Another Sean Dillon, former IRA gunman turned government enforcer, thriller. There is something so likeable about Dillon, he's as tough as they come but has a wicked sense of humor. He always gets the job done and it doesn't matter how the odds are stacked against him because he really doesn't care if he gets killed or not! (Of course he won't, cause he's the hero!!)
JACK HIGGINS IS STILL A GOOD READ
Sean Dillon joins forces with Blake Johnson to take down Fox and his empire.
There's a jaunty, even slapdash feel to the storytelling in Higgins's exciting new novel featuring his longtime antihero, Sean Dillon. And that's fine. The clipped dialogue and minimal exposition suit their subject well, for Dillon--once the IRA's most feared enforcer, now working for British secret police--and his cohorts are men (and, occasionally, women) of few words and swift action. Higgins's new plot is as direct as his characters. The journalist wife of Dillon's old comrade Blake Johnson is killed in Brooklyn on orders of her latest object of investigation, Jack Fox, heir apparent to the powerful Solazzo crime family. The law can't touch Fox, but Blake and Dillon can and will. Aided by Dillon's black-ops boss, Brigadier Charles Ferguson, and his crew, plus a father/son team of British gangsters, Blake and Dillon strike again and again at Fox's wallet: shutting down his London gambling den; sinking a boat laden with his gold; destroying a cache of his weapons in Ireland; foiling his plans for a major robbery in London. A subplot in which Fox's uncle, the Solazzo don, spies on his nephew with increasing displeasure adds dimension to the linear narrative and leads to a clever denouement. The action is sleek and intensely absorbing, but the supreme pleasure is in those Higgins celebrates--tarnished warriors who value honor over life and who get the job done no matter what the cost.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
A journalist is dead after making the mistake of getting too close to international crime boss Jack Fox-but Fox made a greater mistake in killing her. Because the murdered woman's ex-husband is Blake Johnson, head of the clandestine White House department known as The Basement. Now Johnson and his Irish compatriot, Sean Dillon, are going to bring Fox's empire down around him.
Intense, thriller, great plot and suspense, in line with Jack Huggins books.
Higgins is always a good read for anyone who wants suspense and thrills.
typical higgins-lots of action
The master of suspense reunites hsi powerhouse team from his explosive bestseller, THE WHITE HOUSE CONNECTION, to bring down an international crime boss---and this time, there's much more at stake than duty and honor.
Good, fast moving, lots of action. good plot.
Jack Higgins is my favorite author,all of his books are excellent,and this one is no exception,Sean Dillon is exciting as usual,no one is better.