A Darker Place
The New York Times– bestselling author and “dean of intrigue novelists” returns with a remarkable novel of espionage and revenge.
A famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper named Alexander Kurbsky is fed up with the Putin government and decides he wants to “disappear” into the West. He is under no illusions, however, about how the news will be greeted at home, having seen too many of his countrymen die mysteriously at the hands of the thuggish Russian security services, so he makes elaborate plans with Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon, and the rest of the group known informally as the “Prime Minister’s private army” for his escape and concealment.
It’s a real coup for the West except for one thing: Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. The plan is to infiltrate British and American intelligence at the highest levels, and he has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible. He does not care what he has to do or where he has to go . . . or who he has to kill.
Filled with suspense, driven by characters of complexity and passion, A Darker Placeonce again proves that, in the words of the Associated Press, “When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd—Jack Higgins.”
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeaconBernie - LibraryThing
Sean Dillon did not kill anybody in this book. In fact, he was on holiday almost the entire time. Two new characters were introduced, both disenchanted Russian soldiers. It is not clear how big a part ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing
Slight better than the last instalment of the Sean Dillon saga but still nothing like Higgins earlier works. Overall, an average choice for something to fill in your time if you've got no better options. Read full review