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Edge of Danger (2001)

av Jack Higgins

Serier: Sean Dillon (book 9)

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The Rashid family, half British, half Arab, is driecting its rage against the United States, whose president they hold responsible for a series of attacks against their power and honor. From opposite ends of the world, hints are picked up by Blake Johnson, head of the clandestine White House operation known as the Basement, and his Irish colleague, Sean Dillon, but hints to what and by whom?… (mer)
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    HenriMoreaux: Much better Jack Higgins novel.
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I didn’t enjoy this book. I had more sympathy for the supposed bad guys in this book. And since they’re the bad guys, they had to die, and I thot their cause was just and right. Family. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I think Higgins changed his mind about this plot after he had begun writing. He carefully constructs a family (3 men and a woman, all siblings) and then sends them off on a murderous rampage. The notion that the oldest brother is mad seems to be a construct to explain the lack of a reasonable approach. Okay, but if that is so why do the other two brothers and the sister blindly follow? It is a stretch to think these highly intelligent and motivated siblings wouldn't at least suggest alternative ideas. To make the book a bit more enticing, there are continual face-to-face encounters between the good guys (Devlin, et al) and the brothers and sister. Devlin and company continually place themselves in jeopardy (not unusual) to do the honorable thing (not usual). At the end, we have only the sister still standing, and she is really conflicted since she clearly has a soft spot for Devlin and a promise to kill him. Far from the best of Higgins' work. ( )
  DeaconBernie | Jun 17, 2016 |
The 9th book in the Sean Dillion series is an underwhelming entrant. Although fast paced initially and interesting with the lead up to the attempted assassination of the US President it quickly thereafter slows to a mediocre level of action with a large serving of cheesiness.

The only thing that really remains with me having finished this book is the puzzlement at the sheer number of times Bushmills Irish Whiskey was mentioned. Never mind the gun play if anyone drank this much they'd probably be dead from liver cirrhosis, if seemed like every third page the characters were having yet another drink. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Sep 30, 2013 |
### Amazon.co.uk Review

Even in the secret world, there are rules; Jack Higgins' *Edge of Danger* looks at what happens when rules get broken. Paul Rashid is heir to a British title and the chieftain of a Bedouin tribe--his sense of offended family honour is intense. When oil interests trying to break his control of vast deposits attempt the life of his family, and another assassin kills his mother at home in England, he decides that mere vengeance is not enough--there has to be a reckoning that will establish once and for all that he and his are not to be touched. American and Russian interests were involved--and so he organises the assassination of both the American President and the Russian Premier, as well as anyone else who gets in his way. When he hires out-of-work IRA assassins, British Intelligence get involved, and play their trump card--their own assassin, Sean Dillon. The usual Higgins sense of how the world of violence and mayhem works is here, along with some rather touching material about the clash of incompatible world views--Dillon is charmed by the Rashids, especially Paul's sister Kate, at the same time as he knows he is right to fight them. --_Roz Kaveney_

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'Higgins is a master of his craft.' Daily Telegraph 'A thriller writer in a class of his own.' Financial Times 'A compulsively readable storyteller.' Sunday Express 'The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.' Daily Mail 'It's Dillon's likeability and the author's adroitness in giving his character the room he needs that make Higgins's novels so readable.' Washington Times
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Sean Dillon novel about a family with mixed loyalties between their Arabic and British roots.
  amacmillen | Apr 25, 2010 |
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