A Devil Is Waiting by Jack Higgins

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...it suffers from a curious lack of narrative momentum, stilted dialogue and implausibility even within the fictional world it inhabits.
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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. . . .



 

About Jack Higgins

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Since The Eagle Has Landed—one of the biggest-selling thrillers of all time—every novel Jack Higgins has written has become an international bestseller. He has had simultaneous number-one bestsellers in hardcover and paperback, and many of his books have been made into successful movies, including The Eagle Has Landed, To Catch a King, On Dangerous Ground, Eye of the Storm, and Thunder Point. He has degrees in sociology, social psychology, and economics from the University of London, and a doctorate in media from Leeds Metropolitan University. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an expert scuba diver and marksman, Higgins lives in Jersey on the Channel Islands.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 335 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Horror. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Oct 16 2011

...it suffers from a curious lack of narrative momentum, stilted dialogue and implausibility even within the fictional world it inhabits.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Oct 31 2011

...those seeking a nuanced view of the politics of terrorism or characters with real depth will have to look elsewhere.

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Above average
Reviewed by Carol Thomas on Dec 28 2011

Those not familiar with previous developments in the Sean Dillon series will find the relationships between the many characters in this work perplexing.

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