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Angel of Death (Sean Dillon) [Kindle Edition]

Jack Higgins
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

The main plot device in Higgins's new thriller has a certain comic-strip blaze to it: a female British motorcyclist in black leather who carries a Beretta pistol and kills only to create chaos. This angel of death is also Britain's greatest actress, Grace Browning, relishing her new role as assassin of political activists of every stripe, be they Arab or Israeli, Catholic or Protestant, CIA or KGB, East End gangster or American senator. Browning belongs to a group that calls itself "January 30," seemingly in honor of Bloody Sunday in Belfast but actually in honor of nothing but the chaos that she and her homosexual superior, an old KGB hand who's now on Prime Minister John Major's staff, hope will usher in a worldwide Communist state. Pitted against January 30 and Browning are Brigadier Charles Ferguson of the PM's elite Group Four and his most devilish agent, returning Higgins hero Sean Dillon (On Dangerous Ground), ex-actor, ex-IRA hit man and master makeup artist. It's assassin vs. assassin, actor against actor, in this shallow and far-fetched yet exciting yarn, which needs all of Higgins's considerable expertise to stay on course as it hurtles from one nervy thrill to the next. BOMC main selection.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Sean Dillon, a former Irish terrorist turned undercover agent, and his boss, Brigadier Charles Ferguson, make their latest appearance (following On Dangerous Ground, Putnam, 1994) in a lively but rather predictable shoot-'em-up set primarily in the United Kingdom. A terrorist group, born from communism, is killing in the name of Irish nationalism. Their real purpose, however, is to foment anarchism and chaos among the major powers. Can Dillon, partner Hannah Bernstein, and Ferguson track down this band and prevent additional murder? Given the author's writing talent, it is disappointing to find the characters barely sketched and the plot clunking from one episode to the next. Unhappily, by attributing his characters' need for mayhem solely to bloody episodes witnessed in their youth, he cheapens the achievements of real people who have managed to survive Bloody Sunday and other violence. Purchase only where Higgins has a following.?Elsa Pendleton, Boeing Computer Support Svcs., Ridgecrest, Cal.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 385 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1st edition (March 1 1996)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OIZV34
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Story Oct. 17 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was a fantastic story! The plot was able to change with little hints. This book like many of Jack Higgins' are great at charcter build up. It will make you want to keep reading till the very end. I would like to quote Tom Clancy, "JACK HIGGINS IS THE MASTER."
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3.0 out of 5 stars Higgins As Usual! June 19 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This Higgins book has a female assassin who uses a motorcycle
as her means of helping with her killings. In real life our
master assassin is Grace Browning an actress. She is in the services of a group called September 30. Their goal is to use the assassinations to create chaos and install a Communist state.
Her superior is an old KGB agent who is on Prime Minister John Major's staff. Of course it falls on our hero Sean Dillon to stop this group. He comes through as usual.While this is an
interesting book it is no where close to the caliber of "Eye of
The Storm".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Angel of Death Nov. 6 2002
By Jessie
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a classic. A superb and unique story that shows the reader just how great a book can be.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A real page-turner July 6 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Sean Dillon was once the most feared soldier in the Irish
Republican Army, until one day he had enough of the destruction.
Now he works for the other side, the most successful agent in the
British government's fight against terrorism. But when he is
rescued from an ambush by a member of "January 30," the newest
and most dangerous terrorist organization, he has to wonder who
his friends and enemies really are.
This is the nucleus of Jack Higgins' Angel of Death. And this
novel is as well done as all of Higgins' other works. It has
interesting characters, plenty of action, and well-written
dialog.
Part of the fascination in this particular book is the inside
view we get of "January 30." Instead of the typical politically
motivated fanatics, this group is composed of four persons - a
Russian spy, a member of the British government, a college
professor, and a young actress - united by the excitement of the
hunt. For the spy, the purpose of their activities is a chaos
that will ultimately yield the collapse of the British system,
but the others are much more interested in the action than in the
results.
When the group saves Dillon, therefore, it was not out of any
hidden loyalty to the government. When he becomes involved in the
government's attempt to achieve a stable peace in Northern
Ireland, they know he will have to die. The struggle between the
two is a major part of this novel, and Higgins is quite skilled
in showing us both points of view and yet maintaining suspense.
But there are a number of other plots intertwined. At one point,
for example, Dillon goes to the Middle East to deal with the arms
dealer who had set up the ambush that opens the novel.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bland April 15 2002
Format:Hardcover
I did not believe the story of the characters at all, neither was well developed. The author also tried to go down the path of the "dark, brooding" lead that will alone save the world and he did not pull it off. I also did not like some of the writing; I found it a bit forced or dry. Not much between the covers. Sure the story sounds interesting, but somehow that does not translate to what is actually written. Overall, this is not that great of a book. There are many others out there that are better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull March 17 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I shall count myself very lucky if i read a more gripping and enthralling story. You just should read it ! A great thriller A blockbuster.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it March 15 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I happened to think this was a passable novel. Jack has always been better with historical fiction. Maybe I'm just biased, seeing as how I love the period of WWI and WWII. Read Night of the Fox and others to get the best from this author.
Dillon has never been my favorite character. The story picked up a bit toward the end. The KGB agent didn't have much to do. Rupert Lang was pretty neat. I like3d the way his plot wrapped up. I think Jack should have written more of a chase scene or something when Ferguson confronted Lang about the gun. The guy just ran away. Blast! Well, better call Dillon.
Tom Curry was taken out too quick. The attempted killing of Keogh was okay. The scenes with Dillon down in the pit were tiresome.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A challenging thriller July 26 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This thriller is a grabber! Higgins is in top- form. I give this book 4 stars out of five because it went a little slower to read than his others. Still packs a wallop. He just gets better.
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