Though born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Jack Higgins grew up in Belfast amid chaotic political unrest made even more significant by his family's political involvements. He later moved to Leeds, where he earned a teacher's certificate in 1958. This allowed him to acquire a variety of teaching positions that took him through Yorkshire and eventually to London, where he received a B.S. in sociology at the University of London in 1962. Before becoming an internationally best-selling author, Higgins held such jobs as circus tent-hand and tram conductor. But when his novel "The Eagle Has Landed" hit the bookstores in 1975, Higgins embarked upon a successful career writing thrillers varying in themes from organized crime to political and military conspiracies.
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First published in 1989, COLD HARBOUR is classic World War II-spy fiction from Jack Higgins. D-Day is on the horizon in war-ravaged Europe, but the Allied forces could still use a leg up in the fight and word arrives that the Nazis are planning a meeting to discuss their strategy. Full of twists and turns, mistaken identity, identical twins, spies and more, COLD HAROUR is certain entertainment.
Along with all his other troubles, OSS agent Craig Osborne is sure he will suffer a watery death in the English Channel and is thankful to be picked up by a German torpedo boat.