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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (879 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Higgins Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781441896278
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ | 2/4/2014

    " I love the characters in this series! Like the other books in this series, this book is a quick, enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billie | 1/16/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo | 1/16/2014

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Orville | 1/14/2014

    " Not up to Higgins standards. I read 100 pages and decided that it would be a waste of time reading a book that I didn't enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleele | 1/11/2014

    " not bad - listened to the CD version "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/9/2014

    " 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 Bill | 1/8/2014

    " Jack Higgins brings back his band of counterterrorists, Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon, and others to keep the Queen and country safe. This time the book's theme is on home grown terrorists that have embraced the philosophy of Osama Bin Laden that the only good westerner is a dead westerner. The Queen's counterterrorism team takes on the Preacher, Shamrock, several Algerians, former IRA fighters and a bevy of gun wielding thugs in an action filled, easily reading yarn. Good escapist reading by one of the thriller genre's masters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/7/2014

    " Normally I am a huge fan of Higgin's works. This particular book seemed redundant. if you have not read any of his previous books i am sure you will enjoy it. If you are well acquainted with Sean and the gang it almost duplicates the last two books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack Alexander | 12/22/2013

    " 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 Ann Marie | 12/11/2013

    " It was a good espionage thriller. I like Jack Higgins. Lots of death and soldiers but not much blood and guys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel Roman | 12/7/2013

    " So much better than the last one, though I think the ending was wrapped up too quickly & neatly. "

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

    " 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 Lori | 7/24/2013

    " Since i've been in "Irish" mode, I picke dup this Jack Higgins. A bit less intriguing than some of his past stuff, but he does some dependable spy/thriller types.....and they always have Irish characters:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 4/21/2013

    " 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 Ron | 12/19/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dolly Batra | 11/30/2012

    " Jack Higgins never disappoints the fiction lovers ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stiofán | 11/21/2012

    " I love the Sean Dillon series. The Judas Gate was brilliant but perhaps just a little bit too predictable for my liking "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C22jrc | 9/24/2012

    " 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 Terry Price | 9/11/2012

    " A little hard to follow for this tiny brain, and not quite up to some of his older ones, but enjoyable just the same; and, the characters still cross my mind after several days, so that must mean something! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Piotr | 7/3/2012

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Serge | 6/29/2012

    " interesting premise... but the writing was God-awful. the dialog was extremely amateurish. furthermore, there was no suspense or tension... this was the first time i read a jack higgins book and it will be the last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 1/30/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Hammond | 1/18/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 12/20/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 10/25/2011

    " Since i've been in "Irish" mode, I picke dup this Jack Higgins. A bit less intriguing than some of his past stuff, but he does some dependable spy/thriller types.....and they always have Irish characters:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 9/11/2011

    " I am not quite as enamored with these books as I used to be. The collections of ruffians working together is quite entertaining, however. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/8/2011

    " Love Higgins but his plots are same-old, same-old. I do enjoy that but not as much this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Piotr | 9/4/2011

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vijay | 8/7/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kriscrowe | 6/1/2011

    " It was interesting because it was so current--involving espionage an Al Queda, but at first it was hard to get into because there were so many characters and they were obviously working against each other, but sometime entwined with the other side. "

  • 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 3/28/2011

    " So much better than the last one, though I think the ending was wrapped up too quickly & neatly. "

  • 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 Mark | 8/15/2010

    " 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!!! "

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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.