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The Killing Ground (Sean Dillon Series, Book 14)


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Jack Higgins, the undisputed master of action and suspense is back with a brand new adventure featuring the unstoppable Sean Dillon. For intelligence operative Sean Dillon, it is a routine passport check. But the events it will lead to will be as bloody as any he has ever known. The man he stops at Heathrow airport is Caspar Rashid, born and bred in England, but with family ties to a Bedouin tribe fiercely wedded to the old ways, as Rashid has just found out to his pain. His thirteen-year-old daughter, Sara, has been kidnapped by Rashid's own father and taken to Iraq to be married to a man known as the Hammer of God, one of the Middle East's most feared terrorists. Dillon has had his own run-ins with the tribe, and when the distraught man begs him for help, he sees a chance to settle some old scores -- but Dillon has no idea of the terrible chain of events he is about to unleash, nor of the implacable enemies he is about to gain. Before his journey is done, many men will die -- and Dillon may be one of them. Key title / This is the first Sean Dillon novel in over two years and is sure to be an even bigger bestseller than its predecessors / Higgins' previous Sean Dillon novel, Without Mercy shot straight into The Sunday Times bestseller list and spent five weeks in the top ten / Jack Higgins is one of the biggest selling names in thriller fiction with over 200 million copies of his novels in print / Competition: Chris Ryan, Andy McNab, Frederick Forsyth

About the Author

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.


Higgins pits series hero ex-IRA enforcer Sean Dillon, now British Intelligence's go-to guy on antiterrorism, against terrorists Hussein Rashid, better known as the Hammer of God. The Hammer's plan is to enter England, kill Dillon's boss and kidnap a 13-year-old who has been promised to him as a future bride. This is a familiar but engrossing cat-and-mouse game involving a vast assortment of British, Irish, American, Russian and Muslim players on both sides of the board. Christopher Lang's crisp rendition aids tremendously in following Higgins's constant shifts from the Hammer's progress to Dillon's attempts to halt it. Lang also possesses a talent for accents. It's fun listening to him handle the group chats, with lightning shifts from lilting brogue to clipped old Etonian, guttural grunts to staccato Middle Eastern twang. One can't ask for any more than that. Simultaneous release with the Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 5, 2007). (Feb.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

'Open a Jack Higgins novel and you'll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powers!first-rate tales of intrigue, suspense and full-on action' Sunday Express 'Higgins is a master of his craft' Daily Telegraph 'A thriller writer in a class of his own' Financial Times 'The master craftsman of good, clean adventure' Daily Mail

Born in England, Caspar Rashid is reminded of his Bedouin roots when his 13-year-old daughter is spirited away by his own father for marriage to a Middle East terrorist. That's when intelligence operative Sean Dillon gets involved. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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