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This article is about the novel by Jack Higgins. First edition publ. Plot summary[ edit ] Katherine Johnson, a New York journalist , befriends businessman Jack Fox in order to write an article on his business success. Fox learns that she plans to expose him as a Mafia member and nephew of a Mafia family, and he has her killed.
Her ex-husband, Blake Johnson, an ex- FBI agent now heading a special unit in the White House learns of the death, and he vows to destroy Fox and all he represents. Together with Hannah Bernstein, a Detective Superintendent with Special Branch and Sean Dillon, an ex- IRA gunman and mercenary now working for the British government on black operations , he launches a series of operations to bring Fox down. The next operation sees Johnson and Dillon join with a Mossad commando force to destroy a ship in Beirut harbour which is loaded with missiles destined to be used against Israel.
Johnson is wounded in the action. Dillon recruits Billy Salter, a young but enthusiastic London gangster, for the next operation, in which they land commando style on the coast on County Louth in Ireland to destroy a cache of weaponry in which Fox has a large financial interest. Dillon and Billy plan a parachute landing and attack the mansion. Whilst Johnson is released, Fox is killed.
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Day of Reckoning
Zulushakar If you read Higgins then you know what to expect — lots of action, a little bit of character development, political espionage. Together with Hannah Bernstein, a Detective Superintendent with Special Branch and Sean Dillon, an ex- IRA gunman and mercenary now working for the Higins government on black operationshe launches a series of operations to bring Fox down. Interesting storyline about pursuing a mafia killer. If Johnson and Dillon want to take him on, they will have to face his own brand of revenge.
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