Synopses & Reviews
The past comes back to haunt Sean Dillon and his colleagues, as the New York Timesbestselling master of suspense returns with a knife-edge story of terrorism, revenge, and a very old nemesis.
In the past few years, the killing and capture of many Al-Qaeda leaders has left the terrorist organization woundedbut by no means dead. And they intend to prove it.
On a dark summer night, two Chechen mercenaries emerge from the waters off Nantucket to kill a high-value target, the former president of the United States, Jake Cazalet. Unfortunately for them, Cazalet has guests with him, including black ops specialist Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon.
The Chechens do not survive the night, but Dillon is curious as to how they even got on the island. What he discovers sends a chill through his bonesa name from very far back in Dillons past. If this man is working with the terrorists now, the assassination attempt is only the beginningand the next time, the results might be much, much different.
General Charles Ferguson, Commander of the British Prime Minister's private hit squad and adviser to the new president of the United States, has been given a disturbing recording from Afghanistan, on which the murders of American Army Rangers and a British medical team are recorded. About half of the Taliban force voices on the tape are British. One authoritative voice is Irish; code name: Shamrock.
Shocked that one of their own could be responsible for a massacre, General Ferguson tasks Sean Dillon with hunting the traitor. But even as Dillon goes to war, the war is coming to him...
About the Author
Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.