"warp drive thriller"
During the last days of World War II in the European
theatre, Baron Max Von Berger, a sturmbahnfurher of the SS
is given Hitler's diary by the dictator personally. The
Baron takes the diary and hides it in a secret niche in his
home Schloss Alder near the village of Nevstadt. The diary
contains never before released information about Hitler
suing for peace with the United States and both countries
then would invade Russia.
President Roosevelt sent Senator Cazalet, the father of the
current United States President, to meet with Hitler's
representative in a neutral country. Roosevelt rejects the
idea of an alliance but if the truth about President
Cazalet's father ever comes out, it could topple the
government. The president appeals to English operative
General Charles Ferguson and his colleague Sean Dillon to
get the diary, which will be no easy feat. The Baron and
his son hate the president, General Ferguson, Dillon and
several of their friends for their role in the death of
Kate Rashid, a terrorist wearing the clothes of a
Jack Higgins can always be counted on to give his fans a
riveting thriller and his latest novel is one of his best.
BAD COMPANY starts off at light speed and goes quickly into
warp drive, never easing up on the throttle so that readers
never quite catch their breath. There's a dark
undercurrent running throughout all the characters and the
only difference between the heroes and the villains is that
the heroes carry a badge. This is one thriller that is on
it's way to the bestseller lists.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 4, 2003