American-born and married to a British Lord,60-Ish Lady Helen Lary,the “nicest person you will ever meet” has taken upon herself to avenge the brutal death of her son,Peter at the hands of the Sons Of Erin,a fringe Irish-nationalist group led by a psychotic Vietnam vet and with operatives in Dublin,London and the U.S. other members include gangster Tim Pat Ryan,IRA terrorist Jack Barry,U.S. Senator Michael Cohan and a mysterious member known only as the connection,who is revealed to be a mole in the White House.With nothing more than an old government file,a modified computer and a 25 revolver,Lady Helen makes short work of most of these villains,managing at one point to knock some of them off.One by one,members of the secret IRA splinter group known as the Sons Of Erin are being murdered.The consequences are greater than anyone realises.For in these actions lies the destruction of two governments-and the Irish peace process.Former IRA terrorist Sean Dillon and U.S presidential aide Blake Johnson have been recruited to stop this unknown assassin whose motive-and identity-is unfathomable.Quickly,quietly,before all hell breaks loose.But they are already too late.For in the Manhattan night, a silver-haired woman is smiling.She pulls a gun from her purse,and steps into the darkness.Four down,she thinks.
TITLE: THE WHITE HOUSE CONNECTION
AUTHOR: JACK HIGGINS
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In the dim light of half past dawn,nothing is as it appears to be Jack Keeler wakes up one bright june morning to the shock of his life.He gazes in the mirror and sees a half- healed gash over his right eye and a hastily stitched-together wound in his shoulder that looks suspiciously like the result of a bullet.He also notices an intricately designed tattoo – words written in a foreign script – covering the length of his forearm.He’s alone,his house eerily silent without the delightful chatter of his wife and two daughters.He has absolutely no memory of how,when,or why he ended up in such gruesome physical condition.Jack gropes his way down to the kitchen to call his wife,Mia- an FBI agent – and to find some answers.But before he can pick up the phone,his eyes are drawn to the front page of the morning’s paper.He takes a large photo of a bridge,the guard rail missing,a skein of tire marks on the roadway.Above the photo,in large black eye type,a headline that simply reads NEW YORK CITY DISTRICT ATTORNEY JACK KEELER DEAD.From this mind shattering opening scene,Richard Doetsch takes readers on a twisting,turning adventures as Jack struggles to find out not only what happened to him,but to his missing wife.As fragments of his memory return,and with the help of a loyal friend,he reconstructs the previous night,which culminated in his being shot and Mia’s abduction.He has only until dawn of the following day to uncover an ancient mystery hidden in the depths of one of the country most heavily guarded prisons.Just when Jack thinks he has saved Mia’s life,a final twist occurs that changes everything.
TITLE : HALF PAST DAWN
AUTHOR : RICHARD DORTSCH
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