Without Mercy (Sean Dillon Series #13)

Without Mercy (Sean Dillon Series #13)

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by Jack Higgins, Michael Page
     
 

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On the pavement, Hannah Bernstein was trying to haul herself up, clutching at the railings as Dillon got to her. “You’re all right, just hold on to me.” But there was blood coming down her face, and he was afraid.

In Jack Higgins’s acclaimed bestseller Dark Justice, intelligence operative Sean Dillon and his colleagues in Britain and the

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On the pavement, Hannah Bernstein was trying to haul herself up, clutching at the railings as Dillon got to her. “You’re all right, just hold on to me.” But there was blood coming down her face, and he was afraid.

In Jack Higgins’s acclaimed bestseller Dark Justice, intelligence operative Sean Dillon and his colleagues in Britain and the United States beat back a terrible enemy, but at an equally terrible cost. One of them was shot, another run down in the street. Both were expected to survive - but only one of them does.

As Detective Superintendent Hannah Bernstein of Special Branch lies recuperating in the hospital, a dark shadow sent by a figure from the past steals across the room and finishes the job. Consumed by grief and rage, Dillon, Blake, Ferguson, and all who loved Hannah swear vengeance, no matter where it takes them. But they have no idea of the searing journey, both physical and emotional, upon which they are about to embark - nor of the war that will change them all.

Filled with dark suspense, driven by characters of complexity and passion, this is a novel that once again proves that, in the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Jack Higgins is the dean of intrigue novelists. He has no equal.”

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Higgins picks up where his last novel (Dark Justice) featuring top-level British intelligence officer Gen. Charles Ferguson and his right-hand agent, former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon, left off, three weeks after a shootout killed Russian billionaire Josef Belov and his agents Yuri Ashimov and Maj. Greta Novikova. But hold on, not all of the above are really dead, and those left alive have sworn to destroy the general and his band of spies, who are also grieving for their colleague Supt. Hannah Bernstein, another casualty of the confrontation. President Vladimir Putin makes several appearances to give orders to various minions and Russian super-agent, Igor Levin. Their mission is to secure the now-deceased Belov's vast oil interests for the Russian government. With few double-crosses, deceptions or surprises of any sort, Higgins's plotting is not very inventive, and the final shootout, when it limps onstage, takes two short pages. The whole mise-en-scene feels dated, with little in the way of modern-day tradecraft or technology. Ferguson's admiration for his Russian enemies and bonhomie for Levin in particular seems plain silly: "Damn his eyes, I like the bastard. Who knows what the future holds?" Not much for Higgins's fans, if we're to judge from his latest example. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.\
Library Journal
In this sequel to Dark Justice, Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon, and Billy Salter are back in the pub trying to figure out what the Russians and the IRA are doing, who exactly is responsible for the murder of Hannah Bernstein, and what steps they should take. Overheard by a Russian operative in the next booth, the Englishmen lose their edge, and the usual bloodbath follows. Darkly amusing is the continual denigration of the IRA by the Russians who hire them to do their dirty work and then complain that the Irish are so untidy. By the end of the novel, there are many bodies, yet a few English and Russians are left to connive another day. Talented reader Michael Page infuses emotion and suspense into the story by speeding his pace and altering his pitch so that the listener is drawn into the tale. His range of accents also helps to delineate the various characters. Given Higgins's popularity, most libraries will want to add this recording.-Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.\
From the Publisher
“When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd—Jack Higgins.”—The Associated Press

“The master’s master of spycraft storytelling”—UPI

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469270050
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Sean Dillon Series, #13
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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