The Eagle Has Landed (Paperback)Jack Higgins (author)
Pacy, muscular and thrillingly exciting, Higgins’ bravura blockbuster about a Nazi plot to kidnap Churchill has endured for over forty years. Mixing authentic figures of the time with memorable fictional characters, The Eagle Has Landed is a wartime rollercoaster ride of action and intrigue.
The Eagle Has Landed, by international bestselling author Jack Higgins, is the ultimate WWII thriller.
In the early morning hours of 6 November 1943, SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler receives the coded message he has been waiting for: 'The Eagle has landed'.
It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil.
But, despite spectacular secrecy, there was to be no surrender without a fight...
For in that remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is gathered together. Ready to do battle for a nation against the most ruthless task force ever assembled.
First published in 1975, The Eagle Has Landed is a classic tale of the ultimate act of wartime treachery, and one of the bestselling thrillers of all time. Every one of Jack Higgins' subsequent publications has been an international blockbuster bestseller, including The White House Connection and Day of Reckoning.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
Higgins is a master of his craft * Daily Telegraph *
A compulsively readable storyteller * Sunday Express *
100 per cent proof adventure * New York Times *
Higgins makes the pages fly * New York Daily News *
The master craftsman of good, clean adventure * Daily Mail *
A seasoned pro . . . Mr Higgins knows how to tell a story! * The New York Times Book Review *
The architect of the modern thriller * The Huffington Post *
Unsurpassed by any adventure story in recent years
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“liked since 1976”
First read in 1976 and still enjoyable. A good read with a fine plot, the best book written by Higgins in my opinion.
“Reread in tribute”
I decided to read this book again in tribute to Jack Higgins who sadly passed away on 22nd April 2022. The first sections are my original generic review, alternated to reflect his passing. A new review of the book... More
Jack Higgins is one of my favourite writers. Straightforward stories, good characters and plenty of action have entertained me since I started reading his work at the age of twelve. I've enjoyed all of his books.... More
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