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White House Connection Audio Cassette – Abridged, Audiobook

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Putnam Audio; Abridged edition (Sept. 18 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399145281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399145285
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 3.6 x 18.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 290 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews
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From Publishers Weekly

The Irish peace process is at risk because of the actions of a heartbroken mother in Higgins's 29th thriller. American-born and married to a British lord, 60-ish Lady Helen Lang, the "nicest person you'll ever meet," has taken it upon herself to avenge the brutal death of her son, Peter, at the hands of the Sons of Erin, a fringe Irish-nationalist group led by a psychotic Vietnam vet and with operatives in Dublin, London and the U.S. Other members include gangster Tim Pat Ryan, IRA terrorist Jack Barry, U.S. Senator Michael Cohan and a mysterious member known only as the Connection, who is revealed to be a mole in the White House. With nothing more than an old government file, a modified computer and a .25 revolver, Lady Helen makes short work of most of these villains, managing at one point to knock off three of them in four paragraphs. Naturally, this wholesale violence attracts the attention of Higgins regulars Brigadier Charles Ferguson and Sean Dillon, who try to protect Senator Cohan during his upcoming visit to London. It's not giving away any surprises to reveal that eventually the bad guys get theirs, but there are precious few surprises here, and a bloodless, cartoonish quality to everything from the dialogue to the killings. Higgins's attempt at characterizations are unpersuasive at bestAto prove that she's really a decent sort, Lady Helen passes up a chance to kill Senator Cohan in favor of shooting a couple of muggersAand as usual, Sean Dillon's prowess as a gunman includes the ability to outshoot men who have already drawn a gun on him. As for the style, everything is fast, flat and featureless, like driving a car on cruise control in Kansas. Higgins's fans may be pleased, but other readers will probably want a more exciting ride. BOMC main selection.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Jack Higgins is the best-known pseudonym of Harry Patterson, who has written over 60 novelsAa dozen of them best sellersAthat have been translated into numerous languages. Several of his thrillers, most recently The President's Daughter (LJ 5/1/97), have involved the characters who appear here. Sean Dillon, a former IRA gunman, now works for the British prime minister; Blake Johnson heads a secret office for the U.S. president. Both have their various talents severely tested while trying to stop a vengeful 66-year-old woman who is assassinating members of the Sons of Erin, including a senator, thereby threatening both governments. A mole in the White House frustrates Dillon's and Blake's efforts, but readers may be more frustrated by the shallow characterization and lifeless dialog. Nevertheless, the legions of Higgins fans will surely devour this as they have so many others, and libraries should be prepared.
-ARoland C. Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The plot of this book is simplistic: a mother wants revenge for her son, and gets it. Other than that, nothing much happens. The whole story is predictable. I don't think I will spoil anybody's surprise by disclosing that the mother -- loved by all -- dies when revenge is complete and has a lovely funeral.
This is a book peopled by ... caricatures, such as the troubled soul with a difficult past, and bizarre habits only to be hinted at. Imagine! one character has a Gurkha batboy named Kim. I bet the author stayed up all night trying to think that one up.
You can get cancer just by reading this book, with all the smokers in it. If you cut out every time somebody lights up, or asks for a cigarette, you would reduce the book's volume by a good 10 per cent.
The dividers tell you that this section takes place in New York or London, or something. Beyond that, and a few street names, the book does not produce any sense of place. It doesn't help that the "Americans" sound British. Read James Lee Burke and you're squarely in rural Louisiana; Ian Rankin places the reader right in Scotland. I have never visited either place, but feel I know them, just from the authors' skill. Jack Higgins' writing makes you feel you are sitting in a chair at home, wondering, isn't New York any different from London?
It rains a lot in this book. Characters slip through walls and out windows. They like to do nothing so well as to tell about battles they have fought, and they do so almost every time they speak. Two characters (Hedley and the Secret Service agent) even review their battle resumes as they slug it out: My war was bigger than your war! Fortunately, the Gurkha orderly doesn't get a speaking part. Otherwise, he too would be telling us about battles he fought: "Here's your tea, sir.
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By A Customer on April 2 1999
Format: Hardcover
In 1996, American expatriate Lady Helen Lang and her beloved spouse Roger learn that the IRA killed their son Peter in a car bombing. One year later, a broken Roger also dies. Three years later, a dying Tony Emsworth mysteriously asks Helen to see him. Helen learns the truth behind the death of her son. An IRA splinter group (The Sons of Erin) and the Connection (an unknown person with ties to the White House) insured that Jack Barry and associates had insider information to torture and murder Peter.
The elderly Helen knows she too is dying. She decides to enact vengeance on the five members of The Sons of Erin, Barry, and the Connection. She begins her methodical killing of the seven individuals who destroyed her family. Though she gains much empathy from the American and British governments, they fear she may wreck the Irish peace process. Even though the espionage groups admire the assassin, they know they must stop the killer before the peace process becomes a victim too.
Jack Higgins is a name synonymous with the best action-packed stories. His latest tale, THE WHITE HOUSE CONNECTION, is a superb sequel to his wonderful novel, THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER. The story line, woven around the Irish quest for peace, is cleverly designed and keeps readers' attention from first page to the exciting climax. The return cast from the first book remains interesting and hopefully will co-star in another tale. However, this novel clearly belongs to Helen of Boston, whose actions leave two governments teetering and the espionage crowd wondering if that's the face that burned the Sons of Erin?

Harriet Klausner
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This was a pretty good book, but i think Higgins could have done better. Oh yes, for the most part the story was exciting and kept you turning the pages, but some parts just went to quickly..Higgins should have built up to it a bit more, or put some more action into it..Also, he took too long to pull everything was way to quick in the beginning, and then it slowed down considerably for about 100 pages, and then at the end picked back up again...The story is about an old lady who's paramilitary-type son was killed by IRA branch terrorists years ago, and she finally learns the terrible truth behind his grizzly murder. Driven by rage, and the realization that her life was near its end, she goes on a mad killing spree against the people that killed her son..Our favorite Irishman, Sean Dillon is involved, along with his good friend Blake Johnson, as they try to figure out who the mystery person is that is killing off left-wing terrorists left and right... An exciting tale to say the least, but it could have been put together better..other than that i have no complaints and i do reccomend this book if you especially like Higgins, but if you are a "new kid" then i suggest you start with some of his earlier books..
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By A Customer on May 17 1999
Format: Hardcover
Too much of a good thing can tarnish it. This is exactly what has happened to Jack Higgins' novels.
The latest installment of his Sean Dillon series is a nominal sequel to THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, although the connections are tenuous at best (basically allowing cameo appearances from the Jake Cazalet, the American president, and Blake Johnson, Dillon's counterpart in the White House). With a plot that is predictable from the opening pages, cookie-cutter characters which are never satisfactorily developed, and a lack of anything resembling suspense or creativity, Higgins seems to be coasting along on the strength of his previous novels. Much like Robert Ludlum's latest books (although not as blatantly repetitive), Higgins' book lacks the excitement, originality, and depth that characterized his early work. Once again, Dillon comes riding to the rescue with his array of talents and insights, supported by a dreary cast of characters who do not seem to have evolved since they were first introduced many years ago.
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