London Has Fallen–or maybe not

I saw London Has Fallen. London is attacked by hundreds of well-armed terrorists who want to kidnap the US president. The terrorists are all over London, and only Secret Service Agent Gerard Butler can save the day. But can he? Butler wastes terrorists by the boatload. Huge bodycount in this action thriller. It’s not up there with the Bourne movies in terms of quality because the main character isn’t as interesting as Bourne, but it’s entertaining, though implausible.  Is London that poorly defended?

Jack Higgins

I always look forward to a new thriller from the master of the genre Jack Higgins.  He usually puts out at least one book a year, but I haven’t heard any reports of a new book by him for this year.  I hope he’s in good health and that he’s working on a new thriller.  His Sean Dillon thrillers are always great reads.  Even when they’re not his best, they’re better than any books that other thriller writers are producing.  As far as I know, the last book Higgins published was Rain on the Dead in 2014.

His trademark economy of style and his intricate international plots are always enthralling and will be missed if he has decided to retire.  He is a great writer, and I admire his thrillers.

I think the first book I read by him was Night Judgment at Sinos.  I believe I have read all of his scores of books.  His Sean Dillon thrillers are my favorites.