Rain on the Dead (Sean Dillon, Book 21) by Jack Higgins

By Jack Higgins

The earlier comes again to hang-out Sean Dillon and his colleagues, because the New York Times–bestselling grasp of suspense returns with a knife-edge tale of terrorism, revenge, and a truly previous nemesis.

In the prior few years, the killing and trap of many Al-Qaeda leaders has left the Revolutionary Organization 17 November wounded—but under no circumstances lifeless. and so they intend to turn out it.

On a depressing summer time evening, Chechen mercenaries emerge from the waters off Nantucket to kill a high-value aim, the previous president of the us, Jake Cazalet. regrettably for them, Cazalet has site visitors with him, together with black ops expert Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan warfare hero Captain Sara Gideon.

The Chechens don't live on the evening, yet Dillon is curious as to how they even received at the island. What he discovers sends a sit back via his bones—a identify from very a long way again in Dillon's earlier. If this guy is operating with the terrorists now, the assassination test is simply the beginning—and the subsequent time, the implications could be a lot, a lot diverse.

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In the NY hotel rm (they turn up again in Angst)—what good’s writing? ’’ Forgotten underlined three times, as if forgotten by three forgettings. To which add today the forgetting that followed upon these notes, interrupted for the time being by the finding of the ................. 16582$ $CH3 10-11-07 15:26:56 PS PAGE 35 post-it. Is this the fourth forgetting? How many forgettings does it take to forget, then to forget, then to forget about the forgetting? I remember the forgotten roses very well, backs straight him sprawled on the couch in room 91 them erect upright legs bunched together in the hotel vase saying we’ve been waiting for you red long-stemmed, showy, stout, vigorous roses, in the room I don’t see them as they are but for what they meant.

It was only many years later I noticed the Detail that gives us access to ‘‘The Metamorphosis’’ (‘‘Die Verwandlung’’) though it is perfectly obvious in the entryway where it vegetates and stinks, the eternal cadaver posted as a warning to the reader. But as it doesn’t call out or moan or squeak the avid visitor sweeps indifferently past the prophetic vignette and throws himself into the front room from which he doesn’t emerge alive. If only you’d read the warning Nothing wouldn’t have happened.

I wept. I should have taken out the lens. 27 the eye-patch ................. 16582$ $CH2 10-11-07 15:26:55 PS PAGE 27 * * * This whole story turns on an eye, now one of the eyes of one character, now one of the eyes of the other. This comment is totally extraneous to the story’s events. It belongs to the Tale. To the Tale, that is, version 2000. Before this date a thin sheet of soundproof glass slipped itself between the story’s events and the Tale. So long as I wore a contact lens (that is, one lens) I couldn’t tell.

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