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The Khufra Run by Jack Higgins

The Khufra Run (1972)

by Jack Higgins

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A tried and somewhat over-used story of a broken military veteran who finds himself once again battling old demons both real and psychological. The story is held together with just enough twists and turns to keep it interesting to the end. ( )
  tuffsme | Aug 29, 2011 |
Jack Nelson is a freelance pilot with the horrors of the Vietnam War in his not too distant past. One night when he is driving home a naked girl runs out in the front of his headlights being chased by a group of young men. She turns out to be Sister Bouvier and enlists Nelson and his best friend Turk’s help in recovering an airplane loaded with treasure from the deadly Khufra marshes.

What unfolds is a tale of deceit, death and hardship.

Higgins is in familiar territory with this novel and it has a striking similarity to ‘A sad wind from the sea’ an earlier book written under the pseudonym of Harry Patterson. A quick and enjoyable read, with more than one unexpected twist. ( )
  Bridgey | Jul 25, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425184250, Mass Market Paperback)

Freelance flyer Jack Nelson makes a living peddling his talents to the highest bidder...and now he has a chance to pull off the heist of a lifetime. There are millions in sunken treasure for the taking in a go-for-broke caper tailor-made for Nelson—and all he has to do to collect the loot is live through it.

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Vietnam vet Jack Nelson makes a decent living peddling his flying talents to the highest bidder. When he rescues a young beauty from an attack on Ibiza, he ends up with the opportunity to pull off the heist of a lifetime. There are millions in sunken treasure for the taking in a go-for-broke caper tailor made for Nelson and his partner Harry Turk--and all he has to do to collect the loot is live through it.… (more)

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