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2.62085714285714 out of 52.62085714285714 out of 52.62085714285714 out of 52.62085714285714 out of 52.62085714285714 out of 5 2.62 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Higgins Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sean Dillon Series Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9781423315018
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For intelligence operative Sean Dillon, it is a routine passport check. But the events it will lead to will be as bloody as any he has ever known. The man he stops at Heathrow airport is Caspar Rashid, born and bred in England, but with family ties to a Bedouin tribe fiercely wedded to the old ways, as he’s just found out to his pain.

Rashid’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Sara, has been kidnapped by his own father and taken to Iraq to be married to a man known as the Hammer of God, one of the Middle East’s most feared terrorists. Dillon has had his own run-ins with that tribe, and when the distraught man begs Dillon for help, he sees a chance to settle some old scores—but he has no idea of the terrible chain of events he is about to unleash, nor of the implacable enemies he is about to gain. Before his journey is done, many men will die—and Dillon may be one of them.

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  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 Craig | 5/24/2017

    " As is typical of so many Jack Higgins' stories, the tale of Dillon and associates is a thrilling one, yet a dark and cold reminder of the reality which surrounds us out here in the real world, that of terrorism. Listening to the story as the BBC World News urgently relate breaking news of a bomb blast at the Manchester Arena, was a bizarre and uncomfortable surreal experience. That impacted greatly, but not taking anything away from the author, as the story was riveting as usual. The one negative point with the story, was the reader. Whilst read reasonably well, the attempt at London accents was dismal, and took away from the story, by focusing on the reader. Bring back Michael Page as swiftly as Dillon reaches for his Bushmills, please! "

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

    " Good standard spy thriller exactly what you would expect. Entertaining "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken | 2/2/2014

    " A good yarn for a wet day but characters are unconvincing and plot too Bondish. I haven't read Higgins for a long time and will not be in a hurry back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariacarolyn Mendoza | 1/31/2014

    " i was dissappointed with this book.i have great respect to JH but he didn't give his best on this book.Thats what i believe.My heart goes to Sara being a ''victim''at a very young age "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 1/26/2014

    " One of my favorite authors. This one was too much the same with not enough difference to make it interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 1/20/2014

    " Another Jack Higgens for me to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 1/20/2014

    " I love Jack Higgins books. I have read most of the 38 books he's written over the years. They are quick reads involving British Intelligence against different terrorist from Ireland, the Middle East, Russia, etc. This is typical of his books, a good quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tory Wagner | 1/14/2014

    " Too many characters and very little character development. This is obviously part of a series with many references to previous events. Plot very choppy! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ginny | 1/3/2014

    " Depressing, violent, no closure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Redmond | 12/24/2013

    " Not as great as the last few in the series. Dillon, Salter and the gang go to rescue a young girl and get her back safely to her family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 11/18/2013

    " Compared to other Higgins books this was poor, 500 pages of a dull plot and hardly 2 pages of action in the finale. Poor yet bearable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 11/9/2013

    " Reading a Higgins novel is like watching a favorite movie. Lots of action, great characters, some really evil bad guys, some really human bad guys, some really human good guys...what more could you ask for. The plot was pure Higgins. Makes you want to look forward to the next one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leigh | 10/17/2013

    " Frankly, quite awful. A prolific writer, Higgins has his formula down too pat. The characters were too stereotypical, the ending predictable, and I'm not sure why I finished reading it, except that I don't like leaving books unfinished. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Kriesel | 6/2/2013

    " First time I've read this author, not bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dean Economy | 5/26/2013

    " Good book to read if you want something that you can put down at any time. It seems that Jack Higgins used scenes from several of his older books and just rewrote them a little. If you like his characters you will enjoy this book. If you expect something original you will be disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raman | 2/15/2013

    " I liked it....by it used though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Pittman | 12/11/2012

    " Didn't think it was one of his better books. Story line was ok, but very predicable as it unfolded. Hard to write that many books and keep it fresh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alice | 6/18/2012

    " We listened to this book on the north bound part of a road trip. It was drudgery, hard to keep up with who was living and who had been killed. This did not capture our interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eileen | 5/9/2012

    " One of the worst books I have ever read. I was expecting good things from this author.. he has zero dialog..zero character development and jumps around so much I got dizzy.. I didn't even finish this book.. I HATED it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 12/21/2011

    " I've learned that I want to take a vacation from reading Jack Higgins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 12/3/2011

    " An intricate plot that revolves around a kidnapped girl; lots of twists and turns and dark characters. Action takes place in England and Iraq and everywhere in between. Very violent- lots of people getting shot in the knees. Ouch! 31/2 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 5/15/2011

    " Contains reference to modern war. Sadam Hussein and terrorism. Old Ira members to the rescue. "

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

    " Good read, but not as good as some of is past books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christopher Culp | 4/17/2011

    " The Sean Dillon formula is just getting old. It's not a bad book, but it feels like I am re-reading a book I've already read -- several times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 3/19/2011

    " Not as great as the last few in the series. Dillon, Salter and the gang go to rescue a young girl and get her back safely to her family. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Simon | 3/4/2011

    " Oi, Higgins, no! Escapist books are meant to take us to a simpler, more exciting place – not a muddled world of desperately hackneyed characters, ridiculous dialogue and laughably implausible action. This book is dire. I got halfway through but didn't finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken | 8/17/2010

    " A good yarn for a wet day but characters are unconvincing and plot too Bondish. I haven't read Higgins for a long time and will not be in a hurry back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 7/7/2010

    " The usual fare from Jack Higgins but he still doesn't disappoint. I was in it all the way until the end. Textbook cookie cutter thriller but exciting nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 6/17/2010

    " Didn't think it was one of his better books. Story line was ok, but very predicable as it unfolded. Hard to write that many books and keep it fresh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 7/18/2009

    " Not bad, as usual too many characters to keep track of with the speed and lack of consistancy with which i read books.
    Good ending!

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 3/29/2009

    " Very interesting storyline with numerous characters. Need to read slowly because of the characters and subplots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 2/21/2009

    " Compared to other Higgins books this was poor, 500 pages of a dull plot and hardly 2 pages of action in the finale. Poor yet bearable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 2/9/2009

    " This isn't my kind of book at all but I got it as a gift from my best friend. Although it wasn't the kind of book I would have picked, it was surprisingly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 2/9/2009

    " I love Jack Higgins books. I have read most of the 38 books he's written over the years. They are quick reads involving British Intelligence against different terrorist from Ireland, the Middle East, Russia, etc. This is typical of his books, a good quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raman | 12/28/2008

    " I liked it....by it used though. "

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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

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.