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A Devil is Waiting [Kindle Edition]

Jack Higgins
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'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 '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 '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

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A devil is indeed waiting . . .

The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise.

Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon. She has her own deep contacts, but the more she investigates, the more she discovers herself in a very dark place indeed.
For the assassination plan is only the beginning. . . .




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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 521 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 039915809X
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (Jan. 3 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ERIS1C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Higgins does it again! July 6 2012
By Robin
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I had a great read with this book, all the usual characters and a great plot, a real page turner. Please keep up the great work Mr. Higgins.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Devil is Waiting Jack Higgins Feb. 20 2012
Format:Hardcover
Over the years I have read around 51 books that Jack Higgins has written and have never been disappointed, each page is filled with action and once I get started on one of his books it is hard to put it down. I am already looking foreward to his next publication. This book has a good story line and has introduced some new characters to General Ferguson team.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Higgins does it again Aug. 10 2012
By Charles
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Can't wait for the next one! A quick delivery Just like a Sean Dillon bullet to the kneecap. Enjoy the new characters and the old ones too.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fine addition Jan. 9 2012
By T Squared - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I should preface this by saying I have enjoyed Jack Higgins novels ever since my Dad gave me a copy of "Storm Warning" many years ago. I have always made it a point to get his novels ever since. I will be honest and say that not all of his works are of the same high quality with some not as good as others. However, more often than not, Higgins is like "comfort food", if you know what you like and it makes you happy, it's just fine. His last one, "The Judas Gate" was a return to form and the new one is a sequel, and the latest in the "Dillon" series...

A few years ago, Jack Higgins killed off a popular character, Hannah Bernstein. I thought it was kind of "ironic" that it seems like she has been "re-incarnated" to a degree with the introduction of new character, Capt Sarah Gideon. Let's see what traits does she share... short red hair, crack shot, jewish, doesn't take crap from anyone, has a cleric in the family. Big difference is that she is very attracted to one of the characters and doesn't mind letting him know it.

I enjoyed the new book. I won't spoil it for anyone and get into all the plot points. If you like the Dillon series, you will enjoy this one.

One wish I do have and have noted in another review.. I wish that Higgins would write a final chapter to the "Eagle has Landed" series. At the end of the sequel, it was revealed Kurt Steiner was alive and kicking. Would love to see a story with him and Devlin again. I'd laugh my tail off if it turns out Steiner is an alias for Harry Salter.. LOL
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars General Ferguson's crew rides again Jan. 23 2012
By William D. Curnutt - Published on Amazon.com
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Well, it's back to work for the private army of General Ferguson. But they have a new player in their midst. Captain Sara Gideon is going to join the group. She has returned from service in Afghanistan where her linguistic skills were put to good use, but the most amazing thing she did was fight off a group of Muslim Taliban during an ambush of a British Convoy. She fought like a true warrior and earned the highest award that the Brit's can give. One problem, with her new role she might not be able to collect her medal.

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.

Enjoy!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite Classic Higgins... Feb. 15 2012
By Writetrak - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I'm a Jack Higgins' fan and have for, oh I dunno, the last twenty years so when this book came out, I rushed out to Costco and bought it. Sorry Amazon, I feel like I'm cheating on you but the book, I swear, gave me that come hither look!
Anyway, I took it home, read it, and, at times, I enjoyed it. The key words here are: 'At Times.'
While it was nice to revisit with all of the old characters again and meet some new ones,it was also a little crowded, like a 20th year high school reunion where you are really happy to see some old friends again, listen to a few others tout their accomplishments, and maybe wonder who in the heck the others are that are wandering around and not saying much.
Some of the characters in A Devil is Waiting came and went with a little too much frequency or not enough, and some of the scenes with the quick in and out missions came across as rushed.
A Devil is Waiting isn't quite classic Jack Higgins. While it's not a bad book, it's not up to five stars either. The four stars I give it are for the classic Jack Higgins writing style, and the nice feeling I get visiting with some of the old friends again; genuinely pleased to see the ones I like and hoping to run into them again soon while remembering better days.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars action-packed thriller Jan. 3 2012
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Following a difficult rough tour in Afghanistan, British Captain Sara Gideon heir to the Gideon Bank returns home. The Prime Minister's "private army" leader General Charles Ferguson recruits war hero Sara to join his elite antiterrorism team. He knows her linguistic skills will enhance his unit's chances for success against a devious enemy.

Meanwhile Muslim terrorist Ali Selim offers a special blessing to anyone who kills the infidel leaders of the West. Ferguson takes Selim's threat serious as POTUS is coming to London to meet with the P.M. He assigns agents Sean Dillon, Daniel Holley and Sara to take out Selim before anyone acts on his assassination blessing. However as they follows clues to the Persian Gulf in seeking the Mullah, a kidnapping turns the mission into a desperate quest.

The latest Dillon-Holly tale (see The Judas Gate) is an action-packed thriller although somewhat similar in theme to this series and other stop the terrorists' sagas. The story line refreshed by Sara who brings a feminist perspective to the mix. Although the story line is thin and the terrorists seem stereotypes, fans will enjoy this fast-paced novel.

Harriet Klausner
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They're still out there Jan. 8 2012
By N. Rourke - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Perhaps I'm not overly bright, but I found this book exciting, fast paced and the story plausible. We're still dealing with nut cases in the terrorist world and this story reminds us of that. The extent to which these people will go defies imagination. Jack Higgins hasn't faulted me yet and this book proves that. Why only 4 stars? Picky me, but the Medal of Honor is that, it isn't called (incorrectly by most) the Congressional Medal of Honor. Mr. Higgins should know that...and he shouldn't have the president refer to it as that. Otherwise, a jolly good read!
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