The Killing Ground

The Killing Ground

Book - 2008
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The master of suspense returns, with a chilling novel of modern terrorism and revenge. For intelligence operative Sean Dillon, it begins with a routine passport check. But the events it will lead to will be as bloody as any he has ever known. The man he stops at Heathrow Airport is Caspar Rashid, born and bred in England but with family ties to a Bedouin tribe fiercely wedded to the old ways, as Rashid has just found out to his pain. His thirteen-year-old daughter, Sara, has been kidnapped by Rashid's own father and taken to Iraq to be married to a man known as the Hammer of God, one of the Middle East's most feared terrorists. Dillon has had his own run-ins with that clan, and when the distraught man begs Dillon for help, he sees a chance to settle some old scores-but he has no idea of the terrible chain of events he is about to unleash, nor of the implacable enemies he is about to gain. Before his journey is done, many men will die-and Dillon may be one of them. Filled with dark suspense, driven by characters of complexity and passion, this novel once again proves that in the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch"Jack Higgins is the dean of intrigue novelists. He has no equal."
Publisher: New York, New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, p2008.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780399153808
Characteristics: 310 pages ;,24 cm.


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May 15, 2017

RichardPaul got it spot on. If you are committed to the series, read it. Otherwise, Mr Higgins seems to have called it in. I don't usually mind his simple action style but when he starts saying one character did something and then a few pages later, credits the same action to a different character, I think it's time to call it a career (or hire a more detail-oriented editor?)

Dec 11, 2014

I found this murder mystery to be very simplistic and predictable. All of the bad guys were Muslims or Russians. Most of the good guys were Brits, and when they shot, they always hit between the eyes.

jcphilli Dec 17, 2012

#14 in Sean Dillon Series

Dec 02, 2011

The Killing Ground ---- by Jack Higgins (Sean Dillon story) c - 2008 ---- This story had allot of repeats of the action type and basically what was happening in the tale. Still it is a good read ---- Untill the ending nearly duplicates the previous story ending: Where the General gets shot in the shoulder. ---- Gave me a Lame feeling of the read. ---- If you are following the Tale/Series, this is a must read. ---- As lazy as the work is! ---- RichardPaul

Dec 01, 2009

Great higgins book. Nice easy read that kept me at it and did not want to put it down

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