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Jack Higgins - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Jack Higgins

The Death Trade

The Death Trade

Author: Jack Higgins Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

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 explosive new thriller from the legendary Sunday Times bestselling author, Jack Higgins.

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The Death Trade

The Death Trade

Author: Jack Higgins Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/05/2014

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.

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Other books by Jack Higgins

Sure Fire

Sure Fire

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2018

For twins Rich and Jade, their lives have just been turned upside down. When their mother is tragically killed in a car crash, their long-lost father, John Chance, appears to collect them at the funeral. He's a bachelor who lives on his own, and it's clear that Rich and Jade aren't welcome. But when Chance suddenly disappears, Rich and Jade uncover the truth: He's a spy. And now, whoever kidnapped their father is after them, too. Sure Fire is a gripping adventure from the master of the modern thriller.

The Graveyard Shift

The Graveyard Shift

Author: Jack Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2018

Darker Place

Darker Place

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

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 Midnight Bell

The Midnight Bell

Author: Jack Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

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 Midnight Bell

The Midnight Bell

Author: Jack Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

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.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

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.

Killing Ground

Killing Ground

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

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.

Without Mercy

Without Mercy

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2017

From the master of suspense, a fierce thriller of terrorism, murder and revenge. In Jack Higgins' acclaimed bestseller Dark Justice, intelligence operative Sean Dillon and his colleagues in Britain and the United States beat back a terrible enemy, but at an equally terrible cost. One of them was shot, another run down in the street. Both were expected to survive - but only one of them does. As Detective Superintendent Hannah Bernstein of Special Branch lies recuperating in the hospital, a dark shadow from their past, scarred deep by hatred, steals across the room and finishes the job. Consumed by grief and rage, Dillon, Blake, Ferguson and all who loved Hannah swear vengeance, no matter where it takes them. But they have no idea of the searing journey upon which they are about to embark - nor of the war which will change them all.

Dark Justice

Dark Justice

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2017

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.

Bad Company

Bad Company

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

Wartime secrets threaten to topple a President - in heart-stopping adventure from the incomparable Jack Higgins. In the waning days of World War II, Hitler entrusted his diary to a young aide, Baron Max von Berger. Over the years, von Berger has used his inheritance to become one of the richest men in the world, developing a secret alliance with the Rashid family - long-time foes of Major Ferguson of British Intelligence, his undercover enforcer, Sean Dillon and their American colleague Blake Johnson. Now the ultimate confrontation is drawing near. The diary and its explosive revelations of a secret wartime meeting between emissaries of Hitler and Roosevelt will destroy the US President Jake Cazalet...unless Dillon can find it first.

Midnight Bell

Midnight Bell

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2017

"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.

Midnight Runner

Midnight Runner

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2017

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.

Edge of Danger

Edge of Danger

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2017

Sean Dillon is thrown into a desperate race against time to prevent an assassination that would shock the world. When Paul Rashid, leader of the Rashid Bedouin of Hazar in the Persian Gulf, uncovers an international conspiracy to deprive his family of the oil wealth that is their birthright, he vows to gain a very public vengeance. The man sent to stop him is the British Government's uncompromising secret enforcer Sean Dillon. It is a mission that will test him as never before, confronted by foes old and new in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that will take him from Ireland to the USA, and from the heart of the English countryside to the deserts of Hazar...and the very edge of danger.

Day of Reckoning (Sean Dillon Series, Book 8)

Day of Reckoning (Sean Dillon Series, Book 8)

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2017

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.

White House Connection

White House Connection

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2017

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...

President's Daughter

President's Daughter

Author: Jack Higgins Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2017

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?