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To Catch a King e-book

Author:

Jack Higgins

Language:

English

Category:

Mystery

Subcategory:

Thrillers & Suspense

ePub size:

1757 kb

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Harper Collins Paperbacks (2001)

ISBN:

0007349335

To Catch a King e-book

by Jack Higgins


Open Road Integrated Media. be had at the beginning of the week. It gave him a chance at the books in peace and quiet, which was what he was doing when Hannah first rattled the front door

Open Road Integrated Media. It gave him a chance at the books in peace and quiet, which was what he was doing when Hannah first rattled the front door. A moment later, he heard her at the side door.

Open Road Integrated Media. Chapter 15. A Biography of Jack Higgins.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). com I'm a Jack Higgins fan. I wouldn't put his books among the world's greatest literature, but for an uncomplicated, straightforward and usually quick read with a theme, I'm always glad to pick up one of his books. To Catch a King" is good suspense, a story about Hitler & friends' plot to kidnap the Duke of Windsor. It definitely keeps you reading.

He had wide business interests which enabled him to cover a lot of territory and lived well on the profits, inflated by contributions not only from the Abwehr, but also from British Intelligence.

He had wide business interests which enabled him to cover a lot of territory and lived well on the profits, inflated by contributions not only from the Abwehr, but also from British Intelligence had a superb apartment near the Jeronimos monastery with views down to the Tagus. He was unmarried, which left him free to amuse himself with a wide variety of women. In fact, he was entertaining one in bed when his doorbell rang. He tried to ignore it, but whoever it was simply wouldn't go away

The Duke of Windsor, brother to King George VI and former ruler of the United Kingdom in his own right, is a target. And who amongst the German secret services is audacious enough to set a trap to catch a king?

The Duke of Windsor, brother to King George VI and former ruler of the United Kingdom in his own right, is a target. Hitler’s intention: to kidnap him and hold him ransom – the ultimate leverage against an embattled and beleaguered British government. But can it really be done? And who amongst the German secret services is audacious enough to set a trap to catch a king? Thriller & Crime.

In To Catch a King, author Jack Higgins promotes in fiction form his own idea of what may have happened during . To Catch A King is a short book, less than 200 pages, a good enjoyable read if you wish to finish something quickly

In To Catch a King, author Jack Higgins promotes in fiction form his own idea of what may have happened during Operation Willi. In a forward to the novel, Higgins admits he believes the duke was an honorable man and a patriot who would never consider betraying his country. To Catch A King is a short book, less than 200 pages, a good enjoyable read if you wish to finish something quickly. You will appreciate his writing much more. David Lucero, author.

Jack Higgins was a soldier and then a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. Many of them have also been made into successful films. Библиографические данные.

Jack Higgins (b. July 27, 1929) is the principal pseudonym of UK novelist Harry Patterson. Higgins is the author of more than sixty novels. Most have been thrillers of various types and, since his breakthrough novel "The Eagle Has Landed" in 1975, nearly all have been bestsellers. The Eagle Has Landed" sold tens of millions of copies worldwideFactdate November 2007. Patterson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Duke of Windsor, brother to King George VI and former ruler of the United Kingdom . Books related to To Catch a King.

The Duke of Windsor, brother to King George VI and former ruler of the United Kingdom in his own right, is a target. Hitler’s intention: to kidnap him and hold him ransom - the ultimate leverage against an embattled and beleaguered British government.

To Catch a King
Yayrel
Based on actual happenings in 1940 of World War II, when – apparently - the Nazis attempted to either lure or kidnap the Duke of Windsor (the former King Henry VIII) to their side. Their purpose was to later have the Duke serve as their puppet English king after they invaded and conquered England which, at the time, the Nazis and most of the world expected would be soon. It is not a spoiler - because it is made clear in the prologue – to say that in this version the Duke plays a very heroic role. (Contrary to his role in some accounts.)
This 1979 novel is very much in the mainstream of Higgins' many WW II suspense novels, but not one of the better ones. It was originally published under his early and frequent pen name Harry Patterson, close to his real name, Henry Patterson.
Involved in the novel’s plot are a young Jewish American blues singer (as talented as Billie Holiday), an ex-pat American club owner modeled on Rick Blaine (Bogart in Casablanca), brave African-American blues and jazz musicians and a highly-conflicted Nazi officer, Walter Schellenberg. In real life Schellenberg was at the center of the Nazi plan, though perhaps without full commitment. There are also some low-brow Nazi thugs and two of the most vile real-life Nazi leaders, Himmler and Heydrich.
The novel is filled with frequent but perfunctory thrills. I have liked some Higgins thrillers and found others, including this, just so-so. There is only moderate suspense here, since you seldom doubt that the thinly-drawn hero and heroine will get out of each dangerous situation soon and with relative ease. An adequate old-style thriller, but not very convincing despite the real background to the story.
Road.to sliver
Jack Higgins is a master storyteller. I have found each of the books that I've completed "time well spent". While he takes great liberties with "what might have happened", he may have given "the King" a little too much credit. Based on other documents and writings, I doubt that he had "the right stuff" to navigate successfully through Nazi intrigue as the Battle of Britain began. The characters in the novel were well drawn and it was fun to watch the author add more layers to each. It was a fun read for a rainy weekend.
Faell
This was an entertaining yarn. Higgins has combined true history with a fantasy tale to keep the reader interested. His books which utilize events during the second world war are written quite well. His early books concerning the IRA are also well done. Lately there has been a drop off in quality. This book is concerned with the plans for a Nazi invasion of Britain (Operation Sea Lion) and the need for a sympathetic head of Britain to keep the populace in check. Hence the need to capture the abdicated Duke of Winsor while he was vacationing in Portugal. Even though we all know how things really occurred, this back story provides a good read.
Vudojar
Based on a WW2 story of Hitler planning the abduction of thee Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Hitler's plan to install the Duke on England's throne as his puppet ruler. A Jewish American vocalist who was actually born in Berlin is the catalyst who brings about the breakup.
Cha
I admit it...I'm a Jack Higgins fan. I wouldn't put his books among the world's greatest literature, but for an uncomplicated, straightforward and usually quick read with a history/spy/thriller theme, I'm always glad to pick up one of his books. "To Catch a King" is good suspense, a story about Hitler & friends' plot to kidnap the Duke of Windsor. It definitely keeps you reading. Very entertaining.
Quphagie
Mr. Higgins was known during his military service for his "unusually high IQ of military tactics". This knowledge and his ability to spin an excellent yarn come together in To Catch a King. An altogether enjoyable book!
Jark
An excellent story, very fast-paced. But the print in the paperback is TINY, which makes it very difficult to read.
I've read nearly every book that Jack Higgins has written. This was one of his best. Excellent plots and character development. Not sure how much of this is fact and how much is the authors expansion of facts. I was entertained throughout.

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