304 pages, 9.27 × 6.26 × 1.31 in
August 24, 2010
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399155503
ISBN - 13: 9780399155505
From the Publisher
The "New York Times"? bestselling author and ?dean of intrigue novelists? returns with a remarkable novel of espionage and revenge.
A famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper named Alexander Kurbsky is fed up with the Putin government and decides he wants to ?disappear? into the West. He is under no illusions, however, about how the news will be greeted at home, having seen too many of his countrymen die mysteriously at the hands of the thuggish Russian security services, so he makes elaborate plans with Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon, and the rest of the group known informally as the ?Prime Minister's private army? for his escape and concealment.
It's a real coup for the West except for one thing: Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. The plan is to infiltrate British and American intelligence at the highest levels, and he has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible. He does not care what he has to do or where he has to go . . . or who he has to kill.
Filled with suspense, driven by characters of complexity and passion, "A Darker Place" once again proves that, in the words of the "Associated Press," ?When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd?Jack Higgins.?
About the Author
Jack Higgins is a writer and educator, born in Newcastle, England on July 17, 1929. The name is the pseudonym of Harry Patterson. He also wrote under the names of Martin Fallon, James Graham, and Hugh Marlowe. He attended Leeds Training College and eventually graduated from the University of London in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Sociology. Higgins was awarded an honorary doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan University in 1995. Higgins held a series of jobs, including a stint as a non-commissioned officer in the Royal House of Guards serving on the German border during the Cold War. He taught at Leeds College of Commerce and James Graham College. Higgins wrote a war novel entitled The Eagle Has Landed. He has written more than thirty books that have been translated into more than forty languages. Eight of Higgins' books have been made into TV or theatrical movies.