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ProductsMore About Rain on the Dead by Jack HigginsOverviewThe past comes back to haunt Sean Dillon and his colleagues, as the New York Times bestselling master of suspense returns with a knife-edge story of terrorism, revenge, and a very old nemesis.
In the past few years, the killing and capture of many Al-Qaeda leaders has left the terrorist organization wounded but by no means dead. And they intend to prove it.
On a dark summer night, two Chechen mercenaries emerge from the waters off Nantucket to kill a high-value target, the former president of the United States, Jake Cazalet. Unfortunately for them, Cazalet has guests with him, including black ops specialist Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon.
The Chechens do not survive the night, but Dillon is curious as to how they even got on the island. What he discovers sends a chill through his bones a name from very far back in Dillon s past. If this man is working with the terrorists now, the assassination attempt is only the beginning and the next time, the results might be much, much different."
Publishers Weekly Reviews
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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-10-20
- Reviewer: Staff
In bestseller Higgins’s lackluster 21st Sean Dillon thriller (after 2013’s The Death Trade), the legendary ex-IRA gunman plays a largely supporting role. The shadowy Master, who controls a network of international terrorist groups, plots to assassinate Jake Cazalet, a former American president who lives on Nantucket. Two Chechen brothers travel to the resort island to do the job, but fortunately Gen. Charles Ferguson, who commands a secret British antiterrorist unit, and his two chief agents, Dillon and Capt. Sara Gideon, have just arrived for a visit, and are armed and ready when the hapless pair launch their doomed assault. More attempts to kill Cazalet follow. A few of the good guys die in the line of duty, but new recruits quickly fill their places. Higgins appears to be going through the motions in this tired entry. Series fans will hope he returns to form in the next installment. Agent: Ed Victor, Ed Victor Literary Agency (U.K.). (Dec.)