As a big fan of Jack Higgins I bought Khufra Run not realizing I would be in for a huge disappointment. As I read I found it hard to believe that it was even written by the same guy who had written The Eagle has Landed. Filled with repetition and boring English speech cliches, it was nothing like the Jack Higgins I was used to. Then I looked at it a little closer and saw that this was an early work not even originally published under Higgin's name originally, but under the name of one James Graham. As explanation Jack Higgin's is not this author's real name. According to Wikipedia that's merely one of several pseudonyms used by one English author whose real name is Harry Patterson. It seemed to me that the publisher was now trying to sell an inferior work written in Harry Patterson's earlier career , now attempting to simply capitalize on the later well-deserved reputation of "Jack Higgins." I like Jack Higgins.....but this early work is atrocious and you're not really buying a Jack Higgin' quality effort.