A detective takes on a vengeful ex-con in London’s seedy underworld in this classic thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Midnight Bell.
After nine years in prison, thief Ben Garvald has been released, and he’s headed back to the old neighborhood. His remarried ex-wife and sister-in-law aren’t happy about it, and they’ve asked for police protection. Det. Sgt. Nick Miller, meanwhile, is hopeful; this may be an opportunity to finally locate the stolen money that was never recovered after Garvald’s last heist. But a colleague of Miller’s is jealous: He wants to crack the case himself, and will risk endangering everyone to do so.
Miller’s highly unorthodox methods are perfectly suited for the graveyard shift, the midnight hours when the driven and desperate come out to play. Tonight, his toughest opponent will be Garvald—and only one of them will live to see the dawn.
From the author of such blockbusters as The Eagle Has Landed and the Sean Dillon novels, including Rain on the Dead, this is a hardboiled detective tale—originally published under the name Harry Patterson—in which the master of international intrigue focuses on one criminal, one cop, and a fast-paced cat-and-mouse game.
Open Road Media; January 2017
- ISBN 9781504042086
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: The Graveyard Shift
- Author: Jack Higgins
Imprint: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
In The Press
Praise for Jack Higgins
“Higgins is the master.” —Tom Clancy
“Open a Jack Higgins novel and you’ll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powers . . . first-rate tales of intrigue, suspense and full-on action.” —Sunday Express
“Higgins is a master of his craft.” —The Daily Telegraph
“A thriller writer in a class of his own.” —Financial Times
“The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.” —Daily Mail
“One-hundred-per-cent-proof adventure.” —The New York Times
About The Author
Jack Higgins is the New York Times–bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers that have sold over 250 million copies worldwide, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door. Before beginning his writing career, Higgins served in the British Army along the East German border. He lives in the Channel Islands.