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East of Desolation (edition 1976)

by Jack Higgins

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Title:East of Desolation
Authors:Jack Higgins
Info:London : Coronet Books, 1976
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Cape Desolation, Greenland -- The wreckage of a private airplane is discovered high up in the desert. The pilot listed in the log and the body found near the plane are not the same. Charter pilot Joe Martin is hired by the pilot's widow and insurance company to fly them through deadly terrain to the site of the crash. But Martin doesn't trust the widow or the agents. Because the widow isn't mourning. And the agents aren't afraid of dying. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Not his best but still engrossing at times.

I think [b:The Eagle Has Landed|295961|The Eagle Has Landed|Jack Higgins|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1347958282s/295961.jpg|2593744] is his best book. Perhaps one of the best books in World War fiction category. If you like thrillers and haven't yet read "The Eagle Has Landed" then you are missing out big time! ( )
  Veeralpadhiar | Mar 31, 2013 |
A book written in a different style and formula than you would usualy expect from Higgins. In fact, it really reminds me of Alisitair Macleans Bear Island.

The plot is simple enough, an ex forces pilot decides to live for a while in Greenland to escape the pressures of modern civilisation and earn a living through his wits.

His life is disrupted when he is offered to charter a number of people (including a beautiful widow) to a plane crash in order to identify the dead husband.

However events take a more sinister turn, with lots of double agents and storyline twists the plot rattles along to a most unexpected conclusion.

Another Higgins classic and as always, very recommendable. ( )
  Bridgey | Mar 23, 2011 |
Good page turner, but story a bit forced and a rather abrupt ending. ( )
  jet1 | Sep 26, 2010 |
Although reading this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, I find it telling that I was over 100 pages into it before I was certain that I had read the book before. Twice. A sober alcoholic pilot in Greenland becomes involved in salvage from a wrecked aircraft for a beautiful widow and her insurance agent while befriending a fading film star and his beautiful girlfriend. Inevitably, little is as it seems and, in my case, much is unmemorable. ( )
  TheoClarke | Nov 8, 2009 |
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I brought the plane in low over the sea and took her up to three thousand as land appeared and beyond, through the harsh white moonlight, the Greenland ice cap gleamed like a string of pearls.
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The wreckage of a private plane plunges charter pilot Joe Martin into deadly danger in the icy desert of Cape Desolation, Greenland...

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Suspense fiction. Classic adventure from the undisputed master of action and adrenalin-pumping suspense.

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