The Midnight Bell
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The Midnight Bell


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“The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it.”

In Washington, D.C., on a night full of rain, a woman is struck down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. But she is not just any woman—she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known only as the Basement. And she had secrets of her own.

In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is recuperating on a diving trip after successfully helping Sean Dillon and the rest of the “Prime Minister’s private army” defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. But though AQ may be weakened and facing competition from other terrorist upstarts, it is far from dead—and it intends to prove it.

Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, not only in Washington but around the world. Everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives—and the midnight bell will toll.

Title:The Midnight Bell
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

    The Midnight Bell Reviews

  • Amy
    Nov 29, 2016

    As a massive fan of Jack's WWII books, I figured it was time I read one of his more modern novel's. With the threat to the western world these days being terrorism (generally of a middle eastern sourc...

  • Malia
    Jan 06, 2017

    I won a copy from Goodreads Giveaways.Jack Higgins & especially the Sean Dillon series has been part of my reading life since I was 8 years old. Jack Higgins is definitely my all time favorite author....

  • Mark
    Jan 02, 2017

    I'm normally a Jack Higgins fan, having read everything he has published. Unfortunately, The Midnight Bell was a major disappointment. I should have seen it coming since many of the recent publication...

  • Jean Kolinofsky
    Nov 15, 2016

    I would like to thank First to Read for providing a copy of this book for review. Once again Jack Higgins has written a thriller that kept me turning pages late into the night. Sean Dillon and General...

  • Ron Hartley
    Jan 07, 2017

    I enjoy this series, but please do not call it the Sean Dillon Series. He has been relegated to a 2nd or 3rd tier character. There are too many characters to really tell a good story any more. The sto...

  • Tom Tischler
    Jan 01, 2017

    On a night full of rain in Washington D.C. a woman is struck and killed by a hit andrun driver. She is not just any woman though, she's the assistant to the head of thesecret White House department kn...

  • Amanda
    Nov 23, 2016

    I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. As always, an honest review.I didn’t finish this book. I tried, but I couldn’t find it interesting enough to keep reading. Starting off t...

  • Sandi
    Dec 07, 2016

    I can't remember the last time I gave a book so few stars. I won the pre-production copy of The Midnight Bell on the Goodreads giveaway, and was extremely excited to receive the copy. I have read many...

  • Joan
    Dec 07, 2016

    The twenty-second Sean Dillon thriller pits the hero against the Master, the new leader of al-Qaeda, who is busy plotting revenge for the death of the previous Master. In Northern Ireland, a son has s...

  • Anne V.
    Dec 21, 2016

    The usual mess of international bad guys (in this case followers of a new Master of Al Qaeda) battling it out with UK and US Intelligence, including Sean Dillon. Nothing really fresh, but a solid stor...

About Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins

There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Jack Higgins is the pseudonym of Harry Patterson (b. 1929), the New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Patterson grew up in Belfast, Northern Irelan