Dark Justice (Sean Dillon Series #12)

Dark Justice (Sean Dillon Series #12)

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by Jack Higgins, Michael Page
     
 

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"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." Fortunately, he is not successful - but this is only the beginning. Someone is recruiting a shadowy network of agents with the intention of…  See more details below

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"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." Fortunately, he is not successful - 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.\

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423315674
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Sean Dillon Series, #12
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
5
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 4.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.

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