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Preview — A Season in Hell by Jack Higgins
A Season in Hell
In Paris, a Cambridge University student is murdered. When his body arrives in England it will be stuffed with pure heroin....On a training field used by Britain's elite Special Air Service, a young sergeant hones his killing skills to a fever pitch....In New York's finest restaurant, a beautiful woman shakes hands with the Vice President. Tomorrow, she will enter a world...more
This book's Sean Egan basically is the same as Sean Dillon; both grew up in England, moved to Ulster where disaster struck and their parents were killed. Egan's died to the IRA and joined the UK military, Dillon's died to the UK military and joined the IRA. Both are 'super' assassins. Both drive Mini Coopers. They're so hard to distinguish that many people i ...more
Good enough, I guess
This read moved along fast and had plenty of action. Otherwise it was nothing special. There was never really much doubt about the protagonist's action at the ending and the entire grand finale was quite fabricated. I really doubt I'll remember much about it once I submit this review.
Well written but a surprise
Patterson writes well of intrigue and murder. his characters draw you in and continue to.develop, as did Mrs. Talbot. following the death of her stepson, she flew to England, encountered violence and murder, and provided the winning shot to solve it.
I have found another Author I enjoy.
I enjoyed the pace and especially the ending. The characters were genuine, well developed, reminded me of people I have known. I look forward to reading more of his works.
Continuous action from start to finish and several curves in between. A totally unexpected ending that made sense when viewed in retrospect. The ending left room for several different follow-ups as future books and I plan to see if they exist.
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My first Jack Higgins book. I would definitely read more of his many books.
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 ...more