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A Darker Place

  • Author Jack Higgins
  • Narrator Jonathan Oliver
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Run Time 9 hours and 56 minutes
  • Format x-book®
  • Genre Adventure fiction.

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What to expect

Betrayal. Conspiracy. Murder. Jack Higgins is back.

Disillusioned with the Putin Government, famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper Alexander Kurbsky decides he wants to disappear into the West. However he is under no illusions about how the news will be greeted at home – he has 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 whom he has to kill.

Critics Review

  • ‘Open a Jack Higgins novel and you’ll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powers … first-rate tales of intrigue, suspense and full-on action.’ Sunday Express

    ‘Higgins is a master of his craft.’ Daily Telegraph

    ‘A thriller writer in a class of his own.’ Financial Times

    ‘The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.’ Daily Mail

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