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Summary

Treachery has a price, in the mesmerizing new Sean Dillon thriller from the Sunday Times-bestselling author.

Helmand Province, Afghanistan: a lone convoy edges its way towards a deserted mountain village, led by US Army Rangers in Mastiff APVs. Stopping to search the area, the Rangers are hit by a massive roadside bomb, and as half the patrol lie dead or injured, the rest are ambushed with military precision. A nearby British medical team responds to the call for back-up, but all are slaughtered when their Chinook helicopter is blown up.

The ambush is bad, but what's worse is that, amidst the battlefield chatter picked up by Major Giles Roper, not all the Taliban voices are Afghan – some are English, and the commander bears an Irish accent; he even names himself 'Shamrock'. Why would he commit such an atrocity, but more importantly can he be found before he masterminds another?

Sean Dillon is put in charge of hunting the traitor down, with all the resources of the 'Prime Minister's private army' at his disposal. The fast and furious plot sweeps the reader from Pakistan to Algeria to London to Paris to Ireland, with many deaths along the way. The stakes are already high for Dillon and company then a familiar, deadly face makes a dramatic reappearance. This time, Dillon will not only be going to war – the war will be coming to him, and he will learn that this Judas has al-Qaeda on his side…

©2010 Jack Higgins (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Urgh - accents

With every character, big or small, having their own accent and the narrater having to pause for a considerable time before each bit of dialogue (to remember which voice he'd used for the part previously) I found this book impossible to listen to.

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Excellent!

Thoroughly enjoyed it.
The narrator did a brilliant performance.
The Story was not the strongest of Jack Higgins, but still good.
Overall couldn't wait to get to the end.
I would fully recommend the book to anyone who likes J. Higgins.

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good

another good book by this aurther
a Dylan fan
always an enjoyable lision
good series

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A brilliant story as usual.

loved it can't wait to get the next book. my favourite series shan dillans the best.

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Another excellent Higgins

Excellent, fast-paced adventure. It's a pleasure to listen to a well-read book - although I still prefer to read myself!

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Good yarn that goes at a cracking pace

If you could sum up The Judas Gate in three words, what would they be?

Great romping fun

What other book might you compare The Judas Gate to, and why?

Most of the Sean Dillon stories

What does Jonathan Oliver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Can't think of any

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nope

Any additional comments?

Great fun to listen to and excellently read, a good story told at a cracking pace by an excellent performer

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Another Higgins Masterpiece

Would you listen to The Judas Gate again? Why?

It's a story that captivates the mind and you just want the action and clever sroey to continue.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Judas Gate?

s and the fight in the Kupra

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Oliver – was your favourite?

He did extremely well with all of the characters but as usual Sean Dillon stood out, great accent and character

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No it was to exciting perhaps when the death at Rose dean took place.

Any additional comments?

Just keep them coming Jack there is a whole following out there ready for the next novel.

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  • lloyd
  • 30-06-11

A gate to nowhere

One of the few books I have not finished, I found the plot had little to no substance, the characters unbelievable, the naration poor ,and not at all in keeping with Jack Higgans