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Eye of the Storm (Sean Dillon Series #1)
     

Eye of the Storm (Sean Dillon Series #1)

3.9 36
by Jack Higgins, Michael Page (Read by)
 

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Former allies in the IRA, Sean Dillon and Martin Brosnan have chosen different paths. Now Dillon is a terrorist for hire, a master of diguise employed by Saddam Hussein. Brosnan is the one man who knows Dillon's strengths and weaknesses...and brilliant mastery of espionage. Once friends, now enemies, they are playing the deadliest game of their careers. A game

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Former allies in the IRA, Sean Dillon and Martin Brosnan have chosen different paths. Now Dillon is a terrorist for hire, a master of diguise employed by Saddam Hussein. Brosnan is the one man who knows Dillon's strengths and weaknesses...and brilliant mastery of espionage. Once friends, now enemies, they are playing the deadliest game of their careers. A game that culminates in a frightening - and true - event: Iraq's attempted mortar attack on the British war cabinet at 10 Downing Street in Februrary 1991...

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Higgins's thrillers may evoke a strong sense of deja vu (same basic story, different time frame), but that doesn't seem to diminish the impact of each new novel. Early in 1991, while the Gulf war is in full bloom, operatives of Saddam Hussein hire legendary terrorist Sean Dillon to take the war to the enemy. A master of disguise and subterfuge, Dillon began his career with the IRA, earning the enmity of Liam Devlin--the unforgettable antihero of The Eagle Has Landed , who makes a featured appearance here--and of Martin Brosnan, an American Special Forces hero and IRA member turned college professor. After Dillon's attempt to assassinate former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during a visit to France fails, he decides to go after her successor, John Major, and his War Cabinet with a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street. Learning that British Intelligence is recruiting Brosnan to track him down, Dillon confronts his old enemy, a meeting that ends in tragedy and leaves Brosnan bitterly committed to revenge. Although readers can be sure that Dillon's scheme will be foiled, fun remains in the how and why. Standard Higgins in style, plot and resolution, this is bound for bestsellerdom. BOMC feature alternate; Reader's Digest Condensed Books selection; audio rights to Dove. (July)\
Kirkus Reviews
A world-class assassin goes after British PM John Major in Higgins's latest firmly engaging round of speculative derring-do. The Day of the Jackal this isn't, although Sean Dillon—a rogue IRA hit-man who's also a master thespian—is nearly as charismatic a killer as Forsyth's Jackal; and the author's own The Eagle Has Landed it isn't quite either, though Higgins, a diligent literary recycler, revives the spirit, pacing, and even one major player from that 1975 classic. This is the vigorous, rather simple tale of what might have been behind the real-life, still unexplained, mortar attack on Number Ten Downing Street on February 7, 1991. Here, Saddam Hussein, reeling under the allied bombing of Baghdad, asks oily Iraqi billionaire Michael Aroun to avenge Iraqi honor, which Aroun does by joining forces with Stalinist KGB Colonel Josef Makeev and hiring Dillon to blow away Margaret Thatcher, now visiting in France. When Dillon is betrayed by two hirelings and misses his shot at the Iron Lady, he ups the stakes—why not, he proposes, go after the current PM (here, a most charming chap) and in fact the entire British War Cabinet? Using his Olivier-like powers to pose as several characters, including a bag-lady, and aided by a sexy KGB spy, Dillon sneaks into England, then Ireland, contacts old criminal/IRA pals, and plans. Arrayed against him in an ever-more suspenseful chase are several stalwart British agents, male and female, and two ex-IRA men, including Liam Devlin of Eagle fame. The mortar attack itself has about as much dramatic impact as a hiccup, but Higgins saves his big melodrama for Dillon's attempted escape—which will leave readers happily breathless and waitingfor a sequel. The action's so fast, the heroes so valiant, and the villains so blackhearted that not even Higgins's syntax-crunching prose will keep his fans from driving this—his most enjoyable book in years—up the charts. (Book-of-the-Month Split Main Selection for July)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469294247
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Sean Dillon Series , #1
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
470,347
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Eye of the Storm 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
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BUSTERJH More than 1 year ago
action packed story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to read about an unconscionable terrorist that kills innocents or anyone for that matter, then this book is for you. Poorly written, with implausibilities abounding in the basic day to day knowledge of how a supposed "mastermind, killer, terrorist, covert operator" operates-this was laughable. Dillon tells people his mastermind plans, doesn't know people are following him, goes and buys his many disguises at the same shop over and over.Ridiculous from beginning to end. There isn't one redeeming quaility to this character, he isn't interesting or as one reviewer put it "funny". What is funny is that this book has so many good reviews. Weak implausible plot and if I read the line "you old sod" one more time I might have ran over my Nook with my car!
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sushiking89 More than 1 year ago
Sweet book
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