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Midnight Runner (Sean Dillon #10)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  1,284 ratings  ·  47 reviews
After her brothers are killed one by one, oil heiress Kate Rashid --- now the richest woman in the world --- swears vengeance on all who have harmed her family. Never mind that they tried to assassinate the President of the United States, that villainy ran in their veins. They were her brothers, and their enemies must pay with their lives: British agent Sean Dillon. White ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2002)
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Jan 20, 2008 June rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in a light read, requiring no real thought
Don't hardly know what to say about this book. It started out with one character as apparently the "hero", but it wasn't really about him. The story line had a tendency to build and build and build, and then. . . nothing. Made me think of an impending sneeze that never comes to fruition. I think perhaps there is a book written prior to this one that would have made some things in this book more meaningful (as if any type of fiction of this genre is ever "meaningful.) At least the good guys "won" ...more

Description; After her brothers are killed one by one, oil heiress Kate Rashid --- now the richest woman in the world --- swears vengeance on all who have harmed her family. Never mind that they tried to assassinate the President of the United States, that villainy ran in their veins. They were her brothers, and their enemies must pay with their lives: British agent Sean Dillon. White House operative Blake Johnson. And the President himself ...

Narrated by Patrick Macnee

Enjoyable enough as a ba
Adam Heine
(Note that I only read to page 62. I stopped because life is too short to read books that annoy me. If someone believes these problems stop later in the book, then by all means correct me.)

This is the second political/military thriller I've read, written by a long-running best-selling author, that breaks basic rules of good writing. I guess when you can sell books on your name alone, you don't have to write well anymore.

In this one, there were two main flaws that bugged me so much I stopped read
Henri Moreaux
This is the 10th book in the Sean Dillion series and it was in a word, disappointing.

In the last book Kate Rashid attempted to organise the assassination of the US President, shot a police officer 3 times and and laundry list of other crimes. Her three brothers were killed by the "goodies" yet at the end of the book, this extremely rich criminal was... let go.

Now guess what a career criminal still wishes to commit crime. Who wouldda known hey?

So basically this book's entire plot line is based ar
If Alan Partridge was asked to write an action novel this would be the result, the language is moronic and childish, the cliches constant and annoying. This was the only book left in the hotel, I should have just looked at the interesting shaped clouds for my pool time entertainment.
Hari Pudipeddi
1/5 is the lowest here or else I would've given a lesser rating. This book has got nothing, except for the 400+ pages and yeah, they do fly away, but I felt what are they flying? To where? No answer coz simply. There is no story just a lots of characters, talking, fighting, killing. End of it.
This book it's not really good, in fact I would say this book is just ok. It is the continuation of Edge of Danger.
If you are a long-time reader of Jack Higgins you have realized by now that his books have become literary cliches and he uses the same formula in all his books. They are simple escapist books that are barely worth reading. I only picked this book up to know how the story that started in the previous book ended.
Схематичен и не особено убедителен трилър тип "четиво за плажа". Ако не бях чела "Орелът кацна" и "Орелът отлетя" и това ми беше първата среща с Джак Хигинс, никога не бих посегнала отново към него.
Richard York
Well, I got through it. Some books are fantastical and some are too fantastical. This is the latter. Like discovering that just when you need them, there are 3 AK 47s with silencers.
Theresa Scott
Sometime I like to just sitting back and be taking for a ride. Escape into a world where a few good guys save the day and we never know how close we came to destruction
Nothing groundbreaking here. Pretty standard Sean Dillon and entourage faire. Plenty of Bushmills and champagne. Oh and a train
Jibran Effendi
By chance you pick this, this action packed thriller won't let down your expectations!
It isn't one of his better written books but it did keep me interested until the end
A great read and lots of action. The steam train on the book cover is part of the story but you wouldn't think so for most of the story.Typical Higgins one of my favorite authors.
Not his best
Richard Miller
Another Higgins book.
Mark Giordano
This book was just ok - I may have enjoyed it more if I had read the prequel to this book first.
Typically Higgins with lots of action and a carefully woven plot.
Not Jack HIggins's best work. Very little suspense, the characters were all recycled from previous books and not developed at all. Hard to believe this was written by the same guy who wrote The Eagle Has Landed. I guess some times you're just trying to pay the bills.
Marcia Brisson  Van Camp
Not the worst book I have ever read, but I think it would be better as a movie like so many other political thrillers. I had the audiobook and the reader, Patrick Macnee was good. Villians were way more interesting than the good guys.
I have now read a couple of Jack Higgins books. I find them a fun read as I learn a little more about how Ops work from the British perspective. Definitely a slightly different take on some things yet a lot still the same.
I normally love his work but I hated the premise of this one: the main character's girlfriend is killed in a terrorist/hostage situation so the whole book is about him seeking eye for an eye vengeance? Please.
The story was probably good, however, I listened to it on CD and the narrator was terrible - ruining the entire story.
Mary Jane
It was a good, exciting read. Most of the characters are from the UK and I'm not as familiar with their system, so some it went over my head. I was fine with that. It was a fun political thriller.
Its quite pathetic. I wonder how it even got published. There is no character development, a lazy plot and sloppy dialogues. Hard to believe that this is from a best selling author.
Todd Woodfill
Great book, love the series, written somewhat similar to Robert B Parker except not in first person. After book 8 the level went downhill somewhat but overall still good.
An action book (similar to an action movie). A head of a multi-billion company is trying to do hurt president of the US, while she can not deal even with a senator.
Joe O'c
Very Good; Continuing character: Sean Dillon and company; Arab woman looks to exact revenge on US and British governments by cutting off oil supply.
Mie and Gareth
A badly written book for children, full of all the racial stereotypes you could come up with. Sores to the hights of the Mariana trench. Awful.
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Why do you read Higgins? 2 6 Mar 20, 2012 02:39PM  
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  • River of Death
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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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Other Books in the Series

Sean Dillon (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • Eye of the Storm (Sean Dillon, #1)
  • Thunder Point (Sean Dillon #2)
  • On Dangerous Ground  (Sean Dillon #3)
  • Angel of Death (Sean Dillon, #4)
  • Drink with the Devil (Sean Dillon #5)
  • The President's Daughter (Sean Dillon #6)
  • The White House Connection
  • Day of Reckoning
  • Edge of Danger
  • Bad Company (Sean Dillion, #11)
The Eagle Has Landed (Liam Devlin, #1) Eye of the Storm (Sean Dillon, #1) Night of the Fox Thunder Point (Sean Dillon #2) On Dangerous Ground  (Sean Dillon #3)

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“shoulder again and she was laughing. “You can rot in hell, Dillon.” Dillon said, “For God’s sake, no,” and half-slipped to the floor. “Now don’t be silly, old friend, make it easy on yourself. Just get up.” Which Dillon did, at the same time he was drawing the Colt from the ankle holster, ramming the muzzle into the side of Rupert Dauncey’s head, and pulling the trigger. There was an explosion of bone fragments and blood, the hollow point cartridge doing its work, and Dauncey dropped the Walther and fell back against the side of the door. Dillon pushed and sent him out into space. He grabbed at the Airstair door and closed it. He turned and found that Kate Rashid had put the Eagle on automatic and was reaching for her purse. She took out a small pistol, but he lunged, wrestled it from her, and tossed it to the back of the plane. She was hysterical with rage and” 1 likes
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