Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
In the world of the Mafia, sometimes death is the only way out....
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- 4.20(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.83(d)
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In the Hour before Midnight based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Coming across a nice old copy of this thrillings Higgins novel, I ran through it, in a good old Jack fashion. The story spins around Stacy Wyatt and espacially the relation that swells up between him and his rescuer Sean Burk is giving a great back ground for this atmospheric classic. The setting on Sicily is gripping and full of deceipt with saw-off shotguns that give off the scent of gun powder. What truly makes this novel a classic Higgins is the rawness of it. The deceipt, the torture, the pain and vengence feel real and the plot spins and spins untill the very last page.
THis was my 1st jack higgins book after it was rated high and reccommended. I started it and finished it in 2 days. Since mario puzo no other author gave me a thriller that keeps you to the topic and doesnt lett u go until the story ends. Very RECOMMENEDed
Having come across this book, I thought I would give it a try. Bad choice on my part. The characters are unbelievable, and the reader continues to think of them as someone in the author's imagination rather than real characters during the story. The author needs to 'know' his subject. With statements such as; '... I learned that I acted instinctively like a real professional who always aims for the shooting hand with his first bullet, knowing that a dying man can still get off a shot at him.' Really! Give me a break. A 'professional' is not some John Wayne. A professional shoots for body mass and lots of it. The author has seen too many cowboy movies and totally spoiled this book from page 22 onwards. The characters are totally unbelievable. Not worth the read.