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Rain on the Dead

Rain on the Dead, January 2015
by Jack Higgins

Featuring: Sara Gideon; Jack Cazalet; Sean Dillon
320 pages
ISBN: 0399171940
EAN: 9780399171949
Kindle: B00INIXJ8G
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Fast paced thriller takes you on an intriguing journey"

Fresh Fiction Review

Rain on the Dead
Jack Higgins

Reviewed by Lonetona Conaway
Posted June 19, 2015

Thriller Military

Some of Higgins greats characters come together to take out a threat from the past.

Sean Dillion and Sara Gideon, along with a host of big named characters from previous books, fight an old enemy with a new twist in RAIN ON THE DEAD from Jack Higgins.

Jack Higgins reintroduces a character from Sean's past. A connection to a younger Sean's murky and shady days. This character brings along with him a strong young female, that was exposed early on in her life to extreme violence. She could possibly be a new heroine built into a future book. If you are looking for a fast paced read, this will do. Globe trotting, intrigue, explosions and lots of dead people are included.

I enjoyed reading RAIN ON THE DEAD from Jack Higgins, but there were too many major characters in play throughout the book. At times Sean Dillion and Sara Gideon were lost in the noise form the supporting cast. You will need to pay attention or you'll have to backtrack. There are a couple of passages that leave you wondering what just happened.

There is a possibility that the threads that I grasped from within RAIN ON THE DEAD might lead to future stories, but then again I might just be seeing things that aren't there. I hope that you can find your own threads and see where they lead you.

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The 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.

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