The Death Trade (Sean Dillon Series, Book 20) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£16.66
  • RRP: £17.22
  • You Save: £0.56 (3%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Death Trade has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Death Trade Hardcover – 31 Dec 2013


See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover, 31 Dec 2013
£16.66
£11.14 £2.54

Trade In Promotion

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Frequently Bought Together

The Death Trade + A Devil is Waiting (Sean Dillon Series, Book 19) + A Game for Heroes
Price For All Three: £29.04

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Hardcover: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Overseas Editions New (31 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399165894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399165894
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.9 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 405,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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.

Product Description

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

‘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

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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 sixty languages. Many of them have also been made into successful films

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bridgey on 2 Sept. 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Jack Higgins is easily my favourite author, ever since reading The Eagle has Landed around ten years ago I have worked my way through his very impressive back catalogue, loving every book he has written. The fact that he is still writing thrillers of this calibre at the age of 85 is nothing short of amazing and something we should all be grateful for. But many things can only be deemed good or bad by comparison, and that is why I can only give this book 4 stars. Compared to other Thriller writers on the market today Higgins still remains at the forefront of the genre, with plots that are current, topical and could easily be set in any of the UK cities. It is this sense of realism that sets Higgins apart from his peers. However, compared to much of his earlier works this latest offering just doesn't stand up as well as I would have hoped. The Dillon series are becoming a little too formulaic for me, with the Prime Ministers secret army now featured in their 20th novel it almost seems as if the last 3 or 4 novels is a rehash of all that has gone before. We await the inevitable meals of Champagne and scrambled eggs, Roper sitting wide awake for the entire night with cigarettes and whiskey, Dillon and Sara taking a risk that will not sit well with Ferguson etc. While all this may be fresh for someone new to Higgins, for the seasoned fan it can become a little too repetitive. My only other issue with this book is that every character when they speak, their sentence is either preceded by the word 'said' or 'demanded', come on Higgins, mix it up a little. On one page I counted the word 'said' 8 times, maybe this is something his editor should have picked up on?

After that you may be thinking that I really didn't care for The Death Trade, but this is very far from the truth.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr J PILKINGTON on 10 Jun. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is just a rehash of previous Dillon novels. It is high time Mr Higgins gave up on the PM's Private Army. Anyone familiar with Dillon and his crew will have read basically the same tale in at least a dozen previous Dillon stories. In the past Jack Higgins has written some great stories sadly The Death Trade is not one of them.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ROSALEEN MCCORMACK on 25 Nov. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I know books tend to deteriorate as a series goes on but this is beyond that - it really was terrible - didnt even make sense half the time - stick to the earlier Sean Dillons if your looking for something to read - time to bring this series to a close Mr Higgins!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R Grimshaw on 30 Nov. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Same old same old formula to make money
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
there is a distinct falling off of Mr Higgins' Dillon stories, but perhaps this is due to the changes in the world political scene over the past few years. P.S. General Ferguson must be well past his retirement date ! I have read all the Sean Dillon stories over the years and they were great fun but perhaps every hero hs his/her day and it is so with Sean Dillon
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Glasscock on 3 April 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have long been a fan of Jack Higgins and as always this book doesn't disappoint. Sean Dillons' character has been brilliantly developed and even though you know what to expect when he becomes involved in a case for the 'Prime Ministers' private army' the book does throw up a few surprises.
I can't wait for the next book in the series as I have all 20 Sean Dillon novels!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Broom Smith on 11 Aug. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If I could give this no stars I would. This book is simply riseable. From memory I have only read one other JH book - "The Eagle has Landed" and at the time I remember it being a brilliant, taught, believable and well plotted book, with interesting well rounded characters. This Higgins is the complete opposite and one would almost believe it was written by a ghost writer, if not perhaps it is time for the 85 year old Mr Patterson to put his pen away and enjoy the fruits of his labours of the past 60 years.

These type of thrillers don't necessarily need to be based on truth, they just have to be believeable or at least 90% believeable as TEHL was. At the end of reading it one really beleived that Higgins had come across some secret documenting about a plot to kidnap Churchill and turned it into a book. The Death Trade (DT), where do I start? The dialog is appalling, conference calls on Skype from aeroplanes, leaden plot, alchol consumption to knockout an elephant, pilots drunk on vodka who then fly within 10 minutes, special phones called codexes, note books with codes, Iran army officers with Irish mothers and recently inherited estates in Ireland (all these might be true but JH does not make you believe it so).

This book is aweful please don't buy it and I certainly won't be buying another Jack Higgins.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I had decided to not read any more of the Sean Dillon novels as they were all the same formula, however I have to say that I enjoyed this story and it has a twist at the end.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback