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Rain on The Dead
Sean Dillon #21
Jack Higgins

Putnam Pub
12/30/2014 / ISBN 9780399171949
Thriller / Black Ops

Reviewed by Elise Cooper


Jack Higgins, the author of the famous book, The Eagle Has Landed, has a new book out, Rain On The Dead. There are similarities between both books, including IRA characters, the main character as someone flawed, as well as a plot line that includes assassinations and kidnappings.

Rain On The Dead begins when two Chechen Muslims attempt to assassinate the US President, Jack Cazalet. Unfortunately for them, Cazalet has guests with him, including black ops specialist Sean Dillon, and ex-IRA gunman, and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon. With the help of the English authorities Dillon, Gideon, and company search for those responsible, IRA sympathizers and Al Qaeda terrorists.

Yet, readers cannot think of Higgins without bringing to mind his classic thriller, The Eagle Has Landed, especially since this year is the fortieth anniversary. The plot has Colonel Kurt Steiner forced to take a crack team of commandos to England. Their mission is to kidnap or assassinate Winston Churchill. The Germans enlist the help of an IRA assassin and a South African woman who hates everything the English stand for. This book is a riveting account of whether the Germans will succeed.

Reviewed 2015