The death of a gangster draws super-spy Paul Chavasse into a breathtaking adventure on the high seas - an unforgettable tale from one of the true masters of modern thriller writing, the bestselling author of Midnight Runner and The Keys of Hell. Caught in the nets of a local fishing boat, the body of gangland boss Harvey Preston is dragged from the English Channel, wrapped from head to toe in heavy chain. British intelligence suspects a connection with a cross-channel smuggling ring. But as undercover agent Paul Chavasse embarks on what will be one of the most dangerous cases in his extraordinary career, he soon discovers that this is no small-time operation - and the ruthless men behind it will stop at nothing to protect their precious cargo.
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(178mm x 111mm x 19mm)
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First published in 1969 under the authorship of Martin Fallon, and criminally out of print for years, this is Higgins' super-spy Paul Chavasse re-released in a tense action-packed adventure. Someone is smuggling people across the English Channel, and when a body is trawled up wearing head-to-toe chains British intelligence spot a connection. Chavasse finds himself undercover on the trail of a murderous gang. Ensconced in France, amongst the next disparate human cargo Chavasse is at the mercy of an organised gang, headed up by the enigmatic Rossiter, the coldest of killers. Chavasse needs all his skill and page-turning cunning to stay alive, as he unravels the real power behind Rossiter. A welcome return for a satisfying read. And if this leaves you wanting more, you're in luck. An end of novel preview of Higgins' latest thriller 'Bad Company' featuring Sean Dillon, an undercover enforcer, ensures you'll know where to look. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Jack Higgins
Jack Higgins was a soldier and then a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. The Eagle Has Landed turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fifty-five languages. Many of them have also been made into successful films.