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Rough Justice (Sean Dillon #15)

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,178 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
PDispatched by the President to report on the state of troubled Kosovo, his trusted agent Blake Johnson runs into a military man there named Harry Miller, who has the same task from the British Prime Minister. They band together just in time to stop a Russian officer from torching a mosque #151; or rather, Miller stops him, with a bullet to the forehead.PThis action will h ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 19th 2008 by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated (first published January 1st 2008)
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Apr 17, 2010 ==Anne== rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hate to give anything a one star rating but I had such a difficult time with this book. There were just WAY too many characters introduced. It was like walking down a busy street and meeting every single person and learning at least two things about them. The problem is after meeting them and thinking ok, here's where the book gets going - no, it didn't. Just kept meeting character after character and then not seeing them in the story again. Just get on with the plot - enough with the 2100 cha ...more
Diane Large
Jul 16, 2015 Diane Large rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did not finish this book. Too many characters, very confusing, and all over the place.
Bryan Higgs
Aug 19, 2012 Bryan Higgs rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
I decided it was time for me to read a "trashy novel", had a bunch of Jack Higgins novels lying around, and picked this one up. It is certainly a trashy novel. The characters were shallow and black-and-white, the dialog was completely off for the situation, and the plot (so-called) was a complete disaster. I actually made it to the end, but that was surprising.

This is the second Jack Higgins novel I've read in the past month or two, and neither of them was worth the time to read. I just get the
Aug 30, 2013 Will rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Action adventure junkies
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An introduction to a new character to Ferguson's they confront a threat to the new character and the group themselves...enemies from all side including radical Jihadists, old Irish revolutionaries and the rising Russians...I think I've read this one earlier in one of my reading flurries & forgot to include it in Goodreads...really not my fault...keeping track of Jack Higgin's titles is as troubling as keeping track of Dick Francis' titles
Feb 19, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#15 in the Sean Dillon series.

Sean Dillon and the Prime Ministers secret force are joined by Harry Miller, an MP who has performed delicate missions for the PM. With assistance from Blake Johnson, the team tackles the Islamists, Russians and ex-IRA terrorists whose common link is The Broker. Miller's actress wife is killed in an attempt to assassinate him and his sister Monica is attracted to Dillon.
Craig Leimkuehler
For a high school freshman this was an ambitious novel....but wait this was written by a middle aged man with multiple degrees and a successful track record. For me this was so badly written it almost a parody. The characters are one dimensional and unbelieveable. A member of the British Parliment is a spy in his spare time who kills evil doers while his wife is an acclaimed actress and the press doesn't notice. Villains fold with a stern warning and an angry glare or they are shot between the e ...more
James Saunders
Jan 05, 2015 James Saunders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rough Justice

When I started to read this book I haven't stopped till I finished the book. Some action thrillers I can read some, do something else, read some more,read the newspaper and finish the book. With Jack Higgins' books the first time through I read till it's finished. Most certainly I recommend the book.
Jan 19, 2011 Leo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mi6
Starts out with Harry Miller, retired Major member of parliament,meeting with his counterpart Blake Johnson, who works in the basement of the White House hookd up together in Kosovo where Harry shot a Russian Captain who had cross boundaries and was abusing some of the Muslim pesants. Once back in London the Prime Minister asked Harry to join forces with Gen. Fergusons group (Roper,the Salters,Dillon) The action goes back and forth from the Al Quaida to the Russians in their interest to become a ...more
Henri Moreaux
If you haven't given up already on the Sean Dillon series due to the lacklustre writing then you might be surprised to find the franchise is refreshed in this novel with the entry of a new character - Harry Miller.

Your surprise however is quickly subdued upon the realisation that other than a new character the plot line and characters are still one dimensional and dull. Witty "off the cuff" remarks suddenly seem not so witty and off the cuff when you can remember them being used in prior novels
Nick Park
Aug 29, 2015 Nick Park rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Absolute tripe. One dimensional characters. Unbelievable plot involving supposedly high-level secret agents who are indescribably amateurish and dim.
Duan Anderson
Jan 23, 2016 Duan Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A page turner. British cast and story line, so hard time figuring out some phrases and locations. Would have been easier with maps included.
Allan Robertson
Feb 15, 2015 Allan Robertson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this series rarely disappoints. this book certainly does not.. I like the way the story with the broker HSS ran through the series. 15 down and 6 to go. give it a go.
I hadn't read any Jack Higgins novels since I was about 14, and I'm not certain if either this was a poorer novel than those I had read then, or if my critical faculties have grown that much since, but I was not particularly satisfied with this novel. It's an easy read, to its detriment; the political intriguing is shallow, the prose is not particularly good, and it goes far too fast for its own good. I felt like I was reading a decent fanfiction, not a published novel. Disappointing, in that I ...more
Jan 29, 2016 Kissmekate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Schon mein dritter Buchabbruch in diesem Jahr. Ich hoffe, das geht nicht so weiter!
Navanwita Sachdev
It drags a lot. Could be crispier. But I like the characters.
Jan 26, 2016 Penni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very quick paced and action packed.
Feb 11, 2012 Jeanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: higgins_jack
Unless you're inclined to go all the way back to the first appearance of Sean Dillon as Higgins' protagonist, this is a good place to jump in (it's #15) as a couple of new characters are introduced giving Ferguson's British group a bit more depth and adding another link to their connection to the US President. I read the next in the series before reading this one without losing much in the way of the backstory but hope to proceed through the series in order.... oh to live in a place with a huge ...more
Jul 13, 2014 Gaz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Way too slow. 150 pages in and highlight of the book so far is dull. Boorrrriiiinnnnggggg
Jun 28, 2009 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first time reading Jack Higgins. It was interesting, not great, but the pace was fast and the dialogue flowed quickly. The whiskey flowed too -- these guys drink so much I felt lightheaded sometimes. I would have liked more character development -- by the halfway point, I couldn't keep them all straight. Some of the characters seemed like cardboard cutouts. But, all in all, a good read for a vacation.
Sep 06, 2010 Cheeky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was my first Jack Higgins' book and I was looking forward to it. However I couldn't even finished it because the introduction of characters were confusing. Maybe if I choose another book to be introduced to Sean Dillon and find him more compelling. I'll definitely try another one of his books again since his style of writing is wonderful and compelling.
Oct 07, 2012 Marcia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It took me forever to get all of the characters straight as they weren't introduced to the story very carefully. Too, Mr. Higgins' writing style is mediocre. To give an example, one of his lines in the story was "A good time was had by all." I just think a well known author should avoid common sayings that one might read in a letter from a friend or a family member.
I have read almost everything written by Jack aka Harry Patterson and I must say the last few books have been disappointing. NOT THIS ONE!!! I loved it! From the very first page to the last. Sean Dillon is one of my all time favorite characters. I know this was not about him persay, but I loved the twists and turns. It is about time!
Same old same old, with Higgins, why do I think each book just might be different. If you have read any of his Sean Dillion books you have read this one, a new character, or rather a new name, but not really, is it really necessary to have 2 Harry's and 2 Monica's. I think this time I will mean it when I say I am done with HIggins.
Jan 30, 2010 Carrol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started out slowly but did pick up about halfway through. As with many of Higgins books this one had Sean Dillon, former IRA assassin now British agent as one of the main characters. There is international intrigue and a bit of a love story. It was interesting but to me a lot of Higgins books are pretty similar....
I enjoyed the book, but, then again, I enjoy all the books of this series. This is another one in the Sean Dillon series. This time, however, he introduces a new character, Major Harry Miller, and this creates a new dynamic. For anyone reading Jack Higgins or this series, you will find this a great read.
Tim Dudek
Read this while on a series of flights across the country. The guy in front of me left it on his seat. Not a great read by any stretch, but it contained enough action and interest to fill the time on the plane and the layovers in between. Shallow characters and unrealistic plot development abound.
Steve Schlutow
I did not think this was one of Higgin's better books. I get the book is a popcorn spy-novel, fast-paced, and enjoyable fiction.. This book was to far fetched especially in the beginning.. As the story progressed I did enjoy it (I forgot how the story began), thus I gave it two stars.
Nov 08, 2008 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have almost always enjoyed the adventure/spy novels written by Jack Higgins, but there was a disappointment to this - all action and little delving into motivations. It really did hinge upon one having read many of his previous novels to create a deeper perspective of the main characters.
Sep 30, 2010 Alan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story lines as usual, Jack has a wonderful imagination and terse prose. The only thing that bugs me about his writing, is that they are all to a formula and there is so little depth to anything. He writes as few words as possible, very similar to James Patterson his American cousin.
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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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