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Wrath of the Lion

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At the height of the Cold War, a renegade submarine threatens to ignite Europe in all-out war.

The French submarine L'Alouette prowls deep beneath the surface of the North Atlantic, its crew members eager to spill blood in the service of their frenzied nationalism -- regardless of the cost. And only one man can stop them.

That man is Neil Mallory, former lieutenant colonel o
Published (first published 1964)
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Thom Swennes
Aug 05, 2016 Thom Swennes rated it liked it
Everything is not what it seems…
Neil Mallory, an ex-officer, and paratrooper in the army, is now working behind the scenes. He is James Bond, minus the double o prefix and the license to kill (though he does a pretty good job even without the official sanction).
A French terrorist fraction has absconded with a mini-submarine belonging to the French navy. The sub was originally designed and built by Germany in 1945 but was sunk, with the loss of all hands, shortly after launching. It was conseque
Jun 05, 2012 Richard rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish

Got to the eighth chapter (about 30%), but it just did not grab me enough to continue reading. A bit slow paced for me.
This is another of the older Jack Higgins novels that was original published in the name of John Long in 1964.

His older books have been rather hit and miss. This was one of the better ones. It was actually quite good. One of the characters who was in it briefly was Owen Morgan, who I think from the description is the same one from another of Higgins book A Game for Heroes. But I could not be sure as Higgins seems to reuse characters names and I am never always sure if they are the same ones. Som
Jun 12, 2014 Maddie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't that this book was necessarily bad I just found it hard to get into. Or more like I'd just get into it and then had to stop reading, wouldn't read for a couple of days and then it would just be so hard to get back into that eventually I gave. May give it another go one day though and try to actually finish it next time.

Reached page 207.
Annie Jones
May 08, 2014 Annie Jones rated it liked it
A good quick read, a bit slow in the middle. As usual with Jack Higgins the action when it comes is fast paced. Characters are all a bit stiff though, no room for development I guess. If you are looking for lots of action you have it here in diverse settings.
Ginger Weirich
Nov 17, 2014 Ginger Weirich rated it really liked it
Excellent suspense story with both an English and a French spies, who are trying to thwart the evil deeds of the council of French resistance, a group trying to overthrow DeGalle's government sometime after the Korean war era. Plenty of edge-of-your-seat action and heart-stopping moments.
Nov 26, 2010 Jim rated it did not like it
It's my own fault. I love books about submarines. But I forgot to remind myself that Jack Higgens wrote "The Eagle Has Landed" plus 50 so-so books. This is one of the so-sos.
Joe O'c
Aug 30, 2009 Joe O'c rated it liked it
Very Good; French terrorists using small submarine are thwarted by former soldier.
Feb 16, 2013 Neville rated it really liked it
Good story line. Typical Jack Higgins book with it based on sea adventures (not all) and a read that will keep you interested until the end.
Aug 24, 2014 Richard rated it liked it
This book was a reasonable vacation time read. Set in the Channel Islands, mostly a suspense tale. Somewhat predictable, but I never felt the urge to put it down.
Don Andrews
Perhaps not one of Higgins best, but that's still better than a great many of other authors best ! An engaging story that kept me turning pages to the end.
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Awful story, didn't really flow. I'm glad his stories got a bit better.......
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Jack Higgins is the pseudonym of Harry Patterson (b. 1929), the New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Patterson grew up in Belfast, Northern Irelan
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