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A Devil is Waiting Paperback – November 6, 2012
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“Jack Higgins is the dean of intrigue novelists. He has no equal.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Higgins makes the pages fly.”—New York Daily News
“When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd—Jack Higgins.”—The Associated Press
About the Author
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, 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, among them 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, Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
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Top Customer Reviews
She joins Holley, Dillon, Roper and Miller in their quest to rid England of Muslim terrorist. With the killing of Osama Bin Laden you would think that the game has changed for the better, but no, Ali Selim has taken center stage and the group needs to work hard to put an end to him and his plans of chaos that he wants to bring down on London.
Higgins does another good job of building on the characters, especially the new character of Sara Gideon. He further develops the angst between Jack Kelly and Dillon and Holley. All of this done as Ali Selim tries to bring about riot's, chaos, bombings and the death of the Prime Minister as well as the President of the United States. And hopefully in the middle of all this the deaths of General Ferguson's private army.
This is a good read and if you have enjoyed the tales of Holley and Dillon you will again enjoy this tale. The addition of Sara and another character, retired Captain Greg Slay, will bring new enjoyment as you get to know them and follow the team on their latest conquest.
I have enjoyed all of Higgins works and this one is no exception.
As England prepares to welcome the President of the US, it is discovered that a fanatical mullah desires POTUS dead and there are followers who wish to make that happen. It is up to Ferguson and company to avert the plan by any means possible. Familiar characters are involved, including Daniel Holley, Giles Roper, and Harry and Billy Salter, though only the former is greatly involved in this tale. Higgins' fans will see that Gideon shares some similarities to the departed, i.e., killed off, Hannah Bernstein, being a red-haired Jewish marksman who happens to be related to a cleric.
All in all, yes, it is formulaic, but aren't a whole lot of popular fiction authors doing the same? For me, it is what the authors do with each tale and I, for one, still greatly enjoy the escapades of Dillon and Ferguson, and have since 1992 when "Eye of the Storm" was published and Higgins introduced us to them. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Sean Dillon is one of the greatest characters in the genre.
The story is fast paced and fun.
A new character hitches along for the ride (She has potential to be a great new addition.)
As always, a great yarn.
I cannot foresee any drop in quality of writing from Mr. Higgins.
The only reason that I gave this 4 stars is that I read it right after I finished Tom Clancy's "Command Authority".
"Command Authority" is much more complex.
If I had read "A Devil is Waiting" first, it probably would have gotten the 5 Stars it deserves.