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3.00189772727273 out of 53.00189772727273 out of 53.00189772727273 out of 53.00189772727273 out of 53.00189772727273 out of 5 3.00 (880 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Higgins Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sean Dillon Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781441816290
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Treachery has a price, in this mesmerizing thriller from the New York Times–bestselling writer.

With his latest novels, Jack Higgins has showed himself “on top of his game” (Publishers Weekly), his books infused with “a timely edginess [that] pulls you along like the surprisingly strong current of the Thames River” (Associated Press). The Judas Gate is just as timely—and just as surprising.

A disturbing audiotape has made its way to General Charles Ferguson, adviser to the Prime Minister, and from him to the President of the United States: battlefield chatter from an ambush in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in which twelve U.S. Army Rangers and a British medical team died. Most of the Taliban voices are Afghan, but not all of them—shockingly, some of them are British, and one in particular, the voice of the commander, bears an Irish accent.

The idea that one of their own could be responsible for such a massacre is appalling, and Ferguson immediately puts Sean Dillon in charge of hunting the traitor down. But Dillon has his own way of doing things and, he will eventually discover, so does his quarry. Not only will Dillon be going to war—the war will be coming to him.

Filled with suspense, driven by characters of complexity and passion, The Judas Gate is an unforgettable novel by the man “who has produced some of the best suspense fiction of the past fifty years” (The San Diego Union-Tribune).

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 2/17/2014

    " Jack Higgins has writen many books and one of his best known is The Eagle Has Landed. In that book we meet Sean Dillon. The book takes place in the early 1940's. Dillon shows up in many of Higgins' books and we meet him again in The Judas Gate. The setting for this book in current times and Afghanistan and the Taliban play a large role in the plot. It is just what you expect from Higgins; a last moving plot, the usual cast of characters and a good story. But Dillon was be in his 80's, yes? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl | 2/10/2014

    " A stunner of a plot that seems too plausible today. I ate to this book and dreamt to this book and pondered what values people may have with these fictional characters. Changed a few views of mine but then again, these could change with the next well written book again. Kept me bound till I finished the last sentence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 1/24/2014

    " First Higgins book I've read. It was ok, and the type of book to read on trip layover or beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C22jrc | 1/20/2014

    " Enjoyed the book but too many characters to remember. Needed to keep my own list to keep them straight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Crosby | 1/16/2014

    " Decent entry in the Sean Dillon sequence. These serial novels are far to predictable, but Higgins continuess to make the characters interesting. Unlike Clive Cussler, Higgins continues to make he characters human. The one issue I have in this, and some of the other later novels, is the lax security of Ferguson's team. Too often, the bad guys know too much. Still, a pleasant, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 1/7/2014

    " First chance to read one of Higgins adventures. Will definatly be reading more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Hammond | 1/6/2014

    " The Judas Gate is another great offering from Jack Higgns featuring one of the best protagonists ever in the person of Sean Dillon. If you haven't read Jack Higgins before, read The Judas Gate and then decide if you'll want to go back and start from the begining. I'm betting you'll like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vijay K | 11/29/2013

    " Good timepass, but nowhere near rhe class of "The Eagle has landed" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dolly Batra | 11/23/2013

    " Jack Higgins never disappoints the fiction lovers ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 11/16/2013

    " Pretty good but saw the ending coming a mile away. Predictable fluff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 11/11/2013

    " Good read but not as good as some of his older works. Some of the action stretches credibility, too many things just happen to fit together to keep the action rolling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 11/7/2013

    " A good typical Higgins novel. A fun read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Borcherding | 10/12/2013

    " Typically enjoy Higgins, but found this one predictable and very similar to previous work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 6/9/2013

    " Sean Dillon and company continue their fight against Moslem extremism...this time the enemy may be within...Higgins is masterful developing plot and understandind the worlds of terrorism and counter-terrorism...fun read!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 6/6/2013

    " Another very enjoyable read from Jack Higgins. Reading these characters is like visiting with family or old friends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 2/2/2013

    " A somewhat entertaining terrorist thriller but the plot was too basic and the ending was disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billie | 1/16/2013

    " I've started reading Jack Higgins when I was in high school. Fast approaching 30 yrs. He is easy for me to read. The story continues the advertures of Prime Ministers Private Army Led by Sean Dillon. Who goes back to the early 90's. Not a great a place to start reading Higgins but good action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack Alexander | 12/16/2012

    " OK, but very predictable. I got bored towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 11/28/2012

    " Well it is the same old story, but a comfortable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 10/30/2012

    " Haven't read any Jack Higgins in a while, and needed a book by a popular (but not too popular as to make all the titles unavailable) author to test out the public library's e-book loaning system. This was an enjoyable read, typical Jack Higgins fare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 7/8/2012

    " This was another typical book in the most recent series by this author. I enjoyed it as it was a quick reas but, it wasn't great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Piotr | 7/2/2012

    " Look, Jack Higgins was my writing idol when I was younger, and had eagerly grabbed the copy from the library. Alas, I couldn't make it past the first page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/7/2012

    " Love the Sean Dillon and crew series. Wish they were longer reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lewis | 9/17/2011

    " In the end I guess it was okay. Thought about stopping reading it part way through the book. The dialogue back and forth seemed harder to read than normal. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leonard | 9/6/2011

    " Formulaic. Bad guys in Afghanistan, spills over to London. with Sean Dilion. Good entertainment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 8/18/2011

    " I had a difficult time getting my brain around the plot and characters. Too many arab names the same. I didn't think this was Higgins best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 5/13/2011

    " This was another typical book in the most recent series by this author. I enjoyed it as it was a quick reas but, it wasn't great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DWGibb | 5/6/2011

    " Sean Dillon back in action, this time after an Irish al Qaida operative. Higgins provides the ingredients; the British military, al Qaida, the IRA, and Pakistan. Then he mixes them into an absorbing tale of contemporary intrigue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 5/3/2011

    " A good typical Higgins novel. A fun read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert | 4/27/2011

    " I wanted to finish the book because I started it. But I would not recommend it. The writing seems very forced I read over reviews of this book and I guess earlier books by Higgins are better, but after reading "The Judas Gate", I have no desire to read anything else by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/20/2011

    " This is an okay book, I thought it was better than his last several ones. He sometimes is hard to follow and the plots are a little weak with these characters. But entertaining enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ida | 3/25/2011

    " This book was only okay. I have read all his books and I was a little disappointed in this one. I love the character of Sean Dillon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 3/23/2011

    " The intrigue is wearing thin on the Jack Higgins books. Too many characters, predictable and similar plots, and returning to the same places over and over. A piece of fluff reading in this genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 3/20/2011

    " Jack Higgins is my favorite author. This is his latest in the Sean Dillon character series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 3/13/2011

    " Good read but not as good as some of his older works. Some of the action stretches credibility, too many things just happen to fit together to keep the action rolling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 3/3/2011

    " Not my favorite of the Sean Dillon books, but good modern day story of intrigue and action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/27/2011

    " Another good read from the Sean Dillion series. It seemed like the character Sean Dillion wasn't in as many actions scenes. But it was interesting to see his softer side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/13/2011

    " First Higgins novel I've read, enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C22jrc | 2/5/2011

    " Enjoyed the book but too many characters to remember. Needed to keep my own list to keep them straight. "

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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

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.