A Devil Is Waiting: Book summary and reviews of A Devil Is Waiting by Jack Higgins

A Devil Is Waiting

(Sean Dillon)

By Jack Higgins

A Devil Is Waiting
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012,
    336 pages.

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A devil is indeed waiting...

The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise.

Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon. She has her own deep contacts, but the more she investigates, the more she discovers herself in a very dark place indeed.

For the assassination plan is only the beginning...

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"[I]t suffers from a curious lack of narrative momentum, stilted dialogue and implausibility even within the fictional world it inhabits." - Kirkus Reviews

"Higgins fans will appreciate the well-choreographed action sequences, but those seeking a nuanced view of the politics of terrorism or characters with real depth will have to look elsewhere." - Publishers Weekly

"Although the story line is thin and the terrorists seem stereotypes, fans will enjoy this fast-paced novel." - The Mystery Gazette

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Jack Higgins Author Biography

Harry Patterson has written thirty novels under the pseudonym Jack Higgins, and is a New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door.

Patterson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland and had several close calls from bombs and gunfire at an early age. After leaving school at fifteen, he served three years with The Royal Horse Guards in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Afterwards, he was a roustabout with the circus, a factory worker, a truck driver, and a laborer before going to college at age 27. 

He has degrees from the University of London in Sociology, Social Psychology, and Economics. Harry Patterson lives on Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

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