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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"Interesting plot starts with the recording of a hot mike of dead US soldier made by a British with Irish accent,call sign Shamrock, on a combat zone in Helmond province Afganistan. Twelve US soldiers and a detachment of British medics were ambushed and killed. The President of USA contacted the Prime Minister who dispached General Ferguson and his team (Dillon, Harry Miller, the Salters, Holly). Action starts in Algiers, London, Belfast back and forth. The lead man of Al Qaeda in London, a professor at U. of London betrays the goverment. The chief of military police of Algeria betrays his friend and goverment in service of Al Quaeda. The grandson of a Member of Parliament and owner of a large international corporation, ex- British paratruper and SAS member is the voice on the radio."
Leo (4 out of 5 stars)