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.
With his recent international bestsellers Pay the Devil and Day of Reckoning, Jack Higgins proved once again that his recipe of non-stop adventure and pulse-pounding action told at a breakneck pace is irresistible to millions of readers around the world.
Now his spectacular new thriller, Edge of Danger, finds undercover enforcer Sean Dillon facing a mission that will test him as never before.
Half British and half Arab, Paul Rashid is proud to be both heir to the ancient Dauncey Place in England and the leader of the Rashid Bedouin of Hazar in the Persian Gulf. He is a man for whom family honour is everything. So when he uncovers an international conspiracy that threatens to use any means necessary, including murder, to deprive his family of the oil wealth that is their birthright, he vows to gain vengeance – and to make sure the world takes notice.
When rumours of Rashid’s audacious plan reach London, the security forces waste no time in sending undercover enforcer Sean Dillon to stop him. Helped once again by White House security insider Blake Johnson, Dillon must overcome foes old and new as he is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that takes 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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Even in the secret world, there are rules; Jack Higgins' Edge of Danger looks at what happens when rules get broken. Paul Rashid is heir to a British title and the chieftain of a Bedouin tribe--his sense of offended family honour is intense. When oil interests trying to break his control of vast deposits attempt the life of his family, and another assassin kills his mother at home in England, he decides that mere vengeance is not enough--there has to be a reckoning that will establish once and for all that he and his are not to be touched. American and Russian interests were involved--and so he organises the assassination of both the American President and the Russian Premier, as well as anyone else who gets in his way. When he hires out-of-work IRA assassins, British Intelligence get involved, and play their trump card--their own assassin, Sean Dillon. The usual Higgins sense of how the world of violence and mayhem works is here, along with some rather touching material about the clash of incompatible world views--Dillon is charmed by the Rashids, especially Paul's sister Kate, at the same time as he knows he is right to fight them. -- Roz KaveneyReview:
‘Higgins is a master of his craft.’
‘A thriller writer in a class of his own.’
‘A compulsively readable storyteller.’
‘The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.’
‘It’s Dillon’s likeability and the author’s adroitness in giving his character the room he needs that make Higgins’s novels so readable.’
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First (1st) Edition. Front/Back: New . Spine: New . Printing: 135798642 . NOT price-clipped . Year: 2001. Bookseller Inventory # 67