Touch the Devil Hardcover – February 1, 1982
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- Publisher : Stein & Day Pub; 1st edition (February 1, 1982)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 215 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0812828720
- ISBN-13 : 978-1131973227
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,787,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Still would recommend these two "Touch The Devil" & "Confessional"
The IRA was yesterday's ISIS
If you're under the age of fifty or so, you may be unaware that, in the eyes of the British, the IRA in the 1960s and 70s was regarded with as much fear and disgust as ISIS is today. Earlier in 1979, an IRA bomb had killed Lord Mountbatten, uncle of Prince Phillip, commander of Allied Forces in Southeast Asia in World War II, and the last Viceroy of India. If the IRA had assassinated the Queen, it's unlikely that the furor would have been much greater. This is the "army" from which Devlin, Brosnan, and Barry have all emerged into their divergent careers. Now, when Barry murders the brilliant MI5 agent sent to end his life, Devlin and Brosnan are recruited to take out Barry -- an assignment they cherish because of long-standing rivalry.
Enter the KGB and the Corsican mob
MI5 (called DI5 in the novel) approaches Devlin with a seemingly impossible challenge: to persuade Brosnan that MI5 can arrange for him to leave Belle Isle and join Devlin in pursuit of Barry. However, Brosnan isn't easy to convince. Further compounding the problem, his cellmate is the aging former head of the Union Corse, the Corsican mob, and the two have grown close. Meanwhile, Barry has taken on a high-priority assignment for the KGB: to hijack a truck in England carrying an advanced weapon coveted by the USSR and the USA. To add glamour and love interest, a beautiful and courageous young French photojournalist gets involved as well as all sides come together in a spectacular series of collisions.
It's all a glorious mess, suspenseful and entertaining all the way.
About the author
Jack Higgins, a pseudonym of bestselling British author Harry Patterson, has been writing thrillers and novels of espionage since 1959. According to Wikipedia, "His 84 novels in total have sold over 150 million copies and have been translated into 55 languages." Four of those novels have featured Liam Devlin, of which Touch the Devil is the second. A much longer running series features another Irish terrorist named Sean Dillon. To date there are twenty-one novels in that series.