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A Darker Place

by Jack Higgins

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Slight better than the last instalment of the Sean Dillon saga but still nothing like Higgins earlier works.

Overall, an average choice for something to fill in your time if you've got no better options. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Jan 5, 2014 |
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'Open a Jack Higgins novel and you'll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powers ! first-rate tales of intrigue, suspense and full-on action.' Sunday Express 'Higgins is a master of his craft.' Daily Telegraph 'A thriller writer in a class of his own.' Financial Times 'The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.' Daily Mail 'Open a Jack Higgins novel and you'll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powers ! first-rate tales of intrigue, suspense and full-on action.' Sunday Express 'Higgins is a master of his craft.' Daily Telegraph 'A thriller writer in a class of his own.' Financial Times 'The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.' Daily Mail

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Dillon and company are back in the ultimate blockbuster from the 'legend' that is Jack Higgins Disillusioned with the Putin Government, famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper Alexander Kurbsky decides he wants to disappear into the West. However he is under no illusions about how the news will be greeted at home - he has 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
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Higgins can still keep me reading far into the night. Dillon, one of the main characters from earlier books, actually had only a small role in this one. Hopefully Alexander Kurbsky and his friend, Bounine, will appear in future books as part of the PM's 'private army'. ( )
  mysterymax | Jan 19, 2012 |
A Darker Place is vintage Jack Higgins: renowned Russian writer and war hero Alexander Kurbsky decides to ‘vanish’ into the west so Sean Dillon and the group known as ‘The Prime Minister’s Private Army’ are called in to assist and protect him.
The Iron Curtain may be down but Russia dislikes high placed defectors and tends to discourage them, fatally. However, all is not as it seems…

Kurbsky is actually a lethally efficient spy, strategically positioned to win Western trust at the highest levels. Fortunately Sean, as usual, is on hand to save the day yet again in a series of derring-do adventures. Boys Own fun. ( )
  adpaton | Jun 12, 2009 |
The sixteenth episode in this series is as entertaining and exciting as its predecessors. The series may have become formulaic but it is a formula that works for me. The cutting between the story locations, flashbacks, and protagonists generates an energetic sense of pace. ( )
  TheoClarke | May 28, 2009 |
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Dillon and company are back in the ultimate blockbuster from the 'legend' that is Jack Higgins Disillusioned with the Putin Government, famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper Alexander Kurbsky decides he wants to disappear into the West. However he is under no illusions about how the news will be greeted at home - he has 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.

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Alexander Kurbsky, a famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper, fakes his escape from Russia and infiltrates British and American intelligence at the highest levels. He has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible, which entails murdering anyone in his way--including Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon and the rest of the group known informally as the "Prime Minister's private army."… (more)

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