Rain on the Dead

Harry Patterson (a.k.a. Jack Higgins) (http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/cr-100380/jack-higgins) has been thrilling us now for 40 years since his breakthrough novel ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ in 1975. With 84 novels under his belt he resides in Jersey, Channel Isles where the climate is conducive, with over 2000 hours of sunshine per year. In this latest frontal lobe trembler, Sean Dillon still hasn’t been polished off by the vicissitudes of life. However, the past comes back to haunt him and his colleagues in a knife-edge story of terrorism, revenge, and nemesis. In the past few years, the killing and capture of many Al-Qaeda leaders has left the terrorist organization wounded – but by no means dead. And they intend to prove it. On a dark summer night, two Chechen mercenaries emerge from the waters off Nantucket to kill a high-value target, the former president of the United States, Jake Cazalet. Unfortunately for them, Cazalet has guests with him, including black ops specialist Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon. The Chechens do not survive the night, but Dillon is curious as to how they even got on the island. What he discovers sends a chill through his bones – a name from very far back in Dillon’s past. If this man is working with the terrorists now, the assassination attempt is only the beginning – and the next time, the results might be much, much different. Our whole civilization is at stake. In fact, there might be no more steak and chips at the Crown Tavern ever again. Or Whuppity Scoorie for that matter. The enemy must be defeated for all our steaks.


352 pages in Harper Collins paperback edition

First published 30 December 2014

ISBN 978-0007585847


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