On Dangerous Ground

On Dangerous Ground By Jack Higgins, On Dangerous Ground On Dangerous Ground Sean Dillon
  • Title: On Dangerous Ground
  • Author: Jack Higgins
  • ISBN: 9780425148280
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    About "Jack Higgins"

    1. Jack Higgins

      There is than one author in the database with this name.Jack Higgins is the pseudonym of Harry Patterson b 1929 , the New York Times bestselling author of than seventy thrillers, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door His books have sold than 250 million copies worldwide.Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Patterson grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland As a child, Patterson was a voracious reader and later credited his passion for reading with fueling his creative drive to be an author His upbringing in Belfast also exposed him to the political and religious violence that characterized the city at the time At seven years old, Patterson was caught in gunfire while riding a tram, and later was in a Belfast movie theater when it was bombed Though he escaped from both attacks unharmed, the turmoil in Northern Ireland would later become a significant influence in his books, many of which prominently feature the Irish Republican Army After attending grammar school and college in Leeds, England, Patterson joined the British Army and served two years in the Household Cavalry, from 1947 to 1949, stationed along the East German border He was considered an expert sharpshooter.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 In 1959, while teaching at James Graham College, Patterson began writing novels, including some under the alias James Graham As his popularity grew, Patterson left teaching to write full time With the 1975 publication of the international blockbuster The Eagle Has Landed, which was later made into a movie of the same name starring Michael Caine, Patterson became a regular fixture on bestseller lists 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.Patterson lives in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

    855 thoughts on “On Dangerous Ground”


    1. I m not a big Higgins fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one Probably that s because it s a whole lot like reading a James Bond novel of whom I am a big fan , just contrived and a lot less literary than anything Ian Fleming ever wrote Sean Dillon makes for a likable, ruthless hero, and this is the first time readers get to see him portrayed as a good guy The book is a quick, easy read it s sparsely detailed and dialog heavy as if it were written for people who don t usually like novels It s a s [...]



    2. I m a fan of Sean Dillon, who s rather a lot like James Bond if James Bond had a history of working for the IRA and selling his services as a mercenary He s my kind of anti hero a redeemed villain who s smart, competent, ruthless and charming, always a witty remark on his tongue Having said that, Higgins style is very matter of fact and sparse even at the best of times, and in the third Dillion novel, the writing seems largely uninspired and occasionally rather sloppy It doesn t help that the pl [...]


    3. i JUST LOVE fERGUSONHE REALLY KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE SEAN.i LEARNT SO MUCH ABOUT U Boats and the bastard Hitlerally enlightning.higgins is good



    4. I m not sure about this one The main story is good with a certain Bondesque style to it you know, the swarve gentleman hero out to save the world thing but I found some of the interplay between the characters a little offputting and not completely right for the time Particularly the relationship between Dillon and Bernstein, I m sure at least I would hope that a Chief Inspector wouldn t allow herself to be treated like some kind of lacky I know I wouldn t That aside, I did also find the general [...]


    5. I remember the first time I read a Sean Dillon novel, around 10 years ago It was just the same excitement and the trill with this one There were some plot twists you could see coming, and some parts seem to easy, but a pleasure to read nonetheless.


    6. I enjoyed this than expected they use the element of old enemies that are friendly which I always think it s cool however these books always seem to be 75% of what happens in 10 pages while I feel like a lot of filler Good though, I ll read another



    7. Dillon up to his usual tricksAnother cracking readJack Higgins punches them out with skill and verve Always a good yarn, decent storyline and action packed.


    8. Start of a great friendshipThe three main characters in these books with Sean Dillon build into an extraordinary team, thank you Jack Higgins Forget James Bond, Sean is the man



    9. Jack Higgins poses a most interesting premise in this novel that the British got Mao Zedong to sign a document known as The Chungking Covenant during World War II that the lease for Hong Kong would be extended for 100 years if he, i.e Mao, ever came into power in China This was in exchange for his being supplies with arms, ammunition, etc The plane transporting the only remaining copy The Covenant to England crash lands in Scotland The action fast forwards to early 1997, when the original lease [...]


    10. 3 in the Sean Dillon series As in the prior series entry, Thunder Point 1993 , the plot revolves around a secret document that the British Government would prefer not come to light In this case the Chungking Covenant signed by Chairman Mao in 1944 would extend Britain s lease in Hong Kong until 2097 This novel takes place in 1993 and Britain is preparing for an orderly transition of power in Hong Kong in 1997 The document would have severe international repercussions A page turner with a surpris [...]


    11. 1944 Mao Tse tung signs a secret document that could delay the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong for an additional one hundred years But all copies of the document disappear in a plane crash.1933 As Hong Kong prepares to be restored to China in 1997, England s Prime Minister learns of the existence of Mao Tse tung s lost document Former terrorist Sean Dillon is given direct orders to keep the document from coming to light at all cost One copy still exists, hidden in the wreckage of a plane on the bo [...]


    12. Another good Higgins book There are several changes of setting, ranging from China to Sicily, through England and Scotland The Mafia makes its appearance in the ranks of the bad guys and Chief Inspector Hannah Bernstein among the good, starting a bickering relationship with ex IRA terrorist Sean Dillon When it comes to Dillon, we find him involved in all sorts of crazy activities, including speaking several foreign languages, diving, parachuting, and rallying, but also peacefully hunting and fis [...]


    13. On Dangerous Ground was an okay book It started out well, with good action and such, but then petered out for a while The middle hundred pages or so don t really feel like they re going anywhere It finally picks up at the end, and goes out with a fairly exciting finish The protagonist, Sean Dillon, is an absurd character He speaks several languages fluently, Is extremely quick with a gun, knows kung fu, and is an expert diver Oh, and don t forget that he s also a jazz pianist And an actor and da [...]


    14. Sean Dillon is a fun character to follow He s an ex terrorist turned government agent for the British Secret Service Dillon is a charming Irishman who once aspired to be an actor, and still maintains his charm in his new profession.This series at least as far into as I ve read is closer to Ian Fleming s James Bond than Vince Flynn s Mitch Rapp There is much finesse, much spycraft, and less of the military style covert operation Still, it works quite well and makes for a fun afternoon s read Th [...]


    15. Another book in the Sean Dillon series The action and plot are fast paced as Fergusons team is sent to recover a lost document signed by Mao Tse tung allowing British rule over Hong Kong for an extra hundred years The Mafia is also after the document As both sides search for clues to its whereabouts Sean encounters plenty of dangers and chances to kill or be killed Higgins is very good at these type of books and the story moves along nicely It was easy reading and enjoyable I ll continue to read [...]


    16. Another adventure featuring Sean Dillion, the former IRA terrorist who now works for the British government on covert missions Cheeky dialog, quick moving story Revolves around the possibility that a document exists that was signed between Mao Tze Tung and Britain, that if the British aided the Chinese in their fight against Japan, and if Mao came to power, then he would extend the British lease on Hong Kong for 100 years For various reasons, different groups do not want this document to come to [...]


    17. The Sean Dillon series by Jack Higgins is really a lot of fun in audiobook form I read the first book in the series and it was good, but the reader really adds something so that it s fun to listen to Dillon has now joined the Prime Minister s Secret Army In this adventure an American with a beautiful stepdaughter and Mafia connections rents an estate on Loch Dugh in Scotland in search of a document General Ferguson and his crew try to get the document before he can There are surprises The viole [...]


    18. This is the third in the Sean Dillon series and the books get better as you start to warm to the main character He is now on the goodies side but still capable of violent, ruthless action as and when needed The book covers plenty of worldwide locations, sub plots and is easily and quickly read with no fancy words just top rate writing Higgins should have invented James Bond, not Ian Fleming He would have been like the character Daniel Craig plays now, hard edged and ruthless when necessary.


    19. As with past entries in the series, convenient for the author and plot and implausible decisions made by various characters keep this from rising far above average But it s still a fun read, and I ve come to enjoy my time with Sean Dillon and company as long as I don t ask too many questions along the way For example, one spoiler ish question could be would the boss of all bosses of the Italian Mafia really only have three guys and one of them an old caretaker guarding him at his villa


    20. Have gone back to Higgins for some summer reading Always fascinated by the Prime Ministers privated army lead by Sean Dillion Actually this was a re read Intersting story regarding the transfer of Hong Kong from the British to the Chinese.with involvement of Mountbatten Mao the Mafia among others As always Higgins manges to inject his own passions deep sea diving flying into the story Dillion is a great character a gentleman yet a cold blooded killer when required A good read.


    21. Another fast paced page turner from Jack Higgins featuring reformed terrorist Sean Dillon This time around, the talented Mr Dillon is called in to help recover a document known as the Chungking Covenant, a document that could affect the future of Hong Kong Elements of the Mafia get wind of the document s existence and soon the race is on to track it down A fun read for a rainy day.


    22. Enjoyed it This is one of the earlier ones in this series and I think perhaps it s better than the recent ones Dillon is at the top of his form and Hanna does her thing well Ferguson gets in trouble and Dillon gets him out Neat premise for the plot with this ancient document, lost for eons, involving China, and of course being located by Dillon Try it you ll like it.


    23. This Author was simple and I thought the reading level to be that of 7th or 8th grade The story was interesting if not predictable and I do not think I will be reading any of Mr Higgins works for a while This was another book I picked up in Thailand, the amount of spy novels in countries populated by ex patriots is INCREDIBLE


    24. it had a good story but can be over the top a times i enjoyed the start a she was a spy and there weird but effective plot to kill the president1 a book that started in a war 2 it looked intresting 3 it had good concepts4 it felt long 5 that plots are plots 6 a book abought the IRA 7 we delay them with a divergan like a truck that will explode


    25. Dillon Fergusonat at their best Now the addition of Hannah Berernstein Excellent story line Dillon s a great chacater deadly with a great sense of humor Always ready for trouble This time he has out done the Mafia and a crazy young girl.


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