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.
‘Death is the midnight runner.’ – Arab proverb
Jack Higgins’s recent novel, EDGE OF DANGER, was the latest in a remarkable line of international bestsellers, racing into the top ten of both the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists. Now his ever-popular hero Sean Dillon returns in another adrenalin-fuelled story that will be relished by his many fans around the world.
At the end of EDGE OF DANGER the murderous Rashid family had been forced to pay the ultimate price for their crimes by Sean Dillon and his undercover team. Yet one member of the ruthless, oil-rich family had been allowed to remain alive, and that may have been Dillon’s fatal mistake.
Kate Rashid witnessed her brothers being killed one by one, and now she has sworn vengeance. Never mind that they tried to assassinate the President of the United States, that villainy ran in their veins. They were her brothers, and her enemies would pay. Sean Dillon, White House operative Blake Johnson, the US President himself… their time was coming, and only she knew how – or when.
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Agent Sean Dillon returns in Midnight Runner, a sequel to 2001's Edge of Danger, in which author Jack Higgins, a consistently solid thriller writer, introduced the intriguing and powerful Arab/English Rashid family. Kate, the only Rashid left after an assassination attempt on the American president foiled by Dillon, has sworn to avenge her family and will do anything to humiliate the United States, including sabotage her own oil fields to cripple America's--and the world's--oil supplies.
The fast-paced action starts with the death of a presidential envoy's daughter and ends with an explosive showdown in the Rashid oil fields. Higgins makes the most of a somewhat thin plot with superb pacing and terrific action sequences. From Dillon's earlier adventures, he brings back Harry and Billy Salter, the agent's "reasonably but not totally respectable" gangster pals; White House operative Blake Johnson; and Sean's boss, General Ferguson. The new characters include a Vietnam war hero who's a roving troubleshooter for President Jake Cazalet, and another villainous Rashid, Kate's American cousin Chauncey. And while Kate seems to be down for the count at the end of this adventure, Dillon and his fans may not have seen the last of her yet. --Jane AdamsReview:
‘Higgins is a master of his craft.’
‘A compulsively readable storyteller.’
‘The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.’
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First (1st) Edition. Front/Back: New . Spine: New . Printing: 135798642 . NOT price-clipped . Year: 2002. Bookseller Inventory # 65