He is the new york times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers, including the eagle has landed and the wolf at the door. Leaving school at fifteen, he spent three years with the royal horse guards, serving on the east german border during the cold war. Dillon is an irishman whose father was killed in crossfire between the ira and the british, leading him to become an ira member himself. Jack higgins was born henry patterson on 27 july 1929 in newcastle upon tyne, england, to an english father and a northern irish mother. Books by jack higgins writers similar to jack higgins. A bestselling author, he is known for more than sixty thrillers, including the 1975 classic, the eagle has landed. Sean dillon is perhaps jack higgins most notable character as he has made appearances in over 20 higgins novels. Narrated by charlton heston full audio book duration.
Jack higgins is the bestknown pseudonym of harry patterson, the new york times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers, including the eagle has landed and the wolf at the door. Since the publication of the eagle has landed, every novel he has written has become an international bestseller, including day of reckoning. I definitely recommend it along with the rest of the series. The eagle has landed was the breakthrough novel for british author jack higgins. Over the next 10 years he turned out at least two or three thrillers a year under a variety of names harry patterson, hugh marlowe and martin. It is set in northern england in the 1960s in an unnamed city. The complete series list for sean dillon jack higgins. On a long island pier, a trusted operative for the president is wounded by gunfire. He has also gone under the pseudonyms high marlowe, james graham and his real name of harry patterson.
Henry patterson born 27 july 1929, known by his pen name jack higgins, is a british. Books by jack higgins authors like jack higgins what. The eagle has landed was adapted into a movie of the same name starring michael caine, donald sutherland, and robert duvall. He is a topnotch gunman, actor and a master of disguise. Their newest book is a fine night for dying and was released on june, 20th 2019. Jack higgins is an english novelist who largely writes thriller novels and has written over sixty novels. Jackhiggins is the main pseudonym for popular united kingdom author, harry patterson. How he developed up the characters and stories for his novels and approach to writing. He calls himself the master, but beyond that, not much is known about the new leader of alqaeda. Sean is an exira enforcer and is now a gun for hire. Its hard to put the book down and it keeps you wondering what dillon is up to next. He is one of the bestselling authors of popular thrillers and espionage novels. Author jack higginss complete list of books and series in order, with the latest. Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site.
Jack higgins a pseudonym for the british novelist harry patterson, b. The new sean dillon thriller sean dillon series, book 12 kindle edition by higgins, jack. After his parents marriage dissolved, patterson moved to belfast, ireland with his mother. This is a near fine copy of this book in publishers original red cloth with bright gilt title lettering to spine,in a near fine dustjacket which has no chips or tears to the outer edges of the dustjacket. Below is a list of jack higgins sean dillon books in order of publication and in chronological order. The official facebook page for jack higgins, the new york times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers. The testament of caspar schultz is also titled the bormann testament. Dec 28, 2010 jack higgins is among the worlds most popular authors. Jack higgins is the new york timesbestselling author of more than seventy thrillers that have sold over 250 million copies worldwide, including the eagle has. The eagle has landed jack higgins in a high tax bracket. The san diego uniontribune when it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd jack higgins. Jack higgins books list of books by author jack higgins.
The eagle has landed turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into sixty languages. Henry patterson born 27 july 1929, known by his pen name jack higgins, is a british writer. The presidents daughter by jack higgins and a great selection of related books, art and. An aspiring actor at the age of 19, dillon takes up being an ira member, seeking. His first appearance was in the book, eyeofthestorm midnight man. Jack higgins is among the worlds most popular authors. The white house connection sean dillon series, book 7. They call themselves january 30, after the date shelve angel of death. Novelist harry patterson, one of whose pseudonyms is jack higgins, has written more than sixty novels. Jack higgins was born on july 27th, 1929 in newcastle upon tyne, england. Born harry patterson, he published under several pseudonyms, including jack higgins, james graham, and martin fallon. But when i told them i wanted to write my next book, to catch a king, as jack higgins, they refused. He is described in the stories as a short man and fairhaired. The official facebook page for jack higgins, the new york times bestselling author of more than.
The eagle has landed turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fiftyfive languages. He has created a separate hit squad on either side of the atlantic to deal with baddies and one of the best characters he has in sean dillon, formerly of the ira and now working for the government. He moved to belfast, northern ireland with his mother after his parents marriage foundered, and was raised there amid religious and political violence. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. His breakthrough book, the eagle has landed, numbers among more than 60 books by higgins that have collectively sold more than 250 million copies many featuring the brash young antihero. Not price clipped and this copy has been signed with dedication by jack higgins on the title page. Jack higgins lived in belfast till the age of twelve. Jack higgins jump to media player veteran thriller writer jack higgins talks to nick higham about the judas gate, the latest novel to feature his recurring character sean dillon. Henry patterson, known by his pen name jack higgins, is a british writer. Higgins began his literary career with sad wind from the sea in 1959 under his real name.
Higgins has been consistent with delivering a new novel in the series approximately every year since then. Jack higgins is the pen name of the author harry patterson. Explore books by jack higgins with our selection at. The sean dillon series began in 1992 with eye of the storm. Detective nick miller is tasked to find a man just released from prison who may be trying to locate his ex wife for revenge or track down some missing stolen money. The sean dillon series by jack higgins is great but some are better than others. Jan 22, 2019 author of the eagle has landed, exocet, passage by night, in the hour before midnight, the keys of hell, east of desolation, storm warning, thunder point. Later in higgins books, devlin acts as a mentor to sean dillon and martin brosnan leads in later series.
The eagle has landed turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fiftyfive. Oct 31, 2016 he talks about his life in jersey and writing with pen and paper. See also martin fallon, harry patterson, hugh marlowe and james graham. Seeing sean dillon as the protagonist of the novels has a lasting effect on the reader, because it isnt often that one reads a book from the view of the bad guy. Thriller, tom clancy enemy contact, coming in summer 2019 following his latest new york times bestselling jack ryan junior novel, tom clancy line of sight, author mike madens third contribution to tom clancys iconic franchise is set to hit bookstores on june 11, 2019. Jack higgins, the author of this series, created a character that would be relatable in his anger and frustrations, but heartbreaking in his actions.
John grisham james patterson vince flynn lee child clive cussler douglas j preston, lincoln child tom. The eagle has landed jack higgins in a high tax bracket and. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. The past comes back to haunt sean dillon and his colleagues, as the new york timesbestselling master of suspense. Day of reckoning sean dillon series, book 8 jack higgins. Jack higgins s most exciting novel of world war ii intrigue since his smash bestseller the eagle has landed. Jack higgins hardcover books for sale in stock ebay. In london, an adviser to the prime minister approaches his car when it explodes. I have most of jack higgins books and would rate them from 3. Jack higgins has woven a cast of characters that are daring and very real in this dangerous world. Rain on the dead sean dillon series, book 21 ebook. His subsequent employment included occupations as diverse as circus roustabout, truck driver, clerk and, after taking an honours degree in sociology and social. Jack higgins lives on jersey in the channel islands. Sean dillon series in order jack higgins fictiondb.
Below is a list of all of jack higgins books in order of when they were. He made his debut under the jack higgins pseudonym in 1962 with the testament of caspar schultz. In the hour before midnight was also published as the sicilian heritage. Jack higgins doesnt stint on action publishers weekly in this new york times bestseller featuring black ops specialist sean dillon. He filled a position that was made available when former ira assassin sean dillon killed the previous leaderand the one before him. Most of his books are published or forthcoming in signet or penguin, and include drink with the devil, the presidents daughter and flight of eagles. To continue reading, get the full word biography in jack higgins books in order. Several of his novels have been adapted into films, including among others the eagle has. He is best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the cold war, and for video.
Jack higgins born july 27, 1929 is famous for being novelist. Nov 21, 2016 sean dillon returns for his twentysecond adventure in jack higgins the midnight bell, and hes taking on the new leader of a wellknown terrorist group. Since the publication of the eagle has landedone of the biggestselling thrillers of all timeevery novel he has written has become an international bestseller, including the white house connection and day of reckoning. Strangely, i have never read this book before, which is where we are introduced to sean dillon.
He has had simultaneous numberone bestsellers in hardcover and paperback, and many of his books have been made into successful movies, including the eagle has landed, to catch a king, on. Sean dillon is a fictional character featured in a series of spy fiction novels by english author jack higgins. The eagle has landed jack higgins in a high tax bracket and given him ulcers. Jack higgins was born on 27th july 1929 in newcastle on tyne, is the principal pseudonym of uk novelist harry patterson. Jack higgins books list of books by author jack higgins thriftbooks. Since the eagle has landedone of the biggestselling thrillers of all timeevery novel jack higgins has written has become an international bestseller. Sean dillon series by jack higgins meet your next favorite book. A candle for the dead was also published as the violent enemy.
The lost temple of sheba is not just a biblical legend. If you love jack higgins s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, coauthors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus. The presidents daughter by jack higgins and a great selection of related. His breakthrough novel the eagle has landed 1975 sold over 50 million copies and was adapted into a successful film by the same title some of his other notable books are a prayer for the dying 1987, the eagle has.
It was an international juggernaut, and the first of many bestsellers. Jack higgins was a soldier and then a teacher before becoming a fulltime writer. Now a new enemy has emerged with a dark secret from world war iiand a score to settle with agent dillon. If you like jack higgins books, youll love clive cussler. In 1995 jack higgins was awarded an honorary doctorate by leeds metropolitan university. Sixty four titles in totalyou pick your books, you pay what you want. He has created a separate hit squad on either side of the atlantic to deal with baddies and one of the best characters he has in sean dillon, formerly of. Sep 03, 2009 jack higgins is the best known of the many pseudonyms of henry patterson. S ean dillon returns for his twentysecond adventure in jack higgins the midnight bell, and hes taking on the new leader of a wellknown terrorist group he calls himself the master, but beyond that, not much is known about the new leader of alqaeda. The author of dozens of bestsellers, most famously the eagle has landed, he served three years with the royal horse guards in eastern europe during the cold war, and subsequently was a circus roustabout, a factory worker, a truck driver, and a laborer before entering college at age 27. My goal was to write books that made money my goal was to write books that made money october 10, 2019 theres a collection of higgins liam devlin novels included in this humble book bundleplus 19 more authors. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Sean dillon is a fictional irish character who is the hero of a series of jack higgins novels.
In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Drink with the devil is not quite as good as some of the others but it still keeps you intrigued. Many of them have also been made into successful films. Jul 30, 2010 but when i told them i wanted to write my next book, to catch a king, as jack higgins, they refused. Youd have thought that what i wanted might have carried some clout. His breakthrough novel the eagle has landed sold over 50 million copies and was adapted into a successful film by the same title. When his father abandoned them soon after, his mother returned with him to her home town of belfast, northern ireland, to live with her mother and her grandfather on shankill road. Jack higgins author of the eagle has landed goodreads.1168 499 1425 52 177 424 1189 312 1495 1118 24 494 1349 222 629 180 937 918 1383 72 726 468 72 693 513 57 234 877 1459 513 545 1426 538 1424 53 947 1347 576 1154 1166 1012 677 937 785