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A Devil is Waiting (Sean Dillon Series, Book 19) [Kindle Edition]

Jack Higgins
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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‘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

‘With fresh plots, interesting characters and vibrant settings, Jack Higgins has firmly cemented his reputation as one of the world’s most successful thriller writers.’ The Strand Magazine

‘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

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‘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

‘With fresh plots, interesting characters and vibrant settings, Jack Higgins has firmly cemented his reputation as one of the world’s most successful thriller writers.’ The Strand Magazine

‘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


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 445 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (7 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007452209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007452200
  • ASIN: B006KWAI7W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,848 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jack Higgins was a soldier and then a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. 'The Eagle Has Landed' turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fifty-five languages. Many of them have also been made into successful films.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not great, but at least it's Higgins 14 Aug 2012
By Bridgey
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A Devil is Waiting - Jack Higgins ***

The usual gang are back in the 19th Sean Dillon 'Thriller'. Expect much of the same as the previous novels. This time we are still battling Al Qaeda.

There is a new character brought in the form of Sarah Gideon.... she has the customary Jewish roots (Hannah Bernstein anyone?) and Higgins introduces the will they, won't they plot when her and Holley get close.

I have read nearly all of Higgins works and have to say he is easily my favourite author, but even I found this latest offering a tired rehash of characters and plots he has used several times before. I wish he would now kill off or retire the whole cast (Ferguson must be pushing 100 by now....)

All in all, I did enjoy the book, but that is mostly because of the respect I have for JH as a brilliant author. Hope his next one is a lot better.... fingers crossed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Jack Higgins at his best 19 Nov 2012
Format:Paperback
I bought this book as I am a big fan of Jack Higgins,and especially the Sean Dillon sagas, but this time I was very disappointed as the story was not as captivating as some of his other Sean Dillon novels ( Thunder point being one of the best).The story would appear to be based more around a love story between Daniel Holley and a new character Sara Giddeon rather than the exploits of Sean Dillon. The action is a little disjointed and the story just doesn't hold the attention for very long.

A very poor book and a poor buy, if you are new to jack Higgins I would advise you read some of his earlier books instead.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dillontastic 31 Dec 2011
By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
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It seems very easy these days to call an author a master of a genre or style, but in the case of Jack Higgins its very much a real title, he has led the way with thriller writing for many many years, and yes the books have got a little formulaic in the Sean Dillon era, but they are still exciting, explosive, fun filled and action packed. Sean Dillon is like the Ex IRA Bond and his best attribute will be to lead readers to the older Higgins titles that are really his best work.
The product Description tells you all about the plot, all i can add is that you can read the book as stand alone, but my preference is to know the back ground to plot and characters, its a perfect filler title, or take on holiday book.
Do i recommend? Yes as with any Jack Higgins, they are just to addictive to miss.

(Parm)

Product Description (from back of book)
THE NEW HIGGINS HAS LANDED! The mesmerizing new Sean Dillon thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author.Fresh from his mission in THE JUDAS GATE to seek out and eliminate one of al Qaeda's most valued agents, a traitor responsible for countless soldiers' deaths in Afghanistan, Sean Dillon is back in a blistering new adventure.The American President, on a planned visit to Europe, is entertained by the British Prime Minister on the terrace of the House of Commons. On the same day, London born Mullah Ali Salim makes an impassioned speech at Hyde Park Corner accusing the President of war crimes, objecting to his presence and offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate him.Dillon, Major Ferguson and Daniel Holley are called into action, helped by a new recruit, Intelligence Corp Captain Sara Gideon, a war hero in the Afghan conflict, whose speciality is Pashta and Iranian.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable 19 Dec 2012
By Mrs. T. Mannell VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Yet another let-down by Higgins. He's obviously just rehashing the same old plots, just changing locations.

The new girl to the team, Sara, could have been so good, but she's been babied down from the fighting soldier that was introduced.

Very weak book and my last purchase from this once great author.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless 13 Jun 2012
Format:Hardcover
This is almost as bad as 2007'S "The Killing Ground", and is so formulaic and devoid of suspense to be almost a complete waste of time. I say "almost" because I did actually finish it, but only because I was desperately hoping that something dramatic would happen, preferably horrible deaths for some or all of Ferguson's team. I have read every Jack Higgins novel since 1988's "A Season in Hell" and it is very sad to see what had happened to this author's work.

The plot is the same as countless other Dillon novels: bad guys decide they want "revenge" on Ferguson's team; bad guys hire incompetent ex-IRA hitmen; assassination attempts are foiled and Dillon & team chase the bad guys to a remote location where the denouemont happens; bad guys all die (that's not a spoiler - you know it's going to happen from about page 10). That's been the plot of the past half dozen or more Dillon books. And the holes in the plot are getting larger with each book. Here, Al Quaeda hire a couple of middle-aged no-hopers to take the fight to Dillon. As per usual, they botch it up and the Al Quaeda man says "fail me again and I will send my top London operatives to kill you." Er...why aren't those top operatives being sent to kill Dillon etc in the first place? Dillon's team quickly realise they are being targeted, but still wander around alone after dark, spend the night in the same locations and generally make it very easy for people to kill them. Why do they do this, and why doesn't the other side take advantage of it? But nothing exciting happens and every potentially explosive incident is quickly foiled by convenient coincidences.
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