Midnight Runner (Sean Dillon Series)

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9780007127283: Midnight Runner (Sean Dillon Series)

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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British agent Sean Dillon returns in 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 Adams

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Jack Higgins was a soldier and then a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. The Eagle Has Landed turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fifty-five languages. Many of them have also been made into successful films.

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