EXOCETIn the hotly contested Falkland Islands, an underground struggle rages between Argentinean agents seeking to buy black-market Exocet missiles and. In the hotly contested Falkland Islands, an underground struggle rages between Argentinean agents seeking to buy black-market Exocet missiles and the British. Henry Patterson (born 27 July ), known by his pen name Jack Higgins, is a British writer. . 43, , Exocet, Jack Higgins, Tony Villiers, Stein and Day, Tony Villiers Book 1. 44, , Confessional, Jack Higgins, Liam Devlin, Stein and.

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He also disavowed his Soviet idealism in favour of of winning for winning’s sake though he was quick to plot a course for Mother Russia as soon as the shit started hitting the fan. Falkland Islands Falkland Islands malvinas. The British re-establish control over the islands inwhere they have ruled continuously until the present day with a brief interruption during the Argentinian invasion. The third phase of Patterson’s career began with the publication of Eye of the Storm ina fictionalised retelling of an unsuccessful mortar attack on Prime Minister John Major by a ruthless young Irish gunman-philosopher named Sean Dillonhired by an Iraqi millionaire.

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Not because it was a classic, but because it was a book that was available. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jun 15, Hjggins Lucero rated it it was amazing. My long and rambling point is that the Falklands, for as much of a comical war as it was, was not a soccer riot turned war that yielded no results. It even has a happy ending, what more could one hkggins. Soviet game of spies surrounding real events, it’s not bad.

Inthe Spanish were at it again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Really enjoyed a story jafk centred around the short war that happened in recent history and which the world watched on televison. The British sailed Falkland Sound in Share your thoughts with other customers. For other people named Jack Higgins, see Jack Higgins disambiguation.

Tensions were high between hitgins two countries mostly concerning immigration, and soccer overenthusiasm spawned a hour long war which ultimately produced no results. Following his military service, Patterson earned a degree in sociology from the London School of Economics, which led to teaching jobs at two English colleges.


He had that type of confident swagger needed for a long term deep cover sleeper in high society. For God’s sake, Galtieri gets a viewpoint chapter in here, and not a negative turn of phrase is used against him. Well written and fast moving. Set in the beautiful Falkland Islands with the war in the background, Villiers and Gabrielle must come to terms with their relationship or risk failure, which is not an option. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Open Preview See a Problem? So, finally, there’ll be showdowns, captures, rescues, and shootouts at the French-isle missile installation, with the good guys racing to prevent the Soviet skulduggery. Retrieved from ” https: Thought it drug a little for Higgins. Stuart Walters rated it liked it Aug 09, I registered a book at BookCrossing. Their goal is to ultimately incriminate the Argentinians in an attack on France for more exocets, embarrassing them on the world stage and causing not only the Galtieri junta higgine fall, but for it to fall higgiins such ferocity that the people of the Argentine swing the whole other way into a Red Argentina.

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Want to Read saving…. Most readers, however, won’t find the imaginary crisis here either very believable or very involving.

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This created the initial dispute between Spain and Britain. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Argentina has set in motion an invasion of the Falkland Islands, and the British higgijs is poised to meet and repulse the attack.

It’s the sort of book Jack Higgins fans will love, and I particularly enjoy the fact that the characters are not recurring ones the author uses in many of his other books. Visit our Help Pages. A Fine Night for Dying. His books draw heavily from history and include prominent figures—such as John Dillinger—and often center around significant events from such conflicts as World War II, the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.


She a self-described feminist with money whom lives a posh somewhat artsy life in Europe subsequently struggles between her loyalty to her country and her brother serving in the Falklands and the love of her life, an Argentinian mercenary fascist with a ten-year-old daughter he openly admits he’s a bad father who’s twice her age. Return to Book Page.

The one bit of praise I’ll give this novel is that I was never bored with it, not once although the denouement went on too long. Mar 15, David rated it really liked it Shelves: The Soviets ultimately take the role as the bad guys in this story. Considerably less zippy than Touch the Devilthis new exploit for Brigadier Charles Ferguson of British Intelligence does, however, have an extra attraction to give a slight boost to the just-serviceable plotting: Cast as the central character over the next series of novels 22 to date, out of 43 published between andit is apparent that Dillon is in many ways an amalgamation of Patterson’s previous heroes — Chavasse with his flair for languages, Nick Miller’s familiarity with martial arts and jazz keyboard skills, Simon Vaughan’s Irish roots, facility with firearms and the cynicism that comes with assuming the responsibility of administering a justice unavailable through a civilized legal system.

A Prayer for the Dying. Argentina has probably less of a claim on the Falklands than Denmark has on Canada via the Vikings.

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By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Higginz Policy and Terms of Service. East of DesolationA Game for Heroes and The Savage Day stand out among his early work for their vividly drawn uack Greenlandthe Channel Islands, and Belfast, respectively and offbeat plots.

Argentina, you see, desperately needs more French-made Exocet missiles, which France has stopped sending. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The ending just didn’t come soon enough.