super enforcer sean dillon is on the trail of a merciless assassin bent on starting a new war in ireland
The Angel of Death is a powerful assassin, killing Arabs, Israelis, Amaericans and Russians. Former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon must stop the Angel before January 30, a bloody anniversary.
They call themselves "January 30", after the date of a British massacre in Belfast. They are allied with no one, killing American diplomats and KGB agents, Arabs and Israelis, IRA gunmen and Loyalist soldiers. But they are definitely the enemies of peace-and they are plotting an assassination that will shatter the uneasy truce that reigns in Ireland.
Former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon must hunt down January 30 before they kill again. Before they spark another war. Before Dillon himself falls prey to the ultimate assassin-the Angel of Death...
Former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon must hunt down "January 30" before they kill again, fefore they aspark another war, before Dillon falls pray tot he ultimate assassin, The Angel of Death. They call themselves "January 30" after the date of a British massacre in Belfast. They kill American diplomats, KGB agents, Arabs, Israelis, IRA gunmen and Loyalist Soldiers but they are are the enemies of peace. They are plotting an assination that will shatter the uneasy truce that reigns in Ireland
Another of Higgins' books of terror and intrique, this one takes place in Ireland with Sean Dillon as the protagonist. A non-stop page turner!
Former IRA enforcer returns to save the day again. One of my favorite characters.
Not among Higgins' best. Cardboard characters. Plot isn't as involved. I was disappointed.
From my husband's stash. He said it was a very good read.
They call themselves "January 30, " after the date of a British massacre in Belfast. They are the enemies of peace--and they are plotting an assassination that will shatter the uneasy truce that reigns in Ireland. Former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon must hunt down January 30 before they kill again--before they spark a war.
From the Publisher
In a world where terrorism is a fact of life, no one inspires more fear than "January 30," the most mysterious terrorist group in Europe, whose targets appear to be everyone: Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, Israelis and Arabs, American and Russian diplomats. In London, the British prime minister launches a special investigation to hunt down the members of January 30. Enter Brigadier Charles Ferguson, of the British prime minister's elite Group Four, and Sean Dillon, once the Provisional IRA's most feared enforcer, now Ferguson's strong right hand and the hero of Thunder Point and On Dangerous Ground. As Ferguson and Dillon close in on the January 30 terrorists, a wild card changes everything. In an effort to maintain the ceasefire in effect in Northern Ireland, the president of the United States and the Irish and British prime ministers request Senator Patrick Keogh to mediate between the loyalist and Republican factions. The senator agrees, though he knows it means putting his life on the line. The worst fears of the governments of all three countries are realized when the terrorists, seizing the chance to disrupt the peace process, target the senator for death. It is up to Ferguson and Dillon to stop them.
From The Critics
The main plot device in Higgins's new thriller has a certain comic-strip blaze to it: a female British motorcyclist in black leather who carries a Beretta pistol and kills only to create chaos. This angel of death is also Britain's greatest actress, Grace Browning, relishing her new role as assassin of political activists of every stripe, be they Arab or Israeli, Catholic or Protestant, CIA or KGB, East End gangster or American senator. Browning belongs to a group that calls itself ``January 30,'' seemingly in honor of Bloody Sunday in Belfast but actually in honor of nothing but the chaos that she and her homosexual superior, an old KGB hand who's now on Prime Minister John Major's staff, hope will usher in a worldwide Communist state. Pitted against January 30 and Browning are Brigadier Charles Ferguson of the PM's elite Group Four and his most devilish agent, returning Higgins hero Sean Dillon (On Dangerous Ground), ex-actor, ex-IRA hit man and master makeup artist. It's assassin vs. assassin, actor against actor, in this shallow and far-fetched yet exciting yarn, which needs all of Higgins's considerable expertise to stay on course as it hurtles from one nervy thrill to the next. BOMC main selection. (Mar.)
From Library Journal:
Sean Dillon, a former Irish terrorist turned undercover agent, and his boss, Brigadier Charles Ferguson, make their latest appearance (following On Dangerous Ground, Putnam, 1994) in a lively but rather predictable shoot-'em-up set primarily in the United Kingdom. A terrorist group, born from communism, is killing in the name of Irish nationalism. Their real purpose, however, is to foment anarchism and chaos among the major powers. Can Dillon, partner Hannah Bernstein, and Ferguson track down this band and prevent additional murder?