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Edge Of Danger

Jack Higgins

Average Review Rating Average Rating 5/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Harper Collins Publishers

Published : 2001

Copyright : Higgins Associates Ltd 2001

ISBN-10 : HB 0-00-226157-X
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-00-226157-9

Publisher's Write-Up

Master thriller writer Jack Higgins plunges Sean Dillon into his ninth action-packed adventure - racing against time to prevent an assassination that would shock the world.

Half British and half Arab, Paul Rashid is proud to be both heir to the ancient Dauncey Place in England and the leader of the Rashid Bedouin of Hazar in the Persian Gulf. He is a man for whom family honour is everything. So when he uncovers an international conspiracy that threatens to use any means necessary, including murder, to deprive his family of the oil wealth that is their birthright, he vows to gain vengeance - and to make sure the world takes notice.

When rumours of Rashid's audacious plan reach London, the security forces waste no time in sending undercover enforcer Sean Dillon to stop him. Helped once again by White House security insider Blake Johnson, Dillon must overcome foes old and new as he is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that takes him from Ireland to the USA and from the heart of the English countryside to the deserts of Hazar… and the very edge of danger.

Jack Higgins's recipe of non-stop adventure and pulse-pounding action told at a breakneck pace has proved irresistible to millions of readers around the world.

Now, his remarkable new thriller finds his hugely popular hero Sean Dillon - fresh from his exploits in the worldwide bestseller Day of Reckoning - facing a mission that will test him as never before.

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Review by Nigel (300400) Rating (5/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 5/10
This is the latest Sean Dillion thriller from Jack Higgins and like all the others follows the same basic formula. This time we see Sean pitted against a half Arab, half British oil billionaire who has become a little unhinged and wants the western world to suffer for its greedy ways.

I always look forward to the next Jack Higgins novel but upon finishing this one I felt a little cheated. I know they are all basically the same but it felt like a computer program could almost have written this one it is so much like the others. Change the names and you have the same story as last time.

The other disappointment were the showdown scenes. They normally have you quickening your pace as you read them but this time they lacked a certain something, with no tension what-so-ever. No sooner had they started than they were over and the story was moving on as though nothing of any import had happened (a bit of a problem when the book is an espionage thriller!).

Not one of Jack Higgin's best efforts. I'm not sure what, but something definitely went wrong this time. I will, however, be reading the next few since I'm a fan and perhaps Mr Higgins was having a bad day. We will have to wait and see.
Nigel (30th April 2001)

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