EXOCETIn the hotly contested Falkland Islands, an underground struggle rages between Argentinean agents seeking to buy black-market Exocet missiles and. In the hotly contested Falkland Islands, an underground struggle rages between Argentinean agents seeking to buy black-market Exocet missiles and the British. Henry Patterson (born 27 July ), known by his pen name Jack Higgins, is a British writer. . 43, , Exocet, Jack Higgins, Tony Villiers, Stein and Day, Tony Villiers Book 1. 44, , Confessional, Jack Higgins, Liam Devlin, Stein and.

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The third phase of Patterson’s career began with the publication of Hhiggins of the Storm ina fictionalised retelling of an unsuccessful mortar attack on Prime Minister John Major by a ruthless young Irish gunman-philosopher named Sean Dillonhired by an Iraqi millionaire. British military learns Argentina plans on purchasing the highly effective French-made ‘Exocet’ missiles capable of taking out an entire warship with a single hit.

I liked the ending.

Good story, but as Jack Higgins sometime does, a portion of the story is copied from another of his. Tensions were high between the two countries mostly concerning immigration, and soccer overenthusiasm spawned a hour long war which ultimately produced no results.

See our Returns Policy. Its plot concerns jwck a German commando unit sent into England to kidnap Winston Churchilland is reminiscent of Alberto Cavalcanti ‘s wartime film Went the Day Well? Get to Know Us. I actually liked his character. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Most readers, however, won’t find the imaginary crisis here either very believable or very involving. I apologise for the longwinded history lesson, but fuck, has there ever been a better example of one country in the wrong and one in the right? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads higins.



Leopold Galtieri loosely held the government with his junta, and to distract the mutinous public, allied them behind them with the one thing they all agreed on. Lots of fill – in with absurdly lengthy, much too sentimental love affairs. Sep 27, Martin Gafner rated it really liked it.

Not because it was a classic, but because it was a book that was available.

Exocet by Jack Higgins

In the novel, this is not presented as such. So, finally, there’ll be showdowns, captures, rescues, and shootouts at the French-isle missile installation, with the good guys racing to prevent the Soviet skulduggery. Retrieved 14 October Views Read Edit View history.

Collectively, more than people were killed in the fight for these islands and that blood lies entirely on Argentine hands. Kevin Cummings rated it it was amazing Sep 18, Oct 26, Douglas rated it it was ok.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Next came the Dutch, naming them the Sebald Islands. I just don’t know dxocet is the original and which is the copy.

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He proved to be an indifferent student and left school with few formal qualifications. I was curious about it because it came out less than a year after the Falklands War – looks like it was typed up for a quick buck and even at pages it feels heavily padded.


Argentina has launched a campaign to preemptively undermine jwck referendum, because they know the forthcoming results as much as I do. Roger rated it liked it Sep 04, Thriller – Two British agents must prevent a devastating weapon from falling into enemy hands In the hotly contested Falkland Islands, an underground struggle rages between Argentinean agents seeking to buy black-market Exocet missiles and the British officials who will do anything to stop them.

Stuart Walters rated it liked it Aug 09, InHiggins began writing novels. Be the first to discover new talent! Patterson lives in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Feb 07, Penny rated it liked it Shelves: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. This book is anything but boring. Mar 20, Carmen rated it jac, liked it. British intelligence dispatches two operatives to prevent the spread of the state-of-the-art weapons, and the odds are stacked against them.

The next major character is one Felix Donner, a Ukrainian Soviet operative undercover as an Australian war hero from Korea who’s become a business mogul in London. And Gabrielle will find herself forced to betray her adored lover toward the end of the war. Gabrielle’s and Montero’s absurd love remains undying throughout the story and Montero winds up becoming one of the protagonists along the way.