Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
In his latest thriller, Higgins ( The Eagle Has Landed ) returns to familiar territory with nothing very new to offer. As D-day approaches in Europe, the Allied command learns of a German staff conference to be held in Brittany at the Chateau de Voincourt, where the Nazis will discuss their Atlantic Wall defense strategy. Foreknowledge of these plans could mean the difference between success and failure for the Allied invasion, and as luck would have it, the chateau happens to be the home of an undercover French Resistance agent, beautiful Anne-Marie Trevaunce, so there is every chance that the good guys will succeed in stealing them. When Anne-Marie is incapacitated, luck comes to the fore once again: she just happens to have an identical twin sister living in England who is persuaded to take her place. Fortuitous turns are the norm in this improbable story, as cardboard heroes pull off miraculous rescues, double agents lurk everywhere and villains in uniform serve on both sides of the conflict. The author's reputation for entertaining thrillers will not be enhanced by this effort. (Feb.)
Praise for Jack Higgins
"A seasoned pro...Mr. Higgins knows how to tell a story!"--The New York Times Book Review "Jack Higgins has written some of the best suspense fiction of the past fifty years."--The San Diego Union-Tribune "When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd--Jack Higgins."--Associated Press "Higgins makes the pages fly."--New York Daily News "Jack Higgins is one of the best-selling authors of popular fiction in the world, often considered the architect of the modern thriller."--The Huffington Post "Higgins is an author with the creative power to hook the reader and keep them forever because of his terrific tales. There are many villains out there, but Higgins is by far the greatest at bringing to life the best and worst of them all."--Suspense Magazine