Day Of Reckoning is a novel by Jack Higgins , first published in Katherine Johnson, a New York journalist , befriends businessman Jack Fox in order to write an article on his business success. Fox learns that she plans to expose him as a Mafia member and nephew of a Mafia family, and he has her killed. Her ex-husband, Blake Johnson, an ex- FBI agent now heading a special unit in the White House learns of the death, and he vows to destroy Fox and all he represents. Together with Hannah Bernstein, a Detective Superintendent with Special Branch and Sean Dillon, an ex- IRA gunman and mercenary now working for the British government on black operations , he launches a series of operations to bring Fox down. Their first foray involves causing Fox's London casino to be caught using loaded dice; this has the effect of closing down the casino and Fox's other gambling interests.
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Day of Reckoning by Jack Higgins. A death in Brooklyn sends reverberations around the world in Jack Higgins's thrilling new adventure. Higgins's novels of honor, bravery, and irresistible intrigue delight millions of readers every year, but few of his books pack the sheer narrative power of Day of Reckoning. Journalist Katherine Johnson made the mistake of getting too close to the secrets of international cr A death in Brooklyn sends reverberations around the world in Jack Higgins's thrilling new adventure.
Journalist Katherine Johnson made the mistake of getting too close to the secrets of international crime boss Jack Fox -- but Fox made the mistake of killing her. Katherine's ex-husband is Blake Johnson, head of the clandestine White House department known as The Basement, and with the President's permission, the former FBI agent is about to take revenge. Wherever the money trail leads -- New York, England, Ireland, the Middle East -- Johnson and his Irish colleague, Sean Dillon, plan to hit Fox where it hurts the most, by cutting his illegal businesses to shreds, until Fox stands defenseless before his enemies.
But Fox did not become powerful by letting his enemies get that close. If Johnson and Dillon want to take him on, they will have to face his own brand of revenge. And it is a revenge every bit as deadly as their own.
Day of Reckoning is brilliant suspense -- the master working truly at the height of his powers. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published February 1st by G. Putnam's Sons first published February 7th More Details Original Title.
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Sort order. Start your review of Day of Reckoning Sean Dillon, 8. Dec 25, Tim rated it liked it. I didn't enjoy this story as much as others by Mr. Still, better than average. Dec 09, Jeanette Again rated it liked it Shelves: suspense-thriller , all-fiction. Best line in the book: "You can't expect good Irish bacon on an Italian boat crewed by Arabic fundamentalists off the coast of Syria. Jul 27, Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok Shelves: pc. Imagine a mob family having IRA connections and gang affiliations in England to create a multinational enterprise comprising both legal and illegal operations.
This is the Cosa Nostra and it's headed by the Solazzo family. In an attempt to keep their under-the-table dealings secret, the family has a journalist murdered.
It is her death that begins this three hundred page tale of revenge by her ex-husband, ex-FBI agent who has friends in high enough places to bring down the family by bankrupting Imagine a mob family having IRA connections and gang affiliations in England to create a multinational enterprise comprising both legal and illegal operations. It is her death that begins this three hundred page tale of revenge by her ex-husband, ex-FBI agent who has friends in high enough places to bring down the family by bankrupting Cosa Nostra and killing those who participated in his ex-wife's death.
There is a lot of potential to this story but it bogs down with the sheer number of characters all taking advantage of the situation to play out their own long dreamed of plans of revenge.
There are some interesting pieces like the way in which they close the casino but there aren't enough of these scenes to keep the story going.
This is a short, uninspired novel that feels like it was rushed out in order to fulfill a book contract or something. Either that, or Higgins is running out of ideas. Day of Reckoning is entertaining enough to be a passable read, but there's hardly a description or moment of subtle characterization anywhere to be found throughout. Nearly every sentence in the book is either action or dialog, so the plot progresses at a dizzying, streamlined pace.
A great number of characters sometimes with simi This is a short, uninspired novel that feels like it was rushed out in order to fulfill a book contract or something. A great number of characters sometimes with similar names pop in and out, and it's hard to keep track of who everybody is. Still, the result is not entirely disagreeable. But definitely disappointing. View all 4 comments. My best friend forgot to take this book from my house after a brief visit.
I never return books without reading even it was not given to me. I read it and now I feel he should have never visited me.. View 2 comments. Jul 01, Steve rated it really liked it. July This is my 11th Jack Higgins novel. Heoften re-uses sub plots and details from other stories he's written. The remain "page turners" but I've run into Semtex and pencil detonators in most of the stories involving Sean Dillon. Wikipedia: "A pencil detonator or time pencil is a time fuze designed to be connected to a detonator or short length of safety fuse.
They are about the same size and shape as a pencil, hence the name. They were introduced during World War II. This won't stop me continuing to read his stories. The subsequent stories just aren't as "fresh" to the reader. Apr 14, Jeff rated it it was amazing. Another great review about Higgins with his cohort Sean Dillon.
And another extreme greatness involving the appearance of Liam Devlin however brief. A solid story involving the Mob plus IRA connections. While the previous was not related to main story, it was a great read rega Another great review about Higgins with his cohort Sean Dillon.
While the previous was not related to main story, it was a great read regarding the death of a spouse of a presidential appointee and the great involvement of the GB group. A great read! May 02, Mark rated it liked it. My memory of earlier Jack Higgins books was that they were suspenseful, tightly plotted and with interesting and memorable characterizations.
Might still read it if I had some time to kill but not highly recommended. Mar 25, Amina Thajudeen rated it really liked it. Jack Higgins is a master craftsman of crime thrillers. But often his many plot-lines are found to be repeating. This book is also a creative crime thriller with a suspense twist. The climax has a very good twist and the action- packed narrative makes this book a good entertainment.
The backbone of this story is strong characters. Since this is a character-driven book, he made the plot so. Overall it is good weekend read. Nov 16, Julie rated it liked it.
This is a simple book. Good thing there is a great cast of characters to back this book up as he doesn't develop them much.
Day of Reckoning
Search: Title Author Article. Rate this book. Buy This Book. A death in Brooklyn sends reverberations around the world in Jack Higgins's thrilling new adventure. Higgins's novels of honor, bravery, and irresistible intrigue delight millions of readers every year, but few of his books pack the sheer narrative power of Day of Reckoning.
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