With dozens of internationally best-selling novels to his credit, Jack Higgins is one of the world's most popular authors. His works have been made into movies and published in 38 languages around the world. A master of many genres, his stories range from World War II adventures to espionage and political thrillers. Here, he creates a swashbuckling tale set in 19th century Ireland. The American Civil War is over, and Colonel Clay Fitzgerald is sick of fighting. When he learns that his uncle left him an estate in rural Ireland, he sets out to find his new home and a new life. But in Ireland, Clay finds the nobility cruelly mistreating the common folk. Once again, he arms himself. Disguised as a rogue, he begins to defend the weak. In Pay the Devil, Jack Higgins weaves together all the elements of a rip-roaring adventure: thundering pistols, nerves of steel, midnight journeys, and romantic encounters. And as the final chapter draws to a close, listeners will wish the narrator would immediately begin a sequel.
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by Jack Higgins
by Iris Johansen
by Gordon Cotler
by Margaret Truman
"Sick of war, Clay Fitzgerald takes leave of the dying Confederacy and, with his slave, Joshua, goes to claim an inheritance in Ireland. There he finds his trusty Dragoon pistol just as necessary to his safety as it was during the Civil War as he comes in conflict with the arrogance of England against her resentful Irish subjects. Higgins's venture into that era of history seems less assured than usual. As always, he presents good adventure and careful characterization, but, read aloud, the action stumbles with repeated phrases whose triteness even Richard Poe's steady voice cannot save. However, his accents are good, gender differentiations are respectful, and the pacing is excellent. It's still a gripping yarn. S.B.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"
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