Night of the Fox Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 1991
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"Jack Higgins is the master." --Tom Clancy
"Higgins is a real pro." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"Jack Higgins . . . means adventure fiction at its best." --"The Commercial Appeal"
Jack Higgins is the master. Tom Clancy Higgins is a real pro. "The New York Times Book Review" Jack Higgins . . . means adventure fiction at its best. "The Commercial Appeal"" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The most daring escape of the Second World War--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
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' Night of the Fox' was written during his best period as a writer which in my opinion started in 1975 with 'The Eagle Has Landed' and stretched to 1990's 'Cold Harbour'.
Published in 1985 'Night of the Fox' tells the story of a daring rescue mission to get a wounded US Colonel off the German occupied island of Jersey before he can reveal the D Day landing points. Higgins writes at a furious pace and the novel is full of twists and turns and well developed characters who are not always who they first appear to be. Higgins who himself lives on Jersey paints a vivid picture of the island under occupation.
This is good clean 'old school' action and adventure which Higgins used to write extremely well before he ran out of ideas for new stories and began the 'Dillon' series. If only he had kept writing more WW2 novels such as this......
Superbly told story set in Jersey towards the end of the war.
A secret mission to rescue an American colleague who finds himself stuck on the Island in possession of the D Day landing sites. The Germans hot on his tail with a dawning realisation of what they have within their grasp.
The novel jogs along superbly none of the more modern over described situations and settings you get these days padding books out needlessly. It just gets on with it.
If you have not read Higgins for a while I heartily recommend this book as a reintroduction.
If you are a Higgins first timer then this is a good place to start.
If you've read The Eagle Has Landed, don't bother with this - it's basically a regurgitation.
Essentially the same story with more or less the same characters - behind enemy lines, in enemy uniform, a letter from Himmler demanding for the bearer unfettered access and co-operation, a woman who falls in love at first sight, the old IRA man (we even have a reprise of the 'holy trinity' fight in 'the Eagle....') and an actor impersonating a person of high rank. All this, combined with the most implausible of implausible dialogue left me speed reading to get to the end (I can't NOT finish a book - even one this poor!). Extremely disappointed, I shan't be investing in Mr Higgins again.
The kind of book that is perfect for holidays and long journeys, doesn't require too much thought or concentration, but that said it is an enjoyable read.
The plot seems familiar and I'm not sure whether I've read it before or seen a film like it, however I enjoyed it and it certainly wouldn't put me off reading more stuff by this author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this after returning from Jersey to see the liberation day parade ceremony. When reading this i could picture the streets, places and jersey in general. A fantastic read!Published 1 month ago by abby
I would say that this is definitely a stellar book, but in my opinion it's nothing special. All in all, worth a go, but don't expect too much.Published 5 months ago by Rachael HB
Great book, watched the film in past so it was great to read the book. I would recommend this book.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer