A Darker Place

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Penguin, 2009 - Fiction - 337 pages
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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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A DARKER PLACE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A high-profile Russian defects to the Brits (or not) in Higgins's latest thriller (Rough Justice, 2008, etc.).Alexander Kurbsky is an ex-paratrooper, a battle-scarred veteran of Russia's brutal wars ... Read full review

Full of Suspense and Action

User Review  - missinglinks - Borders

This story is full of espionage and suspense. The characters are brilliantly written. I liken the lead character to Ludlum's, Jason Bourne. Intelligent, Fearless, and nearly Invincible. I found myself ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
47
Section 4
69
Section 5
91
Section 6
115
Section 7
141
Section 8
169
Section 9
193
Section 10
244
Section 11
263
Section 12
286
Section 13
307
Section 14
309
Section 15
324
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Jack Higgins is a writer and educator, born in Newcastle, England on July 17, 1929. The name is the pseudonym of Harry Patterson. He also wrote under the names of Martin Fallon, James Graham, and Hugh Marlowe during his early writing career. He attended Leeds Training College and eventually graduated from the University of London in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Sociology. Higgins held a series of jobs, including a stint as a non-commissioned officer in the Royal House of Guards serving on the German border during the Cold War. He taught at Leeds College of Commerce and James Graham College. He has written more than 60 books including The Eagle Has Landed, Touch the Devil, Confessional, The Eagle Has Flown, and Eye of the Storm. Higgins is also the author of the Sean Dillon series. His novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fifty-five languages. His title's The Death Trade and Rain on the Dead made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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