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3.00049455984174 out of 53.00049455984174 out of 53.00049455984174 out of 53.00049455984174 out of 53.00049455984174 out of 5 3.00 (4,044 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Higgins Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sean Dillon Series Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781441838896
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Former allies in the IRA, Sean Dillon and Martin Brosnan have chosen different paths. Now Dillon is a terrorist for hire, a master of disguise employed by Saddam Hussein. Brosnan is the one man who knows Dillon’s strengths and weaknesses…and brilliant mastery of espionage. Once friends, now enemies, they are playing the deadliest game of their careers. A game that culminates in a frightening – and true – event: Iraq’s attempted mortar attack on the British war cabinet at 10 Downing Street in February 1991… Blending fact and fiction, Eye of the Storm is pure excitement. Jack Higgins at his best. “Will leave readers happily breathless…his most enjoyable book in years.” – Kirkus Reviews “A heart-stopping cat-and-mouse game…spectacular and surprising.” – Abilene Reporter News Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 2/14/2014

    " One of the only series I've ever read hit-or-miss and out of order, and I'm going back to the beginning to read (in order, this time) the ones that I've missed. This was a solid debut, but once again a pretty lame (and completely avoidable) plot move on Higgins's part tarnished the resolution for me. Since I've read more recent titles in the series, I knew that a certain protagonist survived, but I didn't know until now how/why he survived, and the reason was/is ... lame. But it was a fun read, and a reminder of what dominated the news headlines a couple of decades ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Dams | 2/13/2014

    " This is an exciting thriller. It's fast paced and well written. It's the first book in the Sean Dillon series. In this book he's a hit man hired by an Iraqi to kill a major British leader. His plotting and the race to stop him makes for an exciting book. But, I'm curious how such a ruthless, unremorseful killer can be turned into a hero for the rest of this series. But, I'm definitely going to read more from Jack Higgins, and especially this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan457 | 1/29/2014

    " Sean Dillon, one of my favorite antiheroes. I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 1/27/2014

    " It was a very nice quick read and very well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mats | 1/20/2014

    " Basic good Higgins with surprisingly unsympathetic hero. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie Hill | 1/18/2014

    " This one was hard to get into "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 1/12/2014

    " Elusive master terrorist Sean Dillon reemerges during the Gulf War when Saddam Hussein hires him to assassinate Margaret Thatcher, and only Martin Brosnan can stop him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 12/24/2013

    " This is my Jack Higgins book and I found it very entertaining, for a spy thriller - and guess what, it didn't require special effects - I wish Hollywood would take note. Adults can be entertained using their minds and imagination. In this story, Sean Dillion, a man of 1000 faces, is paid handsomely to murder someone high in the British government. His attempt to carry out the dastardly deed on the Prime Minister fails so he goes after the British War Cabinet-that's right, the entire cabinet. This spy caper has the reader keeping track of characters (all of whom we get to know like a friend), who they are working for, and learning of the ones who turn on their own country. Without turncoats and traitors, Sean would not have the information he needs to carry out the deed. We quickly see that the Russian connection uses the British typist in the Prime Minister's typing pool to obtain inside information; the typist in turn gets sexual favors. Politics as usual. The last few chapters are real page turners, no twists based on information not previously shared with the reader. Everything the reader needs to know is shared. The ending is an eye opener. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 12/11/2013

    " Introduces the Sean Dillon character who continues through his following novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 12/8/2013

    " This is a fairly satisfying novel despite a few unlikely plot developments. The story moves along at a brisk pace and Higgins does a good job of maintaining suspense and tension throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 12/7/2013

    " My first Jack Higgins novel and the first in the Sean Dillon series. I found it interesting as the main character is a hired assassin. My rating 3.7. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/26/2013

    " Run of the mill adventure story but fast paced and a quick read. Reasonably enjoyable first in series and will read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 11/21/2013

    " I like Higgins, mostly. It is fiction, and of course the villian must live to create mayhem again, but the ending was a stretch, even for me. A little too unbelievable. The professionals ought to be fired for incompetence!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliegiarla | 11/14/2013

    " I really like this character, Sean Dillion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maynard Lewis | 11/7/2013

    " Action-packed, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbie | 10/23/2013

    " Robbie gives Higgins books 4.5 stars, Jim gives them 4 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chioma Uzoma | 7/7/2013

    " Amazing! a Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 6/1/2013

    " I had read two of the Sean Dillon series out of order. Went back and thought it was better to start with book #1. Since I knew the "villain/hero" would survive, sort spoiled the ending for me a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/2/2013

    " Full of intrigue suspense and action. An international spy/hit man is paid two million to do a job. I don't want to spoil the story line so that is all I am writing about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pinudya | 3/8/2013

    " First book of Sean Dillon series. An usual Higgins' plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Cunningham | 2/21/2012

    " Really enjoying the Dillon series of books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter Greenhalgh | 2/11/2012

    " Style is a bit clipped and dated. But still an easy read, although some of today's writers are much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Selfishness_is_not_a_crime | 11/8/2011

    " a lot of new words "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 7/26/2011

    " Wish that would have read this one first. But once again it was another great and fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aseem Achintya | 5/18/2011

    " masterpiece. first Dillon book i read. i dont have a copy though. theres little i wouldnt do to get a library edition or even a hardback of this or its renamed version: Midnight Man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nola | 1/9/2011

    " This is based on a real event - the mortar attack on 10 Downing street in 1991. This is a fictional account of how it might have been done. Guess I'm just not that excited about 20 year old terrorist attacks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 9/10/2010

    " Interesting neither riveting nor boring. What could have been the cause of the attempted bombing of 10 Downing Street in 1991. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 4/14/2010

    " aka Midnight Man. BC "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Selfishness_is_not_a_crime | 4/12/2010

    " a lot of new words "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 3/28/2010

    " I liked this book a lot.It will keep you guessing until the end.Also,The terrorist for hire named Sean Dillion is planning on assassinating,the leaders of Britain,but can he do it?He is a heartless man,and appears to be the best at what he does,he also wants to set fire to the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 1/21/2010

    " Interesting neither riveting nor boring. What could have been the cause of the attempted bombing of 10 Downing Street in 1991. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.W. | 9/25/2009

    " Sean Dillon is at his best in this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia | 10/8/2008

    " Read before Thunder point. My other favorite book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nola | 9/13/2008

    " This is based on a real event - the mortar attack on 10 Downing street in 1991. This is a fictional account of how it might have been done. Guess I'm just not that excited about 20 year old terrorist attacks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 8/11/2008

    " It was a very nice quick read and very well written. "

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About the Author
Author Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins is among the world’s most popular authors. Since the publication of The Eagle Has Landed, every novel he has written has become an international bestseller, including Day of Reckoning. He has had simultaneous #1 bestsellers in hardcover and paperback and has been published in thirty-eight languages worldwide. Many of his books have been made into successful movies, among them To Catch a King and The Valhalla Exchange.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.