A Devil Is Waiting

A Devil Is Waiting

Large Print - 2012
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The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit: Afghan war hero Sara Gideon.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410444950
1410444953
Characteristics: 417 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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jazpur
Jan 24, 2014

Jack Higgins used to be an exciting writer.I was disappointed with this one.

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Eil_1
Dec 10, 2013

As with most of Higgins' books, this one gives the reader an exciting ride into the battleground of terrorism.

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almond590
Feb 18, 2013

want to pick up at central library

VanessaCCL Nov 12, 2012

"A top level Al Qaeda leader in London has just publicly declared that he will bless anyone who kills Western leaders, including the soon-to-arrive U.S. president. Aligned against this sudden new (and widespread) threat are counter-terrorism agents Sean Dillon and Daniel Holley, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the "Prime Minister's private army," including a new intelligence recruit, the beautiful and talented Sara Gideon. Though this 17th entry in the Sean Dillon series is set mostly in England, the action moves to New York and Afghanistan as several intelligence agencies move to neutralize the threat. Because the series has evolved over time, you may be confused if you've skipped a few books; to start at the beginning, pick up Eye of the Storm." Thrillers and Suspense Newsletter November 2012 http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=566958

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jimg2000
Oct 30, 2012

Not a bad spy thriller in modern day terrorism. The heroine had a great resume but turned out to a liability except for one single observation she contributed. Unless you are familiar with previous exploits of the British black op. team (The Judas Gate e.g.), there are too many names and paces for fast read.

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sharlkan
Feb 27, 2012

In agreement with Keogh' comment.
Dillon's character is fascinating but has been given a backseat so the story staggers. The Irish rascal is paramount in this series.
The story line wasn't very compelling but I always enjoy Higgins easy style.

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Keogh
Feb 11, 2012

The second half pretty much saves the book, I thought, particularly the final act, a sequence set in the Middle East. Unfortunately through the last few books Higgins has been marginalizing (at least that's how it seems to me) his main character, Sean Dillon, who's such a compelling character, in favour of completely forgettable characters. This happens a lot in this book, where Dillon disappears for large sections of the book. Daniel Holley, his partner as of late, is a dull character and a mediocre, pale shadow of Dillon, but he gets the lion's share of attention in the book. Higgins also marginalizes other, and better characters such as Billy Salter, while not going through with just killing off one character who really should have never been brought into the mix in the first place (coughHarryMillercough). Still, the new character Sara Gideon has some potential. If Higgins comes back one more time, I'd appreciate having Holley killed off straight out, and giving Dillon back the driver's seat of these books, but I'm not holding out hope for that.

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Mommies2
Feb 08, 2012

I am disappointed. The beginning was well written, but ending was a slap, dash, put together. Is Jack Higgins failing? I REALLY enjoyed his previous books.

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RichardPaul
Dec 02, 2011

A Devil Is Waiting ---- by Jack Higgins c - 2012 (Sean Dillon story) ---- This tale has very good balance in the writing. ---- The females are more realistic ---- Way to go Harry Patterson. ---- For a short while Harry Patterson's Novels, followed one another, 'A Darker Place' did follow well, this Novel and the one just before it are confusing because: the timeline follows but caracters that are dead are re-appearing. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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Jan 28, 2012

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