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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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Cast as the central character over the next series of novels 22 to date, out of 43 published between andit is apparent that Dillon is in many ways an amalgamation of Patterson’s previous heroes — Chavasse with his flair for languages, Nick Miller’s familiarity with martial arts and jazz keyboard skills, Simon Vaughan’s Irish roots, facility with firearms and the cynicism that comes with assuming the responsibility of administering a justice unavailable through a civilized legal system.
Argentina has set in motion an invasion of the Falkland Islands, and the Jcak fleet is poised to meet and repulse the attack. I just don’t know which is the original and which is the copy. Thought it drug a little for Higgins.
Mar 24, Jerald Tracy rated it did not like it. They team hhiggins with Gabrielle Legrand, a beautiful woman once romantically connected with Vil Jack Higgins does it again in this modern thriller set during the Falklands War between Great Britain and Argentina. There’s no real protagonist to the story. Want to Read saving….
Exocet by Jack Higgins
Write a product review. Although this is a good angle to the story, and one I wouldn’t have considered about the Falklands War prior to this novel, it sets the climate for a serious lapse of judgement concerning the war itself.
Though he escaped from both attacks unharmed, the turmoil in Northern Ireland would later become a significant influence in his books, many of which prominently feature the Irish Republican Army. Sep 27, Martin Gafner rated it really liked it. He was considered an expert sharpshooter.
This is perhaps the least plausible thing in this novel; that a spy — in wartime — would happen to mention to a spy thriller author about a classified plot.
Retrieved 23 February The Soviets ultimately take the role as the bad guys in this story. With the higguns of the international blockbuster The Eagle Has Landedwhich was later made into a movie of the same name eoxcet Michael Caine, Patterson became a regular fixture on bestseller lists. The British made landfall inand again innaming them Davis’ Land and Hawkins’ Maidenland, respectively.
Thrillerespionagemystery. I actually liked his character. My long and rambling point is that the Falklands, for as much of a comical war as it was, was not a soccer riot turned war that yielded no results.
Retrieved 3 September This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The British Navy cannot allow the weapons to fall in the hands of the Argentinian military, for if they obtain the weapons the war in the Falklands would higginx greatly tipped in Argentinia’s favor.
His books draw heavily from history and include prominent figures—such as John Dillinger—and often center around significant events from such conflicts as World War II, the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Soviet game of spies surrounding real events, it’s not bad.
Jun 15, David Lucero rated it it was amazing. In the Foreword of the nove Rating: To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. In the Foreword of the novel I believe my edition is a newer release with an updated ForewordHiggins explains how whilst the war was going on, he was at a cocktail party in Paris where someone in the know CIA, MI6 or some such happened to mention to him about higgnis exocet plot and an arms embargo against France to prevent further sales.
For God’s sake, Galtieri gets a viewpoint chapter in here, and not a negative turn of phrase is used against him. Patterson began using the pseudonym Jack Higgins in the late s; his first minor bestsellers appeared in the early s, two contemporary thrillers The Savage Day and A Prayer for the Dying  but it was the publication of his thirty-sixth book, The Eagle Has Eexocetinthat made Higgins’ reputation.
I read this so you don’t have to. I liked the ending. This book is anything but boring. As the British foil this up there is an interesting love affair in the story. The love affair most certainly reads like it’s his first. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
The Falklands War pardon my defiantly pro-British outlook is not like that. 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.
Patterson lives in Jersey, in the Channel Islands. East of DesolationA Game for Heroes and The Savage Day stand out among his early work for their vividly drawn settings Greenlandthe Channel Islands, and Belfast, respectively and offbeat plots.
Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Elizabeth rated it really liked it Dec 05, javk Most readers, however, won’t find the imaginary crisis here either very believable or very involving.
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Argentina, you see, desperately needs more French-made Exocet missiles, which France has stopped sending. As his popularity grew, Patterson left teaching to write full time.
Open Preview See a Problem? The Falklands were discovered most likely by the Portuguese as early as the sixteenth century.