The Midnight Bell

The Midnight Bell

Book - 2016
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"The bell rings at midnight, as death requires it." - Irish proverb
From "the dean of intrigue novelists" ( St. Louis Post-Dispatch ) comes a knife-edge story of terrorism and revenge.
     In Ulster, Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash. Her sons swear revenge.
     In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues in the "Prime Minister's private army," fresh from defeating a deadly al-Qaeda operation, receive a warning: You may think you have weakened us, but you have only made us stronger.
     In Washington, D.C., a special projects director with the CIA, frustrated at not getting permission from the President for his daring anti-terrorism plan, decides to put it in motion anyway. He knows he's right - the nation will thank him later.
     Soon, the ripples from these events will meet and overlap, creating havoc in their wake. Desperate men will act, secrets will be revealed - and the midnight bell will toll.
     Filled with event, driven by characters of complexity and passion, The Midnight Bell is a remarkable novel from the "architect of the modern thriller" ( The Huffington Post).
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780399185304
Characteristics: 310 pages


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Sep 26, 2018

I'll take Jack Higgins any day. I've read all the Dillon series and it still has some punch to it.
Fun to read and easy to follow, has good action and dialogue.

Jun 13, 2018

As time has passed Jack Higgins books have become simpler and less detailed. That shows in MIDNIGHT BELL. His basic stories are still solid, but it's made too easy and things always go the good guys' way. Still a fun and easy, quick read, but not as good as when he was in his prime.

Aug 07, 2017

Disappointing sloppy work from a writer that used to do better books.

May 03, 2017

The latest Master to come along if you keep track of them as they go by plagues Charles Ferguson and his team in this latest book by Higgins, who at least minimizes his use of the exceedingly dull character Daniel Holley this time out. That said, the author should have stopped writing several books ago.

Apr 01, 2017

Same old same old and they were bound to get the baddie in the end . Stock characters and situations. It could work on the small screen, though because that's how it read. I think Jack Higgins/ Harry Patterson should call it a day on the Irish Troubles and Sean Dillon after 22 episodes.

Jan 23, 2017

Worst writing ever. Must be a screenplay.

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