By Jack Higgins

The action-packed new Sean Dillon novel. grasp mystery author Jack Higgins plunges his highly renowned hero into his 9th experience – racing opposed to time to avoid an assassination that may surprise the realm. while Paul Rashid, chief of the Rashid Bedouin of Hazar within the Persian Gulf, uncovers a world conspiracy to deprive his kinfolk of the oil wealth that's their birthright, he vows to achieve a really public vengeance. the fellow despatched to prevent him is the British Government's uncompromising mystery enforcer Sean Dillon. it's a undertaking that may try out him as by no means earlier than, faced via foes previous and new in a dangerous video game of cat-and-mouse that would take him from eire to the us, and from the guts of the English geographical region to the deserts of Hazar... and the very fringe of chance.

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The entranceway to the wood-framed hall, for those who might be lucky enough to reach it in a fast-moving fire, was narrow and L-shaped and would likely have bottlenecked in a panic. Even with most people sitting down, it was hard to move around. Uneasy, I squeezed through the jam of revellers and tightly spaced tables and chairs to check out the signed emergency exit. Following the EXIT sign down a wide flight of stairs, I was stunned to find a large chain and padlock on the double exit doors.

Or simply turn around and go home. When assessing the risk, think not just of yourself, but especially of any less-experienced people who may be travelling with you and who are, in effect, in your care. Think also of those who are waiting at home for your safe return. So, prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and then go out and enjoy your chosen outdoor activity! DEFINITIONS OF SAFETY AND SURVIVAL Following are definitions that guided me as I prepared the material for this book: Outdoor safety is the prudent use of the outdoors through knowledge, planning, preparation, practice and experience.

The future consequences of using only two characters to code the year were seemingly far off and innocuous. It was a strange irony that one of my last jobs before retiring from IT in 2000 was several months spent working on Y2K. Whether it was boondoggle or reality (the truth was likely somewhere in between but leaning toward boondoggle), with years of advance warning and the likelihood of widespread trouble, hundreds of billions of dollars were spent on preparedness, and January 1, 2000, passed with hardly a whimper.

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