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Day of Reckoning

Jack Higgins

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (2 Reviews)
Book Details

Publisher : Harper Collins Publishers

Published : 2000

Copyright : Higgins Associates Ltd 2000

ISBN-10 : HB 0-00-226127-8
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-00-226127-2

Publisher's Write-Up

The incomparable Jack Higgins returns with a terrific new thriller, featuring his enigmatic hero Sean Dillon and a battle to defeat a Mafia don.

It's all action and suspense as Sean Dillon and his secret intelligence colleagues seek to help American White House security insider Blake Johnson avenge the death of his ex-wife, a reporter murdered for getting too close to a Mafia story.

In London, Beirut and Ireland, the daredevil friends are prepared to risk everything as they combine to thwart the ever more desperate ambition of Mafia frontman Jack Fox. Here in his eighth adventure, former IRA terrorist turned secret British Government enforcer Sean Dillon is now established as one of the great characters in modern fiction, while Jack Higgins has an unrivalled position as the biggest name in thriller writing around the world.

Fast-paced and relentlessly gripping, Day of Reckoning is one of his finest works, destined to become yet another in a long line of international bestsellers.

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Review by Chrissi (250400) Rating (7/10)
Review by Nigel (250400) Rating (6/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 7/10
Gosh, all those people who have had dealings with Dillon in the past, gets around a bit, doesn't he? Or is it a really small group of people who lead the strange life of a spy? Rather improbable, as usual, but a well written, pacy jaunt for Sean, Ferguson and Co.

It's strange, but I really quite enjoy these books, and do not really think about them or question them while reading, but afterwards, there is something about them that comes straight from the pages of the Action Annual, or from playing for too long with my brothers Action Men. I think that this is pure escapism, almost like a grown up version of Just William, or something like that.

I always marvel at how close the silly bad guys get to their goal, before Sean pops up and tells them not to be so silly, that their fundamental reasoning was flawed and he knows better. There is a serious amount of one-up-man-ship in Higgins books, the anti-hero always gets in the last word, like James Bond, he was a master of the parting line, too. James Bond got a lot more action in bed, though...

That said, I have read all of them, and fairly quickly after their release, too, so I am obviously not quite as cynical as I pretend. Go get them Sean!!!
Chrissi (25th April 2000)

Review by Nigel
Rating 6/10
is the umpteenth Sean Dillion novel I've read and although they are a always a rehash of the same plot they are pure escapism at the simplest level.

Open it up, read away and several hours later you have finished with a feeling that the good guys have won, even if the means are a little dubious.

A good read that doesn't stretch the grey matter (which is nice sometimes:)
Nigel(25th April 2000)

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