Angel of Death (Sean Dillon Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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They call themselves "January 30", after the date of a British massacre in Belfast. They are allied with no one, killing American diplomats and KGB agents, Arabs and Israelis, IRA gunmen and Loyalist soldiers. But they are definitely the enemies of peace--and they are ...
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Angel of Death (Sean Dillon Series #4)

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Overview

They call themselves "January 30", after the date of a British massacre in Belfast. They are allied with no one, killing American diplomats and KGB agents, Arabs and Israelis, IRA gunmen and Loyalist soldiers. But they are definitely the enemies of peace--and they are plotting an assassination that will shatter an uneasy truce that reigns in Ireland.


Former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon must hunt down January 30 before they kill again. Before they spark another war. Before Dillon himself falls prey to the ultimate assassin--the Angel of Death...



They call themselves "January 30, " after the date of a British massacre in Belfast. They are the enemies of peace--and they are plotting an assassination that will shatter the uneasy truce that reigns in Ireland. Former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon must hunt down January 30 before they kill again--before they spark a war. \

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The main plot device in Higgins's new thriller has a certain comic-strip blaze to it: a female British motorcyclist in black leather who carries a Beretta pistol and kills only to create chaos. This angel of death is also Britain's greatest actress, Grace Browning, relishing her new role as assassin of political activists of every stripe, be they Arab or Israeli, Catholic or Protestant, CIA or KGB, East End gangster or American senator. Browning belongs to a group that calls itself ``January 30,'' seemingly in honor of Bloody Sunday in Belfast but actually in honor of nothing but the chaos that she and her homosexual superior, an old KGB hand who's now on Prime Minister John Major's staff, hope will usher in a worldwide Communist state. Pitted against January 30 and Browning are Brigadier Charles Ferguson of the PM's elite Group Four and his most devilish agent, returning Higgins hero Sean Dillon On Dangerous Ground, ex-actor, ex-IRA hit man and master makeup artist. It's assassin vs. assassin, actor against actor, in this shallow and far-fetched yet exciting yarn, which needs all of Higgins's considerable expertise to stay on course as it hurtles from one nervy thrill to the next. BOMC main selection. Mar.\
Library Journal
Sean Dillon, a former Irish terrorist turned undercover agent, and his boss, Brigadier Charles Ferguson, make their latest appearance following On Dangerous Ground, Putnam, 1994 in a lively but rather predictable shoot-'em-up set primarily in the United Kingdom. A terrorist group, born from communism, is killing in the name of Irish nationalism. Their real purpose, however, is to foment anarchism and chaos among the major powers. Can Dillon, partner Hannah Bernstein, and Ferguson track down this band and prevent additional murder? Given the author's writing talent, it is disappointing to find the characters barely sketched and the plot clunking from one episode to the next. Unhappily, by attributing his characters' need for mayhem solely to bloody episodes witnessed in their youth, he cheapens the achievements of real people who have managed to survive Bloody Sunday and other violence. Purchase only where Higgins has a following.-Elsa Pendleton, Boeing Computer Support Svcs., Ridgecrest, Cal.\
Wes Lukowsky
What if there was a terrorist group with no discernible agenda? Jews and Arabs, Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics, commies and fascists are all fair game for a group known only as January 30. Brigadier Charles Ferguson of the British prime minister's top security group is charged with determining January 30's plans, its members, and their whereabouts. With the whole world as a potential hideout, it won't be an easy task. But Ferguson's right-hand man, former terrorist Sean Dillon, is tugging on a thread that might prove valuable. He's hot on the trail of one Daniel Quinn, who's been a thorn in the side of both the British army and the IRA in Ireland. Quinn tried to sell an arsenal to an undercover Dillon and, though the deal broke down in the end, Dillon has Quinn headed for the Middle East. The novel follows the formula for most recent spy thrillers: terrorists threaten the world order by appearing to get their hands on weaponry that could unleash widespread devastation. Higgins has the formula down pat and does a better job than most at putting his own spin on it. Ferguson and Dillon function much like Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin: Ferguson is the at-home brain a la Wolfe, and Dillon is a violent, coldhearted version of Archie. Toss in elements of the Russian Mafia, leftover KGB agents, and a black-hearted actress, and one has a novel that will keep international conspiracy buffs turning pages long into the night.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101203569
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Series: Sean Dillon , #4
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 39,417
  • File size: 283 KB

Meet the Author

Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
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  • Posted September 20, 2009

    Can A Famous & Talented Actress also be an Assasin?

    Jack Higgins is one of my favorite authors although at first I found it difficult to keep track of who was were the bad guys and who were the good guys. This book again tackles the hatred and struggle that existed in Ireland for so many years. Higgins deftly moves between European. British & Irish locations to move the story along.

    No one suspects a woman on a motor cycle could possibly be at the center of so much tragedy. Another thriller with devious insiders helping the enemies of England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2006

    A Worthwhile Read!

    This book has everything that you could possibly need. Action, Adventure, Espionage, Mystery, Comedy, and even a little Romance. No other book that I have read offers as much as 'Angel of Death'! I higly recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2001

    James Bond watchout

    Spy on spy, an Irish James Bond saves the world. This book was not outstanding, but I definitely recommend it. It held my attention through ever page. Jack Higgins is a great author, not my favorite, but right up there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2001

    A great adventure!

    This is one of Jack Higgins best books. It involves one of the greatest heroes of all time, Sean Dillion. This man (Irish!) can take James Bond w/ his eyes closed and a hand behind his back! He and two members of the Prime Minister's secret service are sent to stop a little known about terrorist group, Januray 30. Their name is the date of Bloody Sunday. They murder people without reason, and without a pattern. Can our hero stop them?

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