Jack Higgins Day Of Reckoning :

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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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Jack Higgins's Fox is a Mafioso of the new breed--well-spoken, cultured, a war hero--but prepared to kill on reflex. When Fox kills a woman journalist for spying on his affairs, he omits to check out her past; her ex-husband, Blake Johnson, a security adviser to the President, swears bloody vengeance on him and is joined by his friends, notably Sean Dillion, the former IRA enforcer, in a crusade to humiliate Fox before killing him.

"We take this animal out, only we do it my way. It's too easy to shoot him on the street. I want this to be slow and painful. We destroy his miserable little empire bit by bit until he has nothing left. And then we destroy him."

In a sequence of short episodes, each of Fox's enterprises--a London casino, a deal with the Army of God over uranium-tipped missiles, a diamond heist, arming IRA holdouts against the peace process--is taken away from him; we know, though, from the start, that the final reckoning is still to come, and that Blake will find himself Fox's prisoner in the waterlogged cellars of a Cornish castle ... Higgins has a formula down pat, and will never disappoint his myriad fans. We get a lot of technical details about just how to blow up a ship or crack a safe, and a group of adventurers whose utter ruthlessness goes along with sentiment and loyalty. This is the mixture as before, efficiently done. --Roz Kaveney

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