2001 1st edition; by Henry Patterson (pen name Jack Higgins); G.P. Putnam's Sons publishers, New York; hardbound with black lettering and gilt lettering on spine; dust jacket pasted to inside covers; very good condition - appears unread; dust jacket good; see pics.
"The President was running fast now, in the heavy driving rain of Nantucket, and enjoying every minute of it. It washed the years away, and with the world as it was, he could certainly do with that...And in the reeds, the killers waited..."
Higgins, who lived in Belfast until he was twelve, had several close calls with bombs and gunfire at an early age. Afterleaving school at fifteen, he served three years with the Royal Horse Guards in Eastern Europe during the cold war. Subsequently he was a circus roustabout, a factory worker, a truck driver, and a laborer, before entering college at age twenty-seven.