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.