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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm); Reprint edition (August 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671684264
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671684266
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,054,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In his latest thriller, Higgins ( The Eagle Has Landed ) returns to familiar territory with nothing very new to offer. As D-day approaches in Europe, the Allied command learns of a German staff conference to be held in Brittany at the Chateau de Voincourt, where the Nazis will discuss their Atlantic Wall defense strategy. Foreknowledge of these plans could mean the difference between success and failure for the Allied invasion, and as luck would have it, the chateau happens to be the home of an undercover French Resistance agent, beautiful Anne-Marie Trevaunce, so there is every chance that the good guys will succeed in stealing them. When Anne-Marie is incapacitated, luck comes to the fore once again: she just happens to have an identical twin sister living in England who is persuaded to take her place. Fortuitous turns are the norm in this improbable story, as cardboard heroes pull off miraculous rescues, double agents lurk everywhere and villains in uniform serve on both sides of the conflict. The author's reputation for entertaining thrillers will not be enhanced by this effort.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

'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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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By L. Cary on Jan. 15 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Buy the book to save the cover. It display a German U-Boat. There's a partial photo of a submarine on the back page. And, each chapter is signaled with a small image of a submarine. So, it's about a submarine, right? Wrong. The only boat in the book is a German E-Boat. The cover designer didn't know the difference between a German U- and an E-boat! :-} One has to wonder how this got past the proof readers!! Meanwhile, the story is fair, but in places it leaves the reader saying, "Naw, that wouldn't happen."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not being an Editor, I can enjoy a great read... May 18 2003
By "birkebeiner" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
...and that is precisely what I did with this book. The characters were laid out, then they subtley changed and then yet another twist altered your perception again. I was constantly flipping the pages, ready and as nervous as the characters themselves, to find out what would happen next.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A few too many twists but a solid thriller Aug. 10 2004
By J. Carroll - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Higgins has pretty much mastered this genre and has been known to "phone a few in, but COLD HARBOUR does a nice job within the confines of Higgins' rather straight forward style. Playing around with the typical conventions of cross channel warfare, identical twins(never a good idea), and a foray into LeCarre territory, a nice thriller emerges. The story does have its flaws with a rather obvious villain and a few too many twists to hold onto the realism that Higgins generally strives for but overall it works its way to its inevitable conclusion effectively. Other than the ridiculous cover on this paperback, as astutuely mentioned by another reviewer-a U-Boat which has nothing to do with this tales of an E-Boat and espionage, this one's a rather nice page turner and not bad for a quick thriller to fill in on the plane trip or at the beach.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Goofey in Places Jan. 15 2004
By L. Cary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Buy the book to save the cover. It display a German U-Boat. There's a partial photo of a submarine on the back page. And, each chapter is signaled with a small image of a submarine. So, it's about a submarine, right? Wrong. The only boat in the book is a German E-Boat. The cover designer didn't know the difference between a German U- and an E-boat! :-} One has to wonder how this got past the proof readers!! Meanwhile, the story is fair, but in places it leaves the reader saying, "Naw, that wouldn't happen."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very good. Dec 31 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I very much enjoyed the characters. The book was filled with suspense and puts the reader right back to the harbour. Overall a good WWII spy novel that was hard to put down. I will read many more of Mr. Higgins' books
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
High Adventure set during World War II Sept. 14 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Cold Harbour is a very intresting book with a wonderful main character. I would love to read more books with OSS agent Craig Osbourne.

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