A Game for Heroes

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The occupied Channel Islands: the last outpost of German resistance at the end of a long and savage conflict. Most feared amongst them: St Pierre, the heavily guarded fortress chosen by a crazed SS Commandant for his suicidal final stand.

With Berlin on the verge of capture, it is the most sensitive mission of the war.

An end game that calls for a hero – with something else besides. A game for a battle-hardened veteran ready to lay down his ...

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Overview

The occupied Channel Islands: the last outpost of German resistance at the end of a long and savage conflict. Most feared amongst them: St Pierre, the heavily guarded fortress chosen by a crazed SS Commandant for his suicidal final stand.

With Berlin on the verge of capture, it is the most sensitive mission of the war.

An end game that calls for a hero – with something else besides. A game for a battle-hardened veteran ready to lay down his life for his birthplace. And for the woman he left behind…

“Jack Higgins is the master craftsman of good, clean adventure…in the footsteps of Sapper and the great John Buchan” – Daily Mail

The days of the Third Reich are numbered, but on an isolated island in the English Channel, a brilliant, ruthless SS commander has vowed a fight to the death. It is up to Owen Morgan, British soldier, spy, and daredevil, to lead a band of commandos to destroy the Nazi invaders--or die trying. Reissue.

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The master's master of spycraft storytelling.
New York Times Book Review
A seasoned pro...Mr. Higgins knows how to tell a story.
UPI
The master's master of spycraft storytelling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441845610
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 7/28/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.80 (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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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Heroic Deeds

    It's the end of the war, and no one should expect a wounded commando to put his life on the line one more time, but that's exactly what happens to Higgins' newest hero, Lt. Col. Owen Morgan. He sacrifices his freedom to rescue a German sailor on a mission that has already failed miserably and is almost executed by the embittered Nazi commander of the isolated outpost in the Channel Islands. I don't normally enjoy reading books written in first person--Higgins took me by surprise--but I found myself turning the pages and reading on anyway. Not only has Morgan returned to his island home hoping to reignite the love of his childhood years, he's there to find out if the Nazis can hang onto the Channel Islands for another year after Germany has surrendered and thus cause more havoc on the sea. It turns out to be a fool's mission set up by a jealous boyhood rival who misinforms the British deliberately to betray Morgan and his lady love, but in Morgan's absence, she has fallen in love with a very decent German submariner. Conflict between friends, enemies who becomes friends, and the raging sea becomes the back drop for another hair raising tale by Higgins. The first person narrative reduces it to a four star for me.

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