Pay the Devil

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HarperCollins Publishers, Aug 1, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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In his first paperback for HarperCollins, master storyteller Jack Higgins displays all his customary skills in a heart-pounding adventure with a less familiar setting – 19th-century rural Ireland – and featuring a swashbuckling new hero.

At the end of the American Civil War, Confederate Colonel Clay Fitzgerald escapes to Ireland, where his uncle has left him an estate, only to find that Ireland is caught up in a civil war of its own. The struggle between the wealthy landlords and the impoverished tenant farmers is growing in intensity, and having just fought and lost a terrible war, Clay wants to avoid the coming conflict. But after witnessing the atrocities that the landowners visit upon the people, Clay is unable to stand by. Taking the guise of a legendary night-riding outlaw, he joins the fight against the landlords – and wages a rebellion of his own...

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User Review  - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing

Originally penned in 1962 this book was printed once in the UK then fell out of sight until 1999 when it was restructured and reprinted in a revised format. Depending on your interests (there's no spy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bridgey - LibraryThing

A very different offering from Higgins, originally written in the early 60’s under the name Harry Patterson, it has been rereleased. The plot is set at the end of the American civil war. Colonel ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jack Higgins grew up in Belfast and Leeds. Leaving school at fifteen, he spent two years with the Royal Horse Guards, serving on the East German border during the Cold War. His subsequent employment included occupations as diverse as circus roustabout, truck driver, clerk and, after taking an honours degree in sociology and social psychology, teacher and university lecturer.

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 fifty-five languages. Many of them have also been made into successful films.

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