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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Day of Reckoning by Jack Higgins. A death in Brooklyn sends reverberations around the world in Jack Higgins’s thrilling new adventure. Higgins’s novels of honor, bravery, and irresistible intrigue delight millions of readers every year, but few of his books pack the sheer narrative power of Day of Reckoning.
Journalist Katherine Johnson made the mistake of getting too close to the secrets of international cr A death in Brooklyn sends reverberations around the world in Jack Higgins’s thrilling new adventure.
Journalist Katherine Johnson made the mistake of getting too close to the secrets of international crime boss Jack Fox — but Fox made the mistake of killing her. Katherine’s ex-husband is Blake Johnson, head of the clandestine White House department known as The Basement, and with the President’s permission, the former FBI agent is about to take revenge. Wherever the money trail leads — New York, England, Ireland, the Middle East — Johnson and his Irish colleague, Sean Dillon, plan to hit Fox where it hurts the most, by cutting his illegal businesses to shreds, until Fox stands defenseless before his enemies.
But Fox did not become powerful by letting his enemies get that close. If Johnson and Dillon want to take him on, they will have to face his own brand of revenge. And it is a revenge every bit as deadly as their own. Day of Reckoning is brilliant suspense — the master working truly at the height of his powers. Paperbackpages.
Published February 1st by G. Putnam’s Sons first published February 7th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Day of Reckoningplease sign up. Is this available rreckoning an e-book? See 1 question about Day of Reckoning…. Lists with This Book. Dec 25, Tim rated it liked it. I didn’t enjoy this story jac much as others by Mr. Still, better than average.
Dec 09, Jeanette “Astute Crabbist” rated it liked it Shelves: Best line in the book: Jul 27, Reckoninh Sammis rated it it was ok Shelves: Imagine a mob family having IRA connections and gang affiliations in England to create a multinational enterprise comprising both legal and illegal operations. This is the Cosa Nostra and it’s headed by the Solazzo family.
In an attempt to keep their under-the-table dealings secret, the family has a journalist murdered. It is her death that begins this three hundred page tale of revenge by her ex-husband, ex-FBI agent who has friends in high enough places to bring down the family by bankrupting Imagine a mob family having IRA connections and gang affiliations in England to create a multinational enterprise comprising both legal and illegal operations.
It is her death that begins this three dzy page tale of revenge by her ex-husband, ex-FBI agent who has friends in high enough places dya bring down the family by bankrupting Cosa Nostra and killing those who participated in his ex-wife’s death.
There is a lot of potential to this story but higgina bogs down with the sheer number of characters all taking advantage of the situation to play out their own long dreamed of plans of revenge.
There are some interesting pieces like the way in which they close the casino but there aren’t enough of these scenes to keep the story going. This is a short, hiygins novel that feels like it was rushed out in order to fulfill a book contract or something.
Either that, or Higgins is running out of ideas. Day of Reckoning is entertaining enough to be a passable read, but there’s hardly a description or moment of subtle characterization anywhere to be found throughout. Nearly every sentence in the book is either action or dialog, so the plot progresses at a dizzying, streamlined pace. A great number of characters sometimes with simi This is a short, uninspired novel that feels like it was rushed out in order to fulfill a book contract or something.
A great number of characters sometimes with similar names pop in and out, and it’s hard to keep track of who everybody is. Still, the result is not entirely disagreeable.
View all 4 comments. My best friend forgot to take this book from my house after a brief visit.
I never return books without reading even it was not given to me. I read it and now I feel he should have never visited me. Jul 01, Steve rated it really liked it. July This is my 11th Jack Higgins novel.
Heoften re-uses sub higgisn and details from other stories he’s written. The remain “page turners” but I’ve run into Semtex and pencil detonators in most of the stories involving Sean Dillon. They are about the same size and shape as a pencil, hence the name. They were introduced during World War II. This won’t stop me continuing to read his stories. The subsequent stories just aren’t as “fresh” to the reader.
May 02, Mark rated it liked it.
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jacl My memory of earlier Jack Higgins books was that they were suspenseful, tightly plotted and with interesting and memorable characterizations. Might still read it if I had some time to kill but not highly recommended. Nov 16, Julie rated it liked it. This is a simple book. Good thing there is a great cast of characters to back this book up as he doesn’t develop them much.
Story line is pretty unbelievable but what the hay, I read for fun and it was a fun fast read. May 31, Richard rated it it was amazing. Good guys beat the bad guys. Body count is all ot bad dudes.
Day of Reckoning (Sean Dillon, book 8) by Jack Higgins
Day of Reckoning, is a book dqy by the British author, Jack Higgins and author who has written some best-selling books. This is Higgins’ twenty-sixth novel and the eighth novel in the Sean Dillon series. It would appeal to people who like action movies. This book features Sean Dillon, an ex-IRA person, who disliked killing innocent people in Ulster and hence, left IRA and decided to be a mercenary, who sold his services to various organisations, legal or illegal, he didn’t care.
In his life of crime, he was caught only once, at Bosnia by the Serbs and was sentenced to death. Brigadier Charles Ferguson, who was directly under the British Prime Minister decided to take him out of prison and in turn, Sean Dillon had to work for him.
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Sean Dillon says that he is a good actor redkoning is also a good scuba diver. He is a person who doesn’t care whether he lives or dies and hence, is an ideal mercenary. Charles Ferguson is a Brigadier and he mainly wants to get his things done. He doesn’t mind if his approach is unethical, for example, he doesn’t mind hiring gangsters to take out gangsters. Hannah Bernstein is a Chief Superintendent in Scotland yard and she, on the other hand, gives respect to morals and values.
She hesitates to do anything which is against the law and because of Sean Dillon’s past, she is never willing t apologise him. Blake Johnson is an American, a friend of Dillon and Ferguson, is jcak charge of the President’s personal force and is a close friend of the president and from what I could understand, for him, revenge is the priority. Billy Salter is petty criminal, nephew of an old fashioned criminal who runs a pub in London. Dillon hires him for his scuba diving abilities.
Jack Fox, the main antagonist, is the frontman of the Solazzo family, a notorious mafia gang. He has a lot of illegal businesses and anyone who gets too close to him, is killed. Coming to the plot, it starts when Blake Johnson’s ex-wife, Kate Johnson is killed by Jack Fox’s mafia gang for investigating into the businesses of rexkoning Solazzo reckning. Blake Johnson, who comes to know of this wants revenge. He gets the details about the businesses of the Solazzo family from the tapes that she had recorded and he didn’t want to take revenge by killing him directly.
He wanted to ruin him by destroying dy business of his this was Dillon’s idea and making him run out of cash and thereby, because of his failures, the old don of the Solazzo family, Don Marco Solazzo would take Fox out of the business.
Most of the story takes place in London, but to destroy the mafia’s businesses, the story also goes to Manhattan, Ireland, Cornwall and Lebanon. But for that, the language was very good. I also believe, if you’re not sure of something, it is better not to use it.
The first name was never mentioned so, I assumed that he was an Indian Christian but, he also mentions that he is a Hindu. One thing to be appreciated is the author didn’t digress from the main aim of the story.
This book is not very boring, but there is nothing special in this. It may qualify for a Hollywood action movie and spending one and a half hours is not a problem but reading three pages for such a book is certainly not worth it. I would not suggest anyone to buy this book but I feel it can be read once, by borrowing it from a library or a friend. Mar 03, Anne rated it liked it.
Listened to this book – F Muller – great reader, OK story.