A Prayer for the Dying
Everyone has demons to overcome, but Martin Fallon has more than most. A ruthless hitman and executioner for the IRA, Fallon is haunted by a mistake that led to the explosion of a school bus full of children. When he’s threatened by the sadistic Meehan brothers, Fallon must agree to one last hit. But this time there’s a witness: a priest named Father De Costa. And when e...more
A tale of violence and redemption
A Prayer for the Dying opens in the city of Hull, in the north of England, early in the 1970s. In hopes ...more
Ex-IRA soldier using the name Martin Fallon, is pushed into performing a contract hit (on a very bad mobster by another very bad mobster) in exchange for a new passport, new identity, and a trip on a ship out of England for a new life. His soul carries wounds from an IRA bombing gone bad. A priest witnesses his contract killing, but Fallon can't bring himself to kill the priest even though he has seen his face. What follows is a painful journey for Fallon ...more
This is one of Higgins older books, originally written in 1973. The book was an easy enough read and like most Higgins went quickly. Unfortunately, unlike his more ...more
It's a fast flowing story, violent in par ...more
Higgins' has a great formula, and for a quick page-turning, Sunday afternoon time waster, it does the trick. However, it is a long way down my ...more
'For three months, Father.'
The exact period since she had last been to Mass.
'This man has made love to you?'
'Two or three times a week. At the office. When everyone else has gone home.
'He has children?'
'Three, Father.' There was a pause. 'What can I do?'
'The answer is so obvious. Must be. Leave this place, find another job. Put him out
of your mind.'
'I can't do that.'
'Why?' he said, and added with calculated brutality ...more
The characters where right on the spot on this one. The plot along with the twist were really engaging. There were moments that would make you go "Woah,now that was pretty epic".
Overall it was short story,but really catches you with its characters and its moments all written well with perfect execution. Jack Higgins does what he does best with this one I haven't read his other ...more
Δεύτερο βιβλίο που διαβάζω από Τζακ Χίγκινς, τόσο μέσα στο μήνα όσο και γενικά, σίγουρα είναι κλάσεις ανώτερο από το πρώτο, το Λάκι Λουτσιάνο ο Σικελός. Η πλοκή ενδιαφέρουσα, με τις αποκαλύψεις και την δράση της και η γραφή πάρα πολύ καλή, με χιούμορ και ωραίες περιγραφές ανθρώπων και γεγονότων. Μην περιμένετε αγωνιώδεις ρυθμούς και ένταση, όμως σαν ανάγνωσμα είναι ενδιαφέρον και πολύ ευχάριστο.
A classic good versus evil story. A tale in which forgiveness is prevalent and man is predominantly good. To know good you must know evil and the embodiment of evil is portrayed by the mortician. The bad guy. Higgins has a smooth easy flowing style and this story is a very easy read.
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