A Darker Place

Narrated by: Michael Page
Series: Sean Dillon, Book 16
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper named Alexander Kurbsky has gotten fed up with the Putin government, and decides he wants to "disappear" into the West. He is under no illusions, however, about how the news will be greeted at home, having seen too many of his countrymen die mysteriously at the hands of the thuggish Russian security services, so he makes elaborate plans with Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon and the rest of the group known informally as the "Prime Minister's private army" for his escape and concealment.

It's a real coup for the West except for one thing: Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. The plan is to infiltrate British and American intelligence at the highest levels, and he has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible. He does not care what he has to do or where he has to go...or whom he has to kill.

©2009 Jack Higgins (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd - Jack Higgins." ( Associated Press)

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    4 out of 5 stars

Best Jack Higgins book in several years

I 've been a huge Jack Higgins fan for over 20 years. The last several Sean Dillon books that I've read repeated too many of the same formula elements, i.e. the boat ride to Ireland, plane landing in the sea, Blake Johnson getting ambushed, the same quote from Heidegger about resolute living and Dillon getting saved by his titanium waistcoat. A Darker Place does repeat most of these leitmotifs but it goes further and explores many new elements.

Sean Dillion is relegated to a relatively minor role. He is in the story throughout, but in the back row of the characters. My interest in the next book in the series is high because of the introduction of one or more new characters that I think can enrichen the cast of usual characters.

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Enjoy Sean Dillon

Glad Sean finally has a girl friend. He's reason I keep reading the books although he's not as prominent as he used to be. It was nice to see how Roper was injured.

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  • 10-12-18

very good book with suspense & brilliant imagery!

I started reading Jack Higgins over 10 years ago but never listens to one of his books until a few months ago now when I suggested him as a good read to my husband. Very good book with suspense & brilliant imagery! It is non-stop action and never ending sabotage or betrayal between countries and within groups with so many twists and turns.I have become addicted thanks to road trips with my husband listening instead of reading to finish and not stop listening. 😘 The characters from a narrative stand point are well defined which I think is not an easy thing to do for one person reading the voices of often 9 or more characters with various nationalities. It's a truly talented person to pull that off and the reader to forget that it is one person reading the character and not actually a bunch of real people 😉