The Midnight Bell

The Midnight Bell

Book - 2016
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"The new Sean Dillon novel, a knife-edge story of terrorism and revenge, by "the dean of intrigue novelists" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). "The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it." In Washington, D.C., on a night full of rain, a woman is struck down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. But she is not just any woman--she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known only as the Basement. And she had secrets of her own. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is recuperating on a diving trip after successfully helping Sean Dillon and the rest of the "Prime Minister's private army" defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. But though AQ may be weakened and facing competition from other terrorist upstarts, it is far from dead--and it intends to prove it. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, not only in Washington but around the world. Everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives--and the midnight bell will toll"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016
ISBN: 9780399185304
0399185305
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hig
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 cm

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Bill_R
Aug 07, 2017

Disappointing sloppy work from a writer that used to do better books.

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Keogh
May 03, 2017

The latest Master to come along if you keep track of them as they go by plagues Charles Ferguson and his team in this latest book by Higgins, who at least minimizes his use of the exceedingly dull character Daniel Holley this time out. That said, the author should have stopped writing several books ago.

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jazpur
Apr 01, 2017

Same old same old and they were bound to get the baddie in the end . Stock characters and situations. It could work on the small screen, though because that's how it read. I think Jack Higgins/ Harry Patterson should call it a day on the Irish Troubles and Sean Dillon after 22 episodes.

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cbfiddle
Jan 23, 2017

Worst writing ever. Must be a screenplay.

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