The Death Trade

The Death Trade

Book - 2014
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The master of suspense returns with a cutting-edge tale that pits his heroes Sean Dillon and Sara Gideon against the nuclear ambitions of Iran.
 
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can't stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. He is desperate; he doesn't know what to do.

It is up to Sean Dillon and the rest of the small band known as the Prime Minister's private army to think of a plan. Most particularly, it is up to their newest member, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon, who thinks there just might be a way to pull it off.

But plans have a way of encountering  the unexpected. And as the operation spins out, from Paris and Syria to Iran and the Saudi Arabian desert, there is very much that is unexpected indeed. And much blood that will be spilled.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2014
ISBN: 9780399165894
Branch Call Number: FIC Higg
Characteristics: 319 p. ; 24 cm

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Keogh
May 13, 2014

Something of an improvement over more recent books by Higgins, and that's for two reasons. First, the pointless and dull character Daniel Holley is reduced to brief appearances and mentions (so much the better). Second, Sean Dillon actually spends the book being active and not vanishing for long stretches as has been too often the case in these books. Higgins pairs Dillon again with Sara Gideon in this continent hopping yarn involving an Iranian scientist who doesn't want his work in the nuclear industry to fall into the wrong hands. Gideon's an interesting character, and perhaps an acknowledgment by Higgins that his choice several years ago to kill off Hannah Bernstein was a bad one. The ending works well, but I'd say it might be time for Higgins to call it a day. Lest he decide to write another book and have that pointless character Holley infest the whole thing yet again.

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sharlkan
Mar 10, 2014

I've followed Sean's antics since the beginning but this episode is just a little boring. Still a worthwhile read.

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AlmadenAFS
Feb 09, 2014

My first read of Jack Higgins, interesting.........

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jazpur
Jan 24, 2014

Pot boiler that failed even to get to the boil.

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mnadow
Jan 18, 2014

If I could rate it lower I would. He just mailed it in on this book. The characters were weak, and he didn't go in depth about them at all, he could have, it would have made the book a lot more interesting, but he didn't.

The plot is weak, and all over the place, very convoluted.

Worst Higgins' book I have read in some time. Very disappointed.

4023budro Jan 17, 2014

The Death Trade by Jack Higgins is indicating it has reached it's renewel limit. I have not renewed yet. just want to renew now for the first time. Can you please correct renew for me.

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May 15, 2014

Al-Qaeda infects the world like a plague and there's no place to hide.

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