The Midnight Bell
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The Midnight Bell


“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:310 pages

    The Midnight Bell Reviews

  • Brenda
    Mar 08, 2017

    On orders from the President, Blake Johnson headed to London on the Gulfstream, where former President Jake Cazalet was in talks with the British Prime Minister. Blake was told to bring him home. But ...

  • Ed
    Jan 28, 2017

    #22 in the Sean Dillon series. A joint effort of the "Prime Minister's Private Army", an ex-US President, and the head of the White House "Basement" take up arms against a resurgent al-Qaeda movement ...

  • 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...

  • Virginia Winfield
    Oct 27, 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...

  • Glenn
    Jan 26, 2017

    3.5 Stars - good to see some new characters, but the decline in Sean Dillon was a bit of a surprise... A good read to pass the time......

  • Raoul Jerome
    Jan 24, 2017

    OK read, but a bit disappointing. I kept hoping for more of a plot that would tie the disjointed parts together. Didn't happen. It never really went anywhere. At least the good guys came out ahead and...

  • Mark
    Mar 04, 2017

    The typical Sean Dillon & the "Prime Minister's Private Army" storyline...A new AQ "Master" emerges to wreak havoc on the West, but I'm caught up in the "soap opera" nature of the lives of the PM's "A...

  • 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...

  • Tom Tischler
    Jan 01, 2017

    On a night full of rain in Washington D.C. a woman is struck and killed by a hit andrun driver. She is not just any woman though, she's the assistant to the head of thesecret White House department kn...

  • Barry Martin Vass
    Feb 01, 2017

    This is another few days in the life of ex-Provisional IRA enforcer Sean Dillon. The time of the Troubles is long gone, and Dillion's gone across the aisle and is working instead for the British Prime...

About Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins

There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Jack Higgins is the pseudonym of Harry Patterson (b. 1929), the New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Patterson grew up in Belfast, Northern Irelan