Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop Now Shop now

Customer Reviews

10
3.6 out of 5 stars
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Thunder Point tells the story of a U-boat found recently as a wreck in the Virgin Islands. On board lies the ultimate treasure - a black book who's who of Nazi sympathisers including political figures at the very top of the British hierarchy. It is vital that this information is destroyed for the protection of national security... clearly this must be done quietly so the only way to do this is to bring in Sean Dillon to do the job.
This book contains a similar cast to a number of other Higgins books.. Sean Dillon (ex-IRA enforcer now working for the British government) and Brigadier Charles Ferguson (in change of special operations for the Prime Minister and as english as you could possibly get). The story takes you through a roller-coaster adventure with political manoeuvrings part of the course.
I cannot recommend this book enough - it is an exciting read from the first page and if you have not read any other Higgins books before.. I would suggest you could not do better than to start with this one.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 1 June 2012
I've read some great books by Jack Higgins, others that were quite reasonable, but not worth adding to my permanent library. This was the first time I've read one that was frankly poor. So OK, if you just read and never think about how likely it is, you might still like it, but really...

SPOILER ALERT: Our heroes know that the opposition are murderous, Dillon has already been run off the road and shot at, the nastiest one has dropped rotting fish bait over where they were diving in order to attract sharks, and yet they blithely go to the restaurant on the baddie's island, leave the airplane in the dark, alone, and have a nice dinner and discussion with Santiago (the Big Baddie.) Is it a surprise that the plane was sabotaged? When I should have been on the edge of my seat wondering whether they'd survive the plunge toward the ocean, I wandered off to do the ironing! It seemed to me they deserved to die.
What else? Only a few people knew what they'd found, yet the baddie knew straight away. They didn't even bother speculating who'd told him or trying to do anything about it! Just kept feeding information straight to the traitor.
And then, which I thought quite criminal, they left the innocent girl unwarned, even when by that stage, there had already been a successful murder or two, and she'd already been attacked. It is no thanks to these idiot 'heroes' that she survived the inevitable encounter, though badly injured and having been tortured. They didn't even apologise to her. They were almost as responsible for the attack on her as the Baddies, it seems to me.

I know that arrant stupidity is often accepted in light romances, but asking the reader to tolerate it in what should have been a first-class thriller is asking too much. I'm going back to reading more Indie writers. Technically, their writing may not be so good sometimes, but at least one can be reasonably sure that they're trying.
I do not think that Jack Higgins was trying.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 1999
Typical of a Jack Higgins book this was a suitably entertaining read and there was no time to get bored with the plot because of the speed at which it was developed. It didn't however contain anything that made this a particularly special book. The idea of Bormann escaping Berlin with documents now at the bottom of the sea in a crashed submarine sounded promising and when the book started with Dillon getting mixed up in the Balkans I thought I was in store for a thrilling read. But the story seemed to be no more than a rerun of On Dangerous Ground except with different villains and different documents. The thing that was least convincing was why Ferguson should wish to involve Dillon in the first place. Doesn't he know any British divers? Still, at least it brought Dillon into the action who is a strong character if a little unbelievable in places. All in all it's not bad, but not a patch on The Eagle Has Landed.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 16 December 2011
all good, book arrived quickly and in good condition, thunder point in particular is a ripping yarn with JH keeping u enthralled page after page with 'dillon' coming through in the end with his own usual take on life making you laugh out loud as he comes out on top
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 4 December 2014
A very good author, his book's tend to keep you on edge, until the last few pages, where all the action start's to happen. I've been
on edge in most of his publication's. Especially when Sean Duffy's, involved. D. S. Jones
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 12 April 2011
Have read all other Sean Dillon stories but had not been able to get this early book until recently.Up to the usual Higgins standard.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 5 January 2012
Bought as a Christmas present for my nan - she loved it, so couldn't be happier. Apparently all Jack Higgins books are excellent?
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2004
Having read this book recently I must say that I enjoyed it immensley. The charactors you could easily relate to - and the general plot was nicely based around the numerous charactors with action, chram and suspense holding your attention throughout. My first book by 'Jack Higgins' and I will be back for more.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 1999
This is yet another book staring Sean Dillon and it does him credit. This book is breath taking from page 1 to 360.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2004
I read this terrible book whilst on holiday recently. This tale has all the cliches you can imagine - the bumbling Scotland Yard detective, the pompous British aristocrat and (most implausible) the reformed IRA killer who has a heart of gold really! My main sentiment after reading this missive was one of anger; life is too short to waste one minute on nonsense such as this. Publishers should be ashamed for putting this rubbish in the public domain and the author - well I suppose he got his fee. Avoid at all costs.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Thunder Point (Sean Dillon Series, Book 2)
Thunder Point (Sean Dillon Series, Book 2) by Jack Higgins (Paperback - 7 Jun. 2012)
£7.99

On Dangerous Ground (Sean Dillon)
On Dangerous Ground (Sean Dillon) by Jack Higgins (Audio CD - 11 Aug. 2015)
£7.64

Jack Higgins Eye of the Storm (Sean Dillon Series)
Jack Higgins Eye of the Storm (Sean Dillon Series) by Jack Higgins (Paperback - 7 Jun. 2012)
£7.99
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.