A Darker Place (Sean Dillon Series #16)

A Darker Place (Sean Dillon Series #16)

by Jack Higgins

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ISBN-13: 9780425233771
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Series: Sean Dillon Series , #16
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 517,228
Product dimensions: 4.31(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.

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A Darker Place (Sean Dillon Series #16) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable
harstan More than 1 year ago
A former paratrooper who fought in Afghanistan and Chechnia, internationally renowned Russian novelist Alexander Kurbsky decides to leave his homeland for the West, but believes his fame might prevent him from staying abroad. Thus, Kurbsky asks Sean Dillon and his associates who make up the British prime minister¿s ¿private army¿ to abet his escape to freedom.

Prime Minister Putin warns Kurbsky about betraying his country and blackmails the author into spying on Dillon and his comrades by showing him pictures of his sister Tania, who he thought was murdered during a student protest that turned ugly; the photos prove Tania lives for now and will be paroled from her life sentence if he cooperates. Dillon and his girlfriend Lady Monica Sterling, a big fan of Kurbsky especially On the Death of Men and Moscow Nights, welcome the noted author to London. There he infiltrates the ¿private army¿ that welcomed him to England in an attempt to rescue his sibling from incarceration.

The latest former IRA operative turn British agent Sean Dillon thriller (see THE KILLING GROUND and ROUGH JUSTICE) is a superb entry as he, Monica and the others are totally fooled by Kurbsky. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action even when the plot uses enlightening flashbacks. Fans will relish A DARKER PLACE although the climax feels sudden and faster than the speed of light.

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mysterymax on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Higgins can still keep me reading far into the night. Dillon, one of the main characters from earlier books, actually had only a small role in this one. Hopefully Alexander Kurbsky and his friend, Bounine, will appear in future books as part of the PM's 'private army'.
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Captivsting story. This is the first of the Sean Dilllom series i have read and will be reading all the rest.
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DaveTan More than 1 year ago
"Jack Higgins," the pseudonym by which Harry Patterson is best known, is still growing as an author - even after 60+ books. "A Darker Place" has some familiar faces (former IRA assassin Sean Dillon and aging spymaster Brigadier General Charles Ferguson, to name 2). But the heavy lifting is done by newcomer Alexander Kurbsky, a bestselling Russian author/spy, and wheelchair-bound Giles Roper, who was - until now - a minor character. Roper, who seems strikingly close the similarly-disabled controller known as "The Major" in Robert Redford's "3 Days Of The Condor" movie, is nonetheless an interesting addition to Higgins' world. And as he and the shadowy Kurbsky are fleshed out during the book's progress, they attain a level of complexity not always present in the author's work. Kurbsky has all the ruthless efficiency of Higgins' Liam Devlin, Paul Chevasse, et al, while Roper has a gift for retrieving buried Kremlin computer files that strains credulity. So they are interesting, if not entirely "real." The build-up of tension throughout the book is excellent, but the ending seems a little too calculated to leave us with yet another Higgins series. Still, it is a good read, and is refreshingly free from some of the repetitive plot devices that litter other Higgins works (the Mauser pistol with the bulbous silencer, the shooting victim who is spun around by the first bullet and takes the second in their spine, etc.) Conclusion: "A Darker Place" is above-average Higgins.
Minga More than 1 year ago
Blackmail and deception, integrated into an international scenario from which emerges a controversial new hero, Alexander Kurbsky. A modern day, action filled tale that "cries out" for a sequel. A Higgins thriller with a new twist.
Henry_A More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, A Darker Place is the best book of the series so far. The plot is original and interesting, and kept me turning pages until the end. Higgins does an excellent job of keeping the reader intrigued, not giving up many clues until the very end. A great read!