pay the ultimate price for their crimes by the British Government's secret enforcer Sean Dillon and his undercover team. Yet one member of that oil-rich dynasty was allowed to live, and that could have been Dillon's fatal mistake. Kate Rashid witnessed her brothers being killed one by one, and now she has sworn vengeance. Sean Dillon, White House operative Blake Johnson, even the US President himself...their time is coming, and only she knows how - or when.
Sean Dillon in his most spectacular adventure yet, a no-holds-barred battle with a Mafia don.When the Mafia kill a reporter for getting too close, White House security insider Blake Johnson takes it personally. The reporter was his ex-wife, and with the help of undercover enforcer Sean Dillon and his intelligence colleagues he is hell-bent on revenge.In London, Beirut and Ireland, the daredevil friends risk everything as they combine to destroy the illegal businesses of Mafia frontman, Jack Fox. But Fox is not one to back down for anyone, so if Dillon and Johnson want to bring him down they will have to take things to the limit, as events race towards a day of reckoning.
Two governments at the mercy of one assassin. New York: a woman waits in the shadows, a Colt .25 in her elegant hand. Her target: Senator Michael Cohan, member of an extremist organization dedicated to destroying the peace talks. Run by Britain's most wanted terrorist, Jack Barry, its secret links stretch all the way to the Oval Office. Washington: The President calls Blake Johnson, head of secret White House department, 'the Basement'. He needs to see him now. London: Brigadier Ferguson of Special Forces brings in the only man who can hold it together and stop all hell breaking loose - ex-IRA enforcer Sean Dillon, their most lethal operative, and Jack Barry's deadliest enemy...
The President's daughter has been kidnapped by Jewish terrorists. With the world watching, Sean Dillon is called in to find her, before the Commander-in-Chief is forced to make a decision which could rip the world apart. Twenty years ago a young war hero saved a life, and began a passionate affair. Now, that young war hero is President of the United States, and a souvenir from his past, a beautiful daughter that he never knew existed, surfaces as the first of many secrets to be kept from public knowledge. But someone, somewhere, has uncovered the truth. The girl is seized by religious zealots, and unless the President complies with their demands, her execution is certain. Yet if he gives in, the Middle East will ignite in war. He calls in the only men who can help: Sean Dillon and Blake Johnson, two notorious specialists, who will do whatever it takes to find the President's daughter. But with time running out, can they get to her before a desperate father makes a truly momentous decision - one the whole world will regret?
Der Raub des Goldes von der Fahre Belfast-Glasgow ist ein Meisterstuck. Und weitere sollen folgen.Doch mit einem haben die Gangster nicht gerechnet: mit ganz infamem Verrat. Und den nutzt der alte Hase Vaugham gnadenlos aus ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Im unwegsamen Hochland von Tibet spielt sich ein erbarmungsloser Kampf ab, den nur einer gewinnen kannDer Mathematiker Dr. Hoffner ist im Besitz einer Formel von unschatzbarem Wert, die der Westen um jeden Preis in seinen Besitz bringen mu. Geheimagent Paul Chavasse zieht alle Register. Und der gnadenlose Kampf steigert sich zum blutigen Wettlauf mit dem Tod ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Ten years ago a fortune in gold bullion was stolen, only to disappear beneath the Irish Sea. Now it's been found, and Sean Dillon must face ghosts from his past in the race to get to it first. A fortune in stolen British gold, brutally hijacked by Irish Protestant paramilitaries in the 1980s, lies shipwrecked at the bottom of the Irish Sea. Now the Irish Rose, and her precious cargo, have been found. The race is on to recover the bullion. Irish militant Michael Ryan wants to finance war in his homeland - and a sinister pact with the New York Mafia will make his dreams a savage reality. To stop him, the British and American authorities must call in the best: Sean Dillon, once the most feared IRA enforcer, now working for British Intelligence. His mission: to retrieve the gold and stop Ryan by any means necessary. With millions of pounds, and countless innocent lives, hanging in the balance, the two men become locked in a furious race. Pursued by ghosts from his past, Dillon must fight for his own survival in this brutally thrilling game of cat and mouse.
Was als unbeschwerter Ferienflirt begann, wird bald todlicher Ernst. Die schone Francesca will die Statue der Schwarzen Madonna aus Albanien heimholen. Nichts einfacher als das, denkt Geheimagent Paul Chavasse und bietet ihr ritterlich Hilfe und Begleitung an. Zu spat entdeckt er, auf was fur ein heimtuckisches Unternehmen er sich eingelassen hat. Aussteigen kann er nicht mehr, und so muss er die Hollenfahrt bis zum bitteren Ende mitmachen ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Um als Schriftsteller moglichst im Range eines Hemingway Ruhm zu ernten, tummelt sich der Vorstadt-Gigolo Oliver auf dem Parkett der Liebe. Seine Betrachtungen uber die Frauen und seine Erfahrungen mit ihnen verleihen diesem Roman eine hochst delikate und pikante Note. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Dies ist die Geschichte des kuhnsten deutschen Kommandounternehmens im Zweiten Weltkrieg: der versuchten Entfuhrung Churchills. Die perfekte Planung und der irrwitzige Ablauf, vor allem aber die meisterhafte Mischung aus authentischer Zeitgeschichte und dramatischer Darstellung reien den Leser mit wie kein anderes Buch seiner Art. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)