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Books by Jack Higgins

  • The Graveyard Shift

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: ADKAB
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    The first of two classic police thrillers featuring detective Nick Miller, set in London's seedy underworld. Ben Garvald is out of prison. After nine years in prison, he's coming back to the old neighbourhood. Back to his remarried ex-wfie. Back for revenge. That's what the cops think. But Detective Sergeant Nick Miller isn't worried. His highly unorthodox methods are perfectly suited for the graveyard shift -- the midnight hours when the driven and desperate come out to play. Tonight, Nick Miller's toughest opponent will be Ben Garvald! And only one of them will live to see the dawn.
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  • A Game for Heroes

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: BCYAZ
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    Combat, love and sacrifice from the twilight of the war in this classic thriller of WW2 adventure. The occupied Channel Islands: the last outpost of German resistance at the end of a long and savage conflict. Most feared among them: St Pierre. The mid-Atlantic fortress chosen by a crazed SS Commandant for his suicidal stand. With Berlin on the verge of capture, it is the most sensitive mission of the war. An end game that calls for a hero - with something else besides. A game for a battle-hardened veteran ready to lay down his life for his birthplace. And for the woman he left behind...
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  • Pay the Devil

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: BWTIJ
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    In his first new paperback for HarperCollins, master storyteller Jack Higgins displays all his customary skills in a heart-pounding adventure with a less familiar setting - 19th-century rural Ireland - and featuring a swashbuckling new hero. At the end of the American Civil War, Confederate Colonel Clay Fitzgerald escapes to Ireland, where his uncle has left him an estate, only to find that Ireland is caught up in a civil war of its own. The struggle between the wealthy landlords and the impoverished tenant farmers is growing in intensity, and having just fought and lost a terrible war, Clay wants to avoid the coming conflict. But after witnessing the atrocities that the landowners visit upon the people, Clay is unable to stand by. Taking the guise of a legendary night-riding outlaw, he joins the fight against the landlords - and wages a rebellion of his own...
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  • East of Desolation

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AUAHG
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    Classic adventure from the undisputed master of action and adrenalin-pumping suspense. When a plane crashes in the icy Greenland desert with no passengers on board, and no means of identification, Joe Martin is hired to fly to the scene of the crash by the insurance company involved and the beautiful widow of the dead pilot. But the routine mission spirals into hair-raising suspense when a priceless batch of emeralds are added to the mystery, and suddenly Joe finds himself in mortal danger.
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  • Dillinger

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: ATZMN
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    The dramatic final moments of the legendary outlaw's career - retold by the world's master storyteller, Jack Higgins. Early March 1934, America's most notorious criminal makes his spectacular escape from Lake County Jail, Indiana. Three months later, John Dillinger, the last American outlaw, is gunned down by FBI agents outside a movie theatre in Chicago. But what really happened during Dillinger's final months of liberty? As the fugitive makes a desperate break for the Mexican border, master thriller writer Jack Higgins takes up the story, following Dillinger into the savage hands of his new captors. Where love is as elusive as a pardon. And the price paid for freedom is blood...
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  • A Prayer for the Dying

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: ATWDO
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    The classic bestseller from the master of the game. No one becomes a contract killer and expects to hang around to collect a pension. Sooner or later, even the best in their field make mistakes. Even Martin Fallon, the most ruthless hitman of them all. Fallon was the best you could get with a gun in his hand, but his first mistake was to cross powerful crime boss Jack Meehan, and his last, to seek redemption for his soul...
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  • A Darker Place

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: APMQW
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    Dillon and company are back in the ultimate blockbuster from the 'legend' that is Jack Higgins Disillusioned with the Putin Government, famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper Alexander Kurbsky decides he wants to disappear into the West. However he is under no illusions about how the news will be greeted at home - he has seen too many of his countrymen die mysteriously at the hands of the thuggish Russian security services, so he makes elaborate plans with Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon and the rest of the group known informally as the "Prime Minister's private army" for his escape and concealment. It's a real coup for the West...except for one thing. Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. The plan is to infiltrate British and American intelligence at the highest levels, and he has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible. He does not care what he has to do or where he has to go...or whom he has to kill.
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  • Without Mercy

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: APMQV
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    The new bestseller from the original thrill-seeker - Jack Higgins. In Higgins' acclaimed bestseller Dark Justice, intelligence operative Sean Dillon and his colleagues in Britain and the United States beat back a terrible enemy, but at an equally terrible cost. One of them was shot, another run down in the street. Both were expected to survive - but only one of them does. As Detective Superintendent Hannah Bernstein of Special Branch lies recuperating in the hospital, a dark shadow from their past, scarred deep by hatred, steals across the room and finishes the job. Consumed by grief and rage, Dillon, Blake, Ferguson and all who loved Hannah swear vengeance, no matter where it takes them. But they have no idea of the searing journey upon which they are about to embark - nor of the war which will change them all.
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  • Rain on the Dead

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: APDVR
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    A storm is coming for Sean Dillon & company in the mesmerizing new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author. It begins with the attempted assassination of the ex-President of the United States. Only the presence of Sean Dillon and the fellow members of the 'Prime Minister's Private Army' prevents it becoming a bloodbath. Soon they are on the trail of the perpetrators, confident they will catch them. What Dillon & Co don't realize is that they have just sprung a trap that will lead them to almost certain death. For there is a new Master pulling the strings for al Qaeda in London, and this time he's going to make sure the hated enemy is destroyed once and for all. A storm is coming for Sean Dillon...
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  • Midnight Runner

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AOPWN
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    Undercover enforcer Sean Dillon is the target for a vengeance killer in this action-packed new thriller from the master of the genre - the author of the international bestsellers DAY OF RECKONING and EDGE OF DANGER. A ruthless killer is seeking revenge - and she has Sean Dillon in her sights - in this adrenalin-fuelled adventure from the master of the modern thriller. The murderous Rashid family were forced to pay the ultimate price for their crimes by the British Government's secret enforcer Sean Dillon and his undercover team. Yet one member of that oil-rich dynasty was allowed to live, and that could have been Dillon's fatal mistake. Kate Rashid witnessed her brothers being killed one by one, and now she has sworn vengeance. Sean Dillon, White House operative Blake Johnson, even the US President himself...their time is coming, and only she knows how - or when.
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  • Edge of Danger

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AOPWM
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    The action-packed new Sean Dillon novel. Master thriller writer Jack Higgins plunges his hugely popular hero into his ninth adventure - racing against time to prevent an assassination that would shock the world. When Paul Rashid, leader of the Rashid Bedouin of Hazar in the Persian Gulf, uncovers an international conspiracy to deprive his family of the oil wealth that is their birthright, he vows to gain a very public vengeance. The man sent to stop him is the British Government's uncompromising secret enforcer Sean Dillon. It is a mission that will test him as never before, confronted by foes old and new in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that will take 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.
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  • Bad Company

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AOPWL
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    Wartime secrets threaten to topple a President - in the heart-stopping new adventure featuring Sean Dillon, from the incomparable Jack Higgins - bestselling author of Midnight Runner. In the waning days of World War II, Hitler entrusted his diary to a young aide, Baron Max von Berger. Over the years, von Berger has used his inheritance to become one of the richest men in the world, developing a secret alliance with the Rashid family - long-time foes of Major Ferguson of British Intelligence, his undercover enforcer Sean Dillon and their American colleague Blake Johnson. Now the ultimate confrontation is drawing near. The diary and its explosive revelations of a secret wartime meeting between emissaries of Hitler and Roosevelt will destroy the US President Jake Cazalet ...unless Dillon can find it first.
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  • Dark Justice

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AOPWK
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    A fabulous all-new contemporary thriller from the master of the genre - the author of the international bestsellers Midnight Runner, A Fine Night for Dying and Bad Company. Sean Dillon is back in another heart-stopping, adrenalin-laced adventure When the president's right hand men foil a plan to assassinate him. Sean Dillon is called upon to trace the would-be killer's history It appears the assassin is British with Muslim connections, and suddenly Dillon is on a trail that leads him to England, Russia and Iraq, where he prepares for the deadliest challenge of his life.
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  • Day of Reckoning

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AOPWJ
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    The incomparable Jack Higgins returns to the bestseller lists, launching undercover enforcer Sean Dillon into his most spectacular adventure yet - a no-holds-barred battle with 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 British Government enforcer Sean Dillon is established as one of the most popular characters in modern fiction, while Jack Higgins has an unrivalled position as the biggest name in thriller writing around the world. Widely hailed as an outstanding return to form, Day of Reckoning raced straight into the top ten of the Sunday Times bestseller list in hardback
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  • The President's Daughter

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: ANJKN
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    The President's daughter has been kidnapped by Jewish terrorists. With the world watching, Sean Dillon is called in to find her, before the Commander-in-Chief is forced to make a decision which could rip the world apart. Twenty years ago a young war hero saved a life, and began a passionate affair. Now, that young war hero is President of the United States, and a souvenir from his past, a beautiful daughter that he never knew existed, surfaces as the first of many secrets to be kept from public knowledge. But someone, somewhere, has uncovered the truth. The girl is seized by religious zealots, and unless the President complies with their demands, her execution is certain. Yet if he gives in, the Middle East will ignite in war. He calls in the only men who can help: Sean Dillon and Blake Johnson, two notorious specialists, who will do whatever it takes to find the President's daughter. But with time running out, can they get to her before a desperate father makes a truly momentous decision, one the whole world will regret?
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  • Drink with the Devil

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: ANJKL
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    Ten years ago, a fortune in gold bullion was stolen, only to disappear beneath the Irish Sea. Now it's been found, and Sean Dillon must face ghosts from his past in the race to get to it first. A fortune in stolen British gold, brutally hijacked by Irish Protestant paramilitaries in the 1980s, lies shipwrecked at the bottom of the Irish Sea. Now the Irish Rose, and her precious cargo, have been found. The race is on to recover the bullion. Irish militant Michael Ryan wants to finance war in his homeland - and a sinister pact with the New York Mafia will make his dreams a savage reality. To stop him, the British and American authorities must call in the best: Sean Dillon, once the most feared IRA enforcer, now working for British Intelligence. His mission: to retrieve the gold and stop Ryan by any means necessary. With millions of pounds, and countless innocent lives hanging in the balance, the two men become locked in a furious race. Pursued by ghosts from his past, Dillon must fight for his own survival in this brutally thrilling game of cat and mouse.
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  • On Dangerous Ground

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: ANJDO
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    A clandestine treaty. A death-bed confession. And the hunt is on for Sean Dillon, who must go head to head with the Mafia. The year is 1944. Just outside Delhi a British Dakota crashes, taking lives and destroying a clandestine treaty signed by Lord Mountbatten and the Communist leader, Mao Tse-tung. An historic agreement, one set to change the course of history. Over thirty years later, a death-bed confession from a Mafia kingpin reveals the answers to untouched secrets about the treaty, and just how much the British and Chinese governments would pay for its destruction. It's not long before Sean Dillon enters the fray; his feared expertise tested as he goes up against the uncompromising violence of the Mafia and the enticing dangers of a beautiful woman, more deadly than any professional killer he has ever known. Battling ruthless killers and the higher unseen powers of the government, Dillon must expose treacheries, colossal truths, and risk everything he loves in an explosive and thrilling quest for justice.
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  • The Eagle Has Landed

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AIAUV
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    The Eagle Has Landed, by international bestselling author Jack Higgins, is the ultimate WWII thriller. In the early morning hours of 6 November 1943, SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler receives the coded message he has been waiting for: 'The Eagle has landed'. It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil. But, despite spectacular secrecy, there was to be no surrender without a fight...For in that remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is gathered together. Ready to do battle for a nation against the most ruthless task force ever assembled. First published in 1975, The Eagle Has Landed is a classic tale of the ultimate act of wartime treachery, and one of the bestselling thrillers of all time. Every one of Jack Higgins' subsequent publications has been an international blockbuster bestseller, including The White House Connection and Day of Reckoning. Praise for The Eagle Has Landed: "A compulsively readable storyteller". (Sunday Express). "100 per cent proof adventure". (New York Times). Jack Higgins was brought up in Belfast and later moved to Leeds. Leaving school with no qualifications, he became a circus hand, a tram conductor and a teacher before turning to writing.
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  • The Eagle Has Flown

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AHYKR
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    The breathtaking sequel to the all-time classic, THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, reissued for a new generation The greatest World War Two story of all time - is not over...By the end of 1943, all evidence of the abortive German attempt to assassinate Winston Churchill has been carefully buried in an unmarked grave in the Norfolk village of Studley Constable. But two of the most wanted ringleaders are still alive...In the fourth hard winter of war, British Intelligence pick up disturbing reports from Heinrich Himmler's power base in Wewelsburg Castle. The mission is not yet accomplished. For the Fatherland, the Reichsfuhrer is demanding the Eagle's return...
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  • To Catch a King

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AFVRR
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    July 1940. England prepares for invasion, all eyes focused on its borders. But such focus inevitably leaves gaps elsewhere, and Hitler sees an opportunity to carry out an audacious plot that would change the course of the war...The Duke of Windsor, brother to King George VI and former ruler of the United Kingdom in his own right, is a target. Hitler's intention: to kidnap him and hold him ransom - the ultimate leverage against an embattled and beleaguered British government. But can it really be done? And who amongst the German secret services is audacious enough to set a trap to catch a king?
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  • The Dark Side of the Street

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AFVRQ
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    For Harry Youngblood, escaping from prison is going to be easy. But escaping his past could cost him his life...Twenty years inside for one third of a million pounds: that was the price Harry Youngblood was paying. Drummond is Youngblood's cellmate. He is also intelligence agent Paul Chavasse, working undercover. And when Youngblood is broken out, Chavasse tags along for the ride. His objective is to break the crime ring headed by the Baron, to whom Youngblood is indebted. But Chavasse will have to get past a psychopathic henchman named Vaughan if he is to succeed...
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  • Comes the Dark Stranger

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AFVRO
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    Martin Shane was tortured, starved and broken. But a memory has surfaced...A memory of the man who did this to him. And he must pay. His memory has shut down, closed itself off to protect him from the violence in his past. But fragments are coming back...Suggestions of names, places, faces. Then...the memory of a terrible betrayal. In order to find peace, Martin Shane must first find the man who delivered him and his comrades to their enemies. And when Shane finds him, he will pay.
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  • Bloody Passage

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AFPVS
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    A classic thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Eagle Has Landed. Oliver Grant is a decorated soldier, Military Intelligence Major and a case-hardened mercenary. So when the stepson of a Mafia boss is kidnapped and taken to a Libyan prison fortress, Grant is the perfect choice to carry out the rescue. Except for one detail: he doesn't want the job. In an attempt to change his mind, Grant's young sister is snatched and he is forced to comply - he knows that the Mafia don't make idle threats. But then Grant's beautiful, innocent lover also disappears, and he realises that he is involved in a game that will be played to the death...
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  • The Thousand Faces of Night

    Jack Higgins

    Product Code: AFPVQ
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    A classic thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Eagle Has Landed. After five years' hard time, ex-soldier Hugh Marlowe emerges into the free world ready to fight anyone who stands in his way. Rough justice is all he knows. But when a beautiful, vulnerable woman asks for his help, Marlowe quickly finds himself a world away from the London gangland that he knows in a different life with its own problems. And its own dangers. Marlowe can see a light at the end of this tunnel, but the devil is waiting along the way, and not one of his faces is the same...
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