“With fresh plots, interesting characters, and vibrant settings, Jack Higgins has firmly cemented his reputation as one of the world’s most successful thriller writers.” —The Strand Magazine
The master of suspense returns, with a fierce cutting-edge tale of international terrorism and personal heroism.
“Jack Higgins has written some of the best suspense fiction of the past fifty years,” wrote The San Diego Union-Tribune. And in The Death Trade, he does it again.
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can’t stand the thought of his country owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. He is desperate, he doesn’t know what to do.
It is up to Sean Dillon and the rest of the small band known as the “Prime Minister’s private army” to come up with a plan. Most particularly, it is up to their newest member, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon, who thinks there just might be a way to bring it off.
But plans have a way of coming up against the unexpected. And as the operation spins out, from Paris and Syria to Iran and the Saudi Arabian desert, there is very much that is unexpected, indeed. And much blood that will be spilled.
Filled with event, driven by characters of complexity and passion, The Death Trade is a remarkable novel by the “dean of intrigue novelists” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
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Since The Eagle Has Landed — one of the biggest-selling thrillers of all time — every novel Jack Higgins has written, including his most recent works, The Judas Gate and A Devil Is Waiting, has become an international bestseller. He has had simultaneous number-one bestsellers in hardcover and paperback, and many of his books have been made into successful movies, including The Eagle Has Landed, To Catch a King, On Dangerous Ground, Eye of the Storm, and Thunder Point. Higgins, who lived in Belfast until he was twelve, had several close calls with bombs and gunfire at an early age. After leaving school at fifteen, he served three years with the Royal Horse Guards in Eastern Europe during the cold war. Subsequently, he was a circus roustabout, a factory worker, a truck driver, and a laborer, before entering college at age twenty-seven. He has degrees in sociology, social psychology, and economics from the University of London, and a doctorate in media from Leeds Metropolitan University. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an expert scuba diver and marksman, Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.From Booklist:
An Iranian medical researcher, forced into applying his work on medical isotopes to nuclear weapons research, is dangerously close to perfecting a more powerful, cheaper nuclear bomb. The man’s family is being held captive by the Iranian government so there’s little chance he would ever defect, but the British (concerned about the possibility of Iran becoming a nuclear power) see a window of opportunity. The man is scheduled to be in Paris, and he happens to be acquainted with Sara Gideon, the intelligence agent who has recently joined the small band of operatives led by series hero Sean Dillon. Gideon and Dillon’s mission: meet up with the man in Paris and convince him to turn over his research. Possibility of success: strong. Possibility of mishap leading to dire consequences and life-threatening danger: even stronger. This is another sturdy action thriller with political overtones from one of the masters of the genre. Fans of the long-running Dillon series will flock to this latest entry, and the reappearance of Sara Gideon (who was introduced in 2012’s A Devil Is Waiting) injects the book with some serious new energy. Good stuff. --David Pitt
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Book Description HarperCollins. Book Condition: New. THE NEW HIGGINS HAS LANDED! One man with the key to Armageddon. One chance for Sean Dillon to find him. The hunt is on, in the mesmerizing new Sean Dillon thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Series: Sean Dillon Series. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 160 x 240 x 32. Weight in Grams: 590. T. 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007532575
Book Description HarperCollins, 2014. Book Condition: New. THE NEW HIGGINS HAS LANDED! One man with the key to Armageddon. One chance for Sean Dillon to find him. The hunt is on, in the mesmerizing new Sean Dillon thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Series: Sean Dillon Series. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 160 x 240 x 32. Weight in Grams: 590. T. 2014. Hardcover. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # 9780007532575
Book Description HarperCollins, 2014. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Brand new copy. Dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 050585