Eye of the Storm (Sean Dillon #1)
Former allies in the IRA, Sean Dillon and Martin Brosnan have chosen different paths. Now Dillon is a terrorist for hire, a master of disguise employed by Saddam Hussein. Brosnan is the one man who knows Dillon’s strengths and weaknesses…and brilliant mastery of espionage. Once friends, now enemies, they are playing the deadliest game of their careers. A game that culminat...more
Non ho mai visto così tanti personaggi (tutti e dico tutti) accendersi una sigaretta prima o poi nel libro, alle volte due nella stessa pagina. Se non fosse un thriller (?) bisognerebbe credere che se non fossero le palottole ad uccidere qua e la qualche comparsa ci penserebbe il fumo di sigaretta, non che io sia di principio contrario al fumo, ma un'esagerazione è un'esagerazione.
The story is about a hit man, ex IRA enforcer, Sean Dillon. After disassociating with IRA, he became a hired gun, for anyone who can afford him. The background of the story is the First Gulf War, during Bush Senior administration. He was hire by Saddam Hussein regime to make a big hit, big enough to startle the West.
The story is quick-paced, you can read it without...more
Higgins (an author I've never read before) has a brilliant hero, or anti-hero if you will, in Sean Dillion. I couldn't imagine having the same respect for this character back in 1991, when the first gulf war was full on. I would have wanted this little Irish potato head tarred and feathered, after being quartered!
But, 20 plus years later, things have quieted down and readers are more inclined to see the anti-hero's POV much more clearly.
the story by jack higgins was not that good.most of his story was about killing his story ,i think is more for adult to read and nt for teenagers to read.this is because i need to...more
Jack Higgins' "hero" Sean Dillon leaves a lot to be desired. He seemed pretty slow on the uptake and always to late to the party.
My opinion: It was alright. Most of the characters seemed bland,but the plot was half-way suspenseful. Dillon was an alright protagonist,but not great.
My Rating: 3.1/5
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