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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jo
    Feb 15, 2017

    Review from Google'The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it.' But will it finally toll for Sean Dillon & company in the explosive new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday T...

  • RSC
    Dec 29, 2016

    Not Up To ParI have read so many of Jack Higgins/Harry Patterson's novels that I feel uncomfortable with a middling review of "The Midnight Bell."I kept hoping for more of a plot that would tie togeth...

  • Merlene Neville
    Feb 05, 2017

    I have read most of Jack Higgins'books, and I enjoy the Sean Dillon books. Dillon is the quintessential hero who always gets his man. After reading so many, one looks forward to revisiting Holland Par...