In the Hour before Midnight

In the Hour before Midnight

by Jack Higgins

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In the world of the Mafia, sometimes death is the only way out....

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ISBN-13: 9780425176313
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.

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In the Hour before Midnight 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coming across a nice old copy of this thrillings Higgins novel, I ran through it, in a good old Jack fashion. The story spins around Stacy Wyatt and espacially the relation that swells up between him and his rescuer Sean Burk is giving a great back ground for this atmospheric classic. The setting on Sicily is gripping and full of deceipt with saw-off shotguns that give off the scent of gun powder. What truly makes this novel a classic Higgins is the rawness of it. The deceipt, the torture, the pain and vengence feel real and the plot spins and spins untill the very last page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis was my 1st jack higgins book after it was rated high and reccommended. I started it and finished it in 2 days. Since mario puzo no other author gave me a thriller that keeps you to the topic and doesnt lett u go until the story ends. Very RECOMMENEDed
Bridgey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Hour Before Midnight ¿ Jack Higgins ****Plot is typical Higgins. A trained killer is rescued from a prison in order to undertake a job that only he can do. He has to rescue a millionaires stepdaughter who has been kidnapped and is being held in the Sicilian mountains. As always, he is a hired killer, only working for money.He has been rescued by a group of friends that he used to work with, almost a vigilante group that have since parted ways.As is usual with Higgins the plot twists and turns along with nothing as it first seems. With mafia involvement you can expect plenty of killing action, torture & honour.The main character turns out to be the nephew of the mafia boss and must rely on all his training in order to come out of the mission alive. It seems everything he has been told has been a lie, but now he must unravel then truth from the bizarre circumstances he has found himself in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the author's concise presentation of a tale that was engrossing without excessive background information. A truly entertaining read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Having come across this book, I thought I would give it a try. Bad choice on my part. The characters are unbelievable, and the reader continues to think of them as someone in the author's imagination rather than real characters during the story. The author needs to 'know' his subject. With statements such as; '... I learned that I acted instinctively like a real professional who always aims for the shooting hand with his first bullet, knowing that a dying man can still get off a shot at him.' Really! Give me a break. A 'professional' is not some John Wayne. A professional shoots for body mass and lots of it. The author has seen too many cowboy movies and totally spoiled this book from page 22 onwards. The characters are totally unbelievable. Not worth the read.