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

  • Virginia Winfield
    Dec 09, 2016

    I had been looking forward to reading the next book in this series for a while and I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed being close to all the old characters in this series. They were well done as...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • RSC
    Dec 29, 2016

    Not Up To ParI have read so many of Jack Higgins/Harry Patterson's novels that I feel uncomfortable with a middling review of "The Midnight Bell."I kept hoping for more of a plot that would tie togeth...

  • Amanda
    Nov 30, 2016

    When I started this book I was confused about the story, as if it was in the middle of the book instead of the beginning. I found out that this is #22 in Sean Dillion series, since I've never heard of...

  • Peggy
    Jan 08, 2017

    The midnight bellSean Dillon returns along with his crew,that BG Ferguson has assembled through the years.This is one of the best of the Sean Dillon books so far.It's called a thriller but could be cl...