A Darker Place

A Darker Place

Book - 2009
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The New York Times bestselling author and dean of intrigue novelists returns with a remarkable novel of espionage and revenge. A famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper named Alexander Kurbsky is fed up with the Putin government and decides he wants to disappear into the West. He is under no illusions, however, about how the news will be greeted at home, having seen too many of his countrymen die mysteriously at the hands of the thuggish Russian security services, so he makes elaborate plans with Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon, and the rest of the group known informally as the Prime Minister's private army for his escape and concealment. It's a real coup for the West except for one thing: Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. The plan is to infiltrate British and American intelligence at the highest levels, and he has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible. He does not care what he has to do or where he has to go . . . or who he has to kill. Filled with suspense, driven by characters of complexity and passion, A Darker Place once again proves that, in the words of the Associated Press, When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd--Jack Higgins.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009.
ISBN: 9780399155505
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 24 cm.


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jcphilli Dec 17, 2012

#16 in Sean Dillon series

Dec 02, 2011

A Darker Place ---- by Jack Higgins c - 2009 (Sean Dillon story) ---- Four stars ---- Lots of action, with excellent character background builds and struggles in thier present lives. ----
The preceding, Novel: 'Rough Justice' is a need to read story. ---- Enjoy! ---- ( Finished 1-17-12 )RichardPaul

Nov 21, 2011

This book’s got more twists and turns to it than a wrigglin’ dew worm on a fishin’ hook. Higgins keeps you guessing all along: who’s the good guy --- or is he the bad guy? --- right up till the end. It’s about the post cold war espionage rivalry between the West and what’s left of the former USSR. This book satisfies: the bad guys get their just deserts at the end of the Walther barrel of the good guy. The reading is exciting and it becomes more so the further you get in this book. Happy reading.


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