Prayer for the Dying

Prayer for the Dying

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by Jack Higgins
     
 

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An ex-IRA soldier must save a priest targeted for elimination to gain absolution for his violent past

Everyone has demons to overcome, but Martin Fallon has more than most. A ruthless hitman and executioner for the IRA, Fallon is haunted by a mistake that led to the explosion of a school bus full of children.
 
When he’s threatened by the

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An ex-IRA soldier must save a priest targeted for elimination to gain absolution for his violent past

Everyone has demons to overcome, but Martin Fallon has more than most. A ruthless hitman and executioner for the IRA, Fallon is haunted by a mistake that led to the explosion of a school bus full of children.
 
When he’s threatened by the sadistic Meehan brothers, Fallon must agree to one last hit. But this time there’s a witness: a priest named Father De Costa. And when everyone else wants the Father dead, Fallon is determined to protect him, to earn redemption from his life of crime and forgiveness for the blood on his hands.

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“Jack Higgins is the master.” —Tom Clancy


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ISBN-13:
9781453200490
Publisher:
Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
1,207,786
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.25(h) x 0.36(d)

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“Jack Higgins is the master.” —Tom Clancy

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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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Prayer for the Dying 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Higgins, doesn't recycle plots, his stories are entertaining. The book is certainly better than the movie. The main character is a proto-type Dillion of the current novels that pass as Higgins' fare. I highly recommend this book, especially for new readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by B&N one day through the 'daily'. It seemed interesting after reading the overview. It had several great reviews and this one is just more of the same! Great story, very realistic, unpredictable, and I hated to have to put it down! Jack Higgins is a great author with an amazing ability to tell stories. You won't be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A treat to read one of Higgin's early works. A quick read. Not a lot of plot or character development yet still room for a little redemption. I enjoyed it and recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was an excellent book and the movie was excellent also.
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CardnalTA More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Higgins books and have been intrigued with them, the last two or three he has not done a good job. Seems to be always the same story line. The last book was just over 200 pages, this book is 159 pages, you cannot tell a good story in that small number of pages. save you money.
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