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Midnight Runner

Jack Higgins

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

Publisher : Harper Collins Publishers

Published : 2002

Copyright : Harry Patterson 2002

ISBN-10 : PB 0-00712-728-6
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-00712-728-3

Publisher's Write-Up

One of the richest and most dangerous women in the world is seeking vengeance - and she has undercover operative Sean Dillon in her sights - in this action-packed new adventure from the acclaimed master of the modern thriller.

Jack Higgins's recent novel, Edge of Danger, was the latest in a remarkable line of international bestsellers, racing into the top ten of both the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists. Now his ever-popular hero Sean Dillon returns in another adrenalin-fuelled story that will be relished by his many fans around the world.

At the end of Edge of Danger, the murderous Rashid family had been forced to pay the ultimate price for their crimes by Sean Dillon and his undercover team. Yet one member of the ruthless, oil-rich family had been allowed to remain alive, and that may have been Dillon's fatal mistake.

Kate Rashid witnessed her brothers being killed one by one, and now she has sworn vengeance. Never mind that they tried to assassinate the President of the United States, that villainy ran in their veins. They were her brothers, and her enemies would pay. Sean Dillon, White House operative Blake Johnson, the US President himself... their time was coming, and only she knew how - or when.

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Review by Nigel (010402) Rating (5/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 5/10
This instalment for Sean Dillon sees him up against Kate Rashid, the only surviving member of the family whose brothers where wiped out in Edge of Danger. Again, she wants the western world to suffer for its greed, but now also has a personal vendetta against Dillon and crew.

Last time I made the comment that Jack Higgins' novels were becoming very formulaic. This is even more true with Midnight Runner; the characters, as well as the plot, are the same and there is nothing unexpected throughout, which leaves you feeling slightly cheated. What's needed is a good old-fashioned double cross with a twist at the end.

I'm afraid to say a pretty poor effort and I get the impression money is more important than story. Higgins will always sell regardless of quality and I'm as much to blame as the next guy. One more for me then on to pastures new...
Nigel (1st April 2002)

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