Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
Praise for Jack Higgins "A seasoned pro...Mr. Higgins knows how to tell a story!"--The New York Times Book Review "Jack Higgins has written some of the best suspense fiction of the past fifty years."--The San Diego Union-Tribune "When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd--Jack Higgins."--Associated Press "Higgins makes the pages fly."--New York Daily News "Jack Higgins is one of the best-selling authors of popular fiction in the world, often considered the architect of the modern thriller."--The Huffington Post "Higgins is an author with the creative power to hook the reader and keep them forever because of his terrific tales. There are many villains out there, but Higgins is by far the greatest at bringing to life the best and worst of them all."--Suspense Magazine
Michael Page gives a wry, sardonic reading of this thriller, which was first published in 1972 under Higgins's nom de plume, James Graham. Freelance pilot Jack Nelson tells the story of how he found himself on the hunt for hidden treasure in Algeria's Khufra swamp, which began one evening when a woman named Claire Bouvier ran in front of his jeep-naked! Nelson's best buddy and former Vietnam comrade, Harry Turk, joins the quest, which brings the trio into the sights of one nasty Colonel Taleb and his local security troops. VERDICT Page's reading is quite close to a perfect match of text and voice. His pacing, intonation, and energy quickly draw listeners into the tale and hold them until the end.-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll. Lib., Lynchburg (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.