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The eldest son of a rich English/Arab background has decided he must seek revenge upon the United States, Russia, and Council of Elders, because of his mother's untimely death at the hands of a Russian diplomat and the expanding interests of the Americans and Russians in the desert regions of Saudi Arabia. The American and English Intelligence Outfits must put a stop to his madness...
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Putnam, Feb 2001, 288 pp.
ISBN: 0399147012

    The Rashids are half British and half Arab and are contented with being one of the wealthiest families in the world. When the patriarch dies in battle, his survivors knew he was doing his job. However, when someone runs over their mother and nothing happens to the perpetrator, the new patriarch swears vengeance. He orders the assassination of the driver, but when the United States and Russia interfere with his business in the Arabian province of Hazar, he vows to bring death upon both nations.

    He assembles an elite assassin team to kill the American president, but Sean Dillon, former IRA terrorist and now agent of the British government learns of the plan. Blake Johnson and the Secret service foil the attempt. Blake and Sean with the support of their respective governments intend to bring down the Rashids one person at a time.

    Jack Higgins writes a fast-paced action thriller that keeps the reader turning pages at supersonic speed. There is plenty of action filed with shoot-outs and techno-gadgets along the lines of 007. Although dangerous and clearly a “bad boy”, Sean still seems authentic. EDGE OF DANGER brings exciting entertainment that never eases up until the very last page for its adrenaline soaked crowd.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing/finding assassin Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil corporation/billionaire

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Ireland Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes

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