Dark Justice (Sean Dillon Series #12)

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Jack Higgins pits the heroic covert intelligence team of Blake Johnson and Sean Dillon against a hidden foe in a very different kind of game—with a very different set of rules.

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Overview

Jack Higgins pits the heroic covert intelligence team of Blake Johnson and Sean Dillon against a hidden foe in a very different kind of game—with a very different set of rules.

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Many of Higgins's thrillers have told one continuing saga, involving the efforts of Gen. Charles Ferguson (head of the British PM's "Private Army") and his staff to fend off various threats to queen and country. Here the timely challenge is Arab terrorism, but wobbly focus makes this a mediocre entry in a generally first-rate series. An attempt on the American president's life leads Ferguson-who alerted the Secret Service to the threat-and his main man, legendary hit man and former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon, to Josef Belov, an associate of Vladimir Putin (who appears in a cameo) and a Russian oil billionaire who's intent on world domination and who along the way is funneling would-be jihadists from Britain into terrorist training camps in the Middle East. Instead of concentrating on the promising terrorist angle, Higgins traces Dillon and Ferguson's pursuit of Belov and his goons, a race that leads to violent shootouts in Iraq and elsewhere. Ferguson takes a bullet, and Supt. Hannah Bernstein is seriously hurt. The story climaxes in a vengeful, bloody foray by Dillon and old sidekick Billy Salter into Belov's castle stronghold in Ireland. Higgins's action has always been clipped, but here some scenes are positively rushed, and there's much that's overly familiar. Still, the author's high-speed narration and the mesmerizing hard edges of heroes and villains alike should sustain fans' perhaps grudging interest. Agent, Ed Victor. (Aug. 23) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.\
Library Journal
Higgins regular Sean Dillon is off and running to England, Russia, and Iraq as he tracks down the disgruntled British Muslim who failed to assassinate the President. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425205082
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/2/2005
  • Series: Sean Dillon Series , #12
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 480,557
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Since The Eagle Has Landed—one of the biggest-selling thrillers of all time—every novel Jack Higgins has written has become an international bestseller. He has had simultaneous number-one bestsellers in hardcover and paperback, and many of his books have been made into successful movies, including The Eagle Has Landed, To Catch a King, On Dangerous Ground, Eye of the Storm, and Thunder Point. He has degrees in sociology, social psychology, and economics from the University of London, and a doctorate in media from Leeds Metropolitan University. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an expert scuba diver and marksman, Higgins lives in Jersey on the Channel Islands.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2007

    Dark Justice

    First of all I would like to say that Dark Justice was an exclent book for anyone that like action, adventure and some shooting. It dosen't really have one main character, it has a lot of them, even on the bad side. It builds a lot of suspense, so it kind of got me out of my chair once in a while. It's really hard to explain what this book is about, but I'll give it my best shot. First it starts off with some guy, hiding as a security guard, trying to assassinate the president of the United States of America. But secertly the other security guard was part of the president's secret service. So he took the clip of ammo out of the assassin's gun while he wasn't looking. He caught the guy and the assassin screamed 'Beware the Wrath of Allah' and bit down hard. He had a cyanide tooth that killed him. And you will have to read the book to see what else happens, and there's a lot more that happens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    Seek and Hide

    I have just read the book Dark Justice, by Jack Higgins, and it is a pretty good book. I would say it is one of my favorite books I had read. I think the theme is that everyone tries to protect the president of the Unite States and even to sacrifice their own life to try to find out the terrorists, and the whole just like a game, ¿seek and hide¿. It is night in Manhattan. The conflict is the president of the United State is scheduled to have a 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. His bodyguard suggests that he was going to get attack by a terrorist, so they delay his invitation, and then the president send his undercover guards to find whom the main person is and who was planning to kill him. So these undercover guards go to several places just to find who the main person was. The story then moves to London, takes in Iraq, back to the UK and just about ends in Ireland. It is also how the whole story start. The author tries to share what was going on in the government offices. Meaning, we all believe that our presidents are very secured and they have people to trust for their life. In this book it showed hoe these things changed in general. When I say that the president¿s undercover guards were from other party, meaning they didn¿t protect the president, as it should have been. They were even from other counties like Russia, London and they were in different groups before their current job. So they have this feeling that they shouldn¿t protect him but when they saw who was trying to assassin the president, they automatically changed their attitude and solve it thru the end. But if they didn¿t see hoe the terrorists reacted, they would change their mind, so the author tries to show hoe the president couldn¿t be secure even through there guards are from the United State. In this story there are many irony, dramatic, as we didn¿t know that they would catch the man behind the attack.There are few main characters in the story, Ferguson and Ashimov. Ferguson is a character that is actually goes to those countries to find the clues. What he does is that since he knew how to speak Russian he mates other people from Russia and they helped him to find the suspect. Since they know all the details about the terrorists they helped him a lot. Ashimoev is a person who cannot be traced by the people who have been following him. The reason was that since he knew all the places and the people around him they gave him the comfort to be able depend on them. He has been fugitive for longer time. He actually live in the United States and when he finds out that he has been followed he ran back to England and from England to Iraq. He just has the ways to get out of sight in any means. That¿s why the undercover guards had a hard time to put him in custody. I feel it is a really great book and I really enjoy when I reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005

    Please keep Sean Dillon alive and in Action

    I am reading every Sean Dillon book I can find, love the character. Truthfully I have been listening to them and Patrick McNee brings Sean and all the characters alive. Would love to meet the rogue. Keep up the wonderful work. Can't get enough.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2004

    Sean & The Team Do It Again

    This repetitive thriller takes me back to Jack Higgins early books with Liam Devlin. Always a quick read and non-stop action. I have been reading Jack Higgins books for almost 25 years. I have read them all. More power to you Jack. Keep them coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2004

    Keep Sean Dillon Coming

    I've been reading Jack's books for years and I love Sean Dillon. I'de like to see him married off to some seemingly nice Irish lady who is in the service and just as deadly as Sean. Keep Sean Coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2004

    Time for something new.

    Dillon is not the only one getting tired. I long for the goneby days of Liam Devlin. Nothing new here and if anything it is a sorry copy of the same dated story. How about a period piece of the late 60's early 70's with Devlin and Dillon. I have read everything ever published by Mr Higgins but this may have been the last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2004

    Cold calculating Dillon

    As usual, Jack Higgins has a way for Ferguson's crew to make their way into other's affairs. I expected Inspector Bernstein to come up on the short end sooner or later. It now becomes a good time for a new character to evolve into the team. I look forward to the next chapter in the Higgins series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2004

    Saw it coming

    Hurtles along all right but you see the finish line come up way too fast. Not the big book we've come to expect from Higgins.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    BORRRRING

    First of all It may be 288 pages long but the typing is double spaced so actually the book is only about 140 pages long. Talk about a boring book. The action, what little of it there is, is lukewarm (and that is generous). There is no drama, no suspense, no nothing. I doubt that Jack Higgins took longer than the 3 hours it took me to read this garbage to write it!! I read an earlier reviewof the book that said 'Kill the SOB Sean Dillon and write something new' I couldn't agree more. This book should have been released as a paperback in Walmart.In other words in the cheap section because it definately was NOT worth the 25.00 bucks I had to pay for it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    'Makes my days & some alnighters'

    Jack,Jack keep your books rolling,I enjoy them all,from your writings,Dillon,Blake Hannah,Ferguson and the Slaters are indeed family.Each book should become MOVIES!that would be a thrill.Don't take to long for the next one in the serial!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2004

    Great author

    Jack Higgens is a great writer. There are very few authors who compel me to read one of their books in a day. He is the master. I dont mind that he uses Sean Dillion a lot. He makes the plot more exciting.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A fantastic thriller

    A Muslim raised in England as a Christian, Henry sneaks into the United States and stakes out a place across the street from where the president is supposed to be having dinner with a New York Senator. As he is about to shoot, Blake Johnson, head of the president¿s top secret security force and a secret service agent confront him, informing the Brit that the ammo from his gun has been removed and the president flew back to Washington D.C. Before the assassin kills himself, he tells, them the ¿Beware the Wrath of Allah.¿................................. Blake¿s counterpart in England, General Ferguson, informed the White House about the assassination attempt. Now the general, Sean Dillion and Hannah Bernstein have to trace the assassin¿s movements back to the source which turns out to be a mosque run by a man who is recruiting British Muslims and sending them to terrorist training camps in the mid-east. When they return, they will be martyrs in Allah¿s name. Working behind the scenes is a Russian billionaire and his chief security officer who want to sow dissension in the west and is funding The Wrath of Allah. Ferguson¿s unit gets in their way one too many times of the Russian and becomes a target for these power hungry megalomaniacs............................. Jack Higgins has written a very exciting and action-packed thriller that shows how Britain is fighting the war on terror. Sean Dillon, a stone cold killer who was an enforcer for the IRA before being recruited by the General is the hero of this book as he seeks justice for the innocents who get caught in the cross-fire. Although he works outside the law and his methods are cold blooded and calculating, the author portrays him as a believable anti-hero who appeals to readers that believe that justice and the law doesn¿t always go hand in hand. Dark Justice is definitely heading for the bestseller lists, deservedly so................................. Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2004

    Dillon is the best !!!!!!

    I dont care how many books Higgins wries about Sean Dillon. They always are great reads. I just wish that Higgins would write longer novels, not just the 288 to 300 pagers he does. Dillon needs a good long story, maybe even a 2 parter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    Long live Sean Dillon

    While the Sean Dillon story is pretty repetitive, I dont think the fans will be bored of it any time soon. Bring it on I say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2004

    Kill the SOB Sean Dillon

    Kill the SOB Sean Dillon, and write something new!! I have been a Devoted fan of Jack Higgins for thirty years, this is the first Book I am sad to say I will not be buying. because I already have read the same Sean Dillon plot in his last 10-15 books. Jack give it a rest and write something New and Different.

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