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It is night in Manhattan. The president of the United States is scheduled to have dinner with an old friend, but in the building across the street a man has disabled the security and stands at a window, a rifle in his hand.

The assassination doesn't go according to plan, but this is only the beginning. Someone is recruiting a shadowy network of agents with the intention of creating terror. Their range is broad, their identities masked, their methods subtle.

White House operative Blake Johnson and his opposite number in British intelligence, Sean Dillon, set out to trace the source of the havoc, but behind the first man lies another, and behind him another still. And that man is not pleased by the interference. Soon he will target them all: Johnson, Dillon, Dillon's colleagues. And one of them will fall....

©2004 Harry Patterson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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AudioBook not recommended--better to read

The story was riveting, but I had somewhat of a time following it as an audiobook. A lot of action takes place and if you don't stop at a "good place", you may have to go back and re-listen, sometimes 2 or 3 times to "catch up".

As a novel, it was a true page-turner and easy to go back and pick up on the missed details.
Higgins doesn't just write to write - the details are important. And if you miss one, you miss can a lot.

The plot is very intriguing, and scarily believable. WIth so much spy vs spy stuff going on in today's world, this book is timeless...it could have been WWI, WWII or the start of WWIII.
Or no war at all...just Central Intelligence vs Central Intelligence trying to get the upper hand...

A great read! Higgins style all the way!

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Reliable Sean Dillon

Good story. Normal pace and characters. Always predictable to be honest and I feel I could write the books myself now, but still difficult to turn off!

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Dark Justice by Jack Higgins

I am a fan of Jack Higgins and read his books in hard copies as well as audiobooks. Most of the audiobooks are read by Michael Page which were excellent. This book was read by Johnathon Oliver who gives the worst performance of any audiobook I have ever listen to. The story is excellent and follows in the Jack Higgins tradition, but this version is painful to listen to. Mr. Oliver completely ruins the book. Mr. Oliver pauses after every sentence and makes you feel like the program ended. I may have to return the book for refund which I rarely do.

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  • Tracey
  • craigmore, Australia
  • 10-08-17

more lives than a cat

sean dillon has more lives than a cat a good listen but getting a little predictable as the series go,s on but what the heck will still buy and listen to them

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  • Lord Sidney Allen
  • 07-11-17

Great book,

Great Book I am glad I found it in audio format well worth a read if you are new to Higgins