The Midnight Bell

The Midnight Bell

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“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
ISBN:0399185305
Format Type:
Number of Pages:310 pages

    The Midnight Bell Reviews

  • Brenda

    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

    #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

    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

    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...

  • Raoul Jerome

    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...

  • Kristin R

    I didn't really enjoy this book in the series. Maybe Sean Dillon has run his course. The plot was pretty weak......

  • Joann Pilachowski

    Sean Dillon and his company of friends delight and fascinate me. Higgins' novels never fail to please!...

  • Glenn

    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......

  • Denise Dougherty

    Didn't listen to the last disk - didn't care how it ended. Disappointed. There was a time when I read many Jack Higgins books. The Eagle Has Landed was one of the few books I actually read twice - the...

  • Denise Dougherty

    DNF so only one star. There was a time when I quickly read through all the latest Jack Higgins books. One of the few books I read twice was The Eagle Has Landed. But Midnight Bell was a real clanger f...