Synopses & Reviews
Sean Dillon is back, and the world is at stake
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he cant stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. He is desperate, and he doesnt know what to do.
It is up to Sean Dillon and the Prime Ministers private army to think of a plan. Most particularly, it is up to their newest member, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon, who thinks there just might be a way to pull it off.
But plans have a way of going awry. And as the operation races from Paris and Syria to Iran and the Saudi Arabian desert, the only certainty is that blood will be spilled.
"Iran is on the verge of making a nuclear bomb that 'is cheap and four times as effective as anything else on the planet' in bestseller Higgins's timely 20th thriller featuring Sean Dillon, the former IRA enforcer turned British black ops agent. The unwilling mastermind behind the bomb is French-Iranian Simon Husseini, whose work on medical isotopes led to his forced research into nuclear weapons. Husseini's elderly mother and invalid 40-year-old daughter are under house arrest in Tehran to ensure his cooperation. When Husseini manages to escape to Iraq using a false passport, it is up to Lt. Col. Declan Rashid, the military attachÃ© at Iran's London embassy, to recapture him. Meanwhile, Dillon and Capt. Sara Gideon, introduced in 2012's A Devil Is Waiting, set out to rescue Husseini, free his family members, and bring him to England. Higgins, with his usual panache, follows a well-established and successful formula that should please fans. Agent: Ed Victor, Ed Victor Literary Agency (U.K.)." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Since The Eagle Has Landed
one of the biggest-selling thrillers of all timeevery novel Jack Higgins
has written, including his most recent works, has become an international bestseller. He has had simultaneous number one bestsellers in hardcover and paperback, and many of his books have been made into successful movies, among them The Eagle Has Landed
, To Catch a King
, On Dangerous Ground
, Eye of the Storm
, and Thunder Point.
Higgins, who lived in Belfast until he was twelve, had several close calls with bombs and gunfire at an early age. After leaving school at fifteen, he served three years with the Royal Horse Guards in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Subsequently, he was a circus roustabout, a factory worker, a truck driver, and a laborer, before entering college at age twenty-seven. He has degrees in sociology, social psychology, and economics from the University of London, and a doctorate in media from Leeds Metropolitan University.
A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an expert scuba diver and marksman, Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.