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
Hussein wants to lash out beyond his country's borders to show the Coalition he can strike at w ...more
Στο πρώτο βιβλίο, λοιπόν, βρισκόμαστε στο 1991, όπου ο πόλεμος του Κόλπου είναι ακόμα στις αρχές του, με τον Ντίλον να αναλαμβάνει μ ...more
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
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.
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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.
This is ...more
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
Book 1 (which I didn't like as much as the rest of the series) the main character is a bad guy. After that, he becomes a...well... He is working for the good guys at any rate.
I would term this series as 'bubble gum fiction'. It is action hero stuff with very little realism. For example, their opsec (operational security) is terrible to the point of people may as well say "Well, this is suppose to be top secret but I did have this same conversation ...more
At first it seemed as if it was another international intrigue/thriller book, but it sadly lacked sophistication of detail and plausibility.
The main character is likeable, but his actions do not fit with his reputation. He chooses poor partners, he practices very poor, almost non-existent planning, tells more people than necessary about his plans, and doesn't even check for tails? He is a rank amateur who chooses a very implausible (almost laughable) method for his main ope ...more
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