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Toll for the Brave by Jack Higgins
  

Toll for the Brave

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Actually written in 1971, and originally published under the names J Long in hardback and Harry Patterson in paperback. But let’s not get too technical! The novel, as you would expect, is fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable. The main character Ellis Jackson, a soldier and ex Viet Cong prisoner, is made to doubt his sanity after he is accused of the brutal murder of his lover and best friend.

If you like Jack Higgins you might also like to read books by Chris Ryan, Alistair MacLean and Frederick Forsyth.

Synopsis

Toll for the Brave by Jack Higgins

Ellis Jackson woke up hugging a twelve-bore shotgun. In the next room, his mistress and his best friend lay naked on the bed, their heads blown to pulp. Back in England at last, Ellis Jackson had finally cracked.

Active combat, a Viet Cong prison camp and the callous treachery of his lover and interrogator, Madam Ny, had taken their toll. Ellis Jackson was out of his mind. Or was he?

Maybe it would all have been easier to take if he really had been mad

Reviews

Open a Jack Higgins novel and you’ll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powers … first-rate tales of intrigue, suspense and full-on action.’
Sunday Express

‘Higgins is a master of his craft.’
Daily Telegraph

‘A thriller writer in a class of his own.’
Financial Times

‘The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.’
Daily Mail

About the Author

Jack Higgins

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th November 2004

Author

Jack Higgins

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Publisher

Harper Collins

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense
Adventure
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007127252

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