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From the bestselling author of The Eagle has Landedand The Eagle has Flown comes a superbly crafted, classic cat-and-mouse tale of murder, love, music, and revenge that sweeps across a colorful, international landscape. "Unadulterated macho adventure (and) suspense."--Houston Post. Reissue....

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ISBN : 9985650662
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 198 Pages
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Soolo Reviews

  • George K.
    2019-03-06 06:49

    "Ο σολίστας", εκδόσεις Bell.Δεύτερο βιβλίο του Τζακ Χίγκινς που διαβάζω φέτος, πέμπτο συνολικά. Τον Απρίλιο διάβασα το πιο πολυδιαβασμένο και ίσως το καλύτερο μυθιστόρημα του συγγραφέα, το κλασικό "Ο αετός άγγιξε τη γη", το οποίο με ξετρέλανε. Τώρα δεν έγινε ακριβώς το ίδιο με το "Ο σολίστας", όμως χωρίς αμφιβολία έμεινα ικανοποιημένος. Η ώρα πέρασε γρήγορα και, πάνω απ'όλα, ευχάριστα, ενώ απόλαυσα σε μεγάλο βαθμό δράση και ένταση.Δεκαετία του '70. Ο ελληνικής καταγωγής Τζον Μιχάλης είναι ένας μεγάλος πιανίστας, που έχει δώσει παραστάσεις στα καλύτερα μέγαρα μουσικής της Ευρώπης (και όχι μόνο). Τυχαίνει όμως να είναι και ένας ψυχρός εκτελεστής, με δύσκολα παιδικά χρόνια, που στο παρελθόν ήταν και στρατιώτης της Λεγεώνας των Ξένων. Σκοτώνει υπουργούς, επιχειρηματίες, στρατιωτικούς και άλλους επιφανείς άντρες, για λογαριασμό διαφόρων οργανώσεων. Τα κίνητρα του δεν είναι πολιτικά. Την ίδια ώρα κάνει περιοδείες και συμμετέχει σε κονσέρτα. Μετά από μια "δουλειά", κατά την διαφυγή του, θα σκοτώσει κατά λάθος ένα δεκατετράχρονο κορίτσι. Αυτό το κορίτσι είναι η κόρη ενός σκληρού Άγγλου συνταγματάρχη, του Άσα Μόργκαν. Η εκδίκηση είναι μονόδρομος για τον Μόργκαν...Ωραίο περιπετειώδες θρίλερ, καλογραμμένο και ευκολοδιάβαστο, με γρήγορους ρυθμούς και μπόλικη περιπέτεια. Μην περιμένετε ιδιαίτερο βάθος στους χαρακτήρες ή τα κίνητρά τους, είναι αυτοί που είναι και κάνουν αυτά που κάνουν. Είναι σαν να βλέπετε μια καλή αγγλική ταινία δράσης της δεκαετίας του '70 ή του '80. Οι περιγραφές των σκηνών δράσης είναι ωραίες και με ρεαλισμό, η ένταση μπόλικη, η ατμόσφαιρα εξαιρετική. Στα θετικά βάζω και ότι ένα μικρό κομμάτι της πλοκής διαδραματίζεται στην Ύδρα. Δεν μιλάμε για αριστούργημα, αλλά για ένα ικανοποιητικό και ψυχαγωγικό περιπετειώδες θρίλερ παλαιάς κοπής, made in UK.

  • Susan
    2019-03-17 02:41

    Tense revenge mysteryAs a musician who has written a similar novel, Natalie's Revenge, I was eager to read Solo, by Jack Higgins. The opposing forces in this dark tale are two men bent on revenge. One is a concert pianist, an unlikely calling for a hit man, but one that provides a perfect cover as he plays concerts in various cities, where he kills people. His pursuer, a British Intelligence agent described by one of his colleagues as "a right bastard," is determined to capture the man who killed his daughter. The backgrounds of both men are carefully detailed to reveal their motives. A winsome woman psychologist provides a major complication when she becomes the love interest of both men.The action-packed opening creates the crisis that drives this book to its tense concluding showdown, an ending in which there are no winners.

  • Josh Brodbeck
    2019-03-24 01:54

    Jack Higgins' Solo is a thriller novel about murder and revenge. The book is set in the 1970's, and follows John Mikali, a Greco-American assassin who targets political figures from around the world, and Asa Morgan, a man who seeks revenge against Mikali. The focus shifts back and forth between the two.The book opens with the quote "Revenge is a wild kind of justice," from Francis Bacon, foreshadowing the book's theme of revenge. Mikali, who takes great care to avoid any deaths other than that of his target, makes a crucial mistake in the prologue. During his escape from a job, he accidentally runs over and kills the daughter of Colonel Asa Morgan. Morgan then makes it his objective to hunt down his daughter's killer.Solo would be good for people who like thriller novels, and enjoy books with the theme of vengeance and murder.

  • Scilla
    2019-03-02 04:02

    John Mikali, a fantastic piano player, was born in California of a father from Hydra, an island off the Greek coast, and an American mother. His father died early in his childhood, and then his mother when he was 17, and he went back to Greece to live with his grandfather. He then joined the Foreign Legion and became a very skilled killer. His first non military killing was to kill the men who killed his grandfather, and then worked for a soviet agent in Paris in between his piano concerts. When fleeing from a killing, he kills a young girl in a hit and run accident. The girl's father, Colonal Asa Morgan, also a skilled killer, vows to catch his daughter's killer. The book documents Morgan's search for for Mikali and their final encounter. The plot is complicated by the fact that they both love the same woman - Katherine Riley, a PhD in Psychiatry with a specialty in terroists.

  • Jan Thong
    2019-02-27 02:42

    good reading

  • Karis North
    2019-02-28 02:41

    Incredibly superficial and really doesn't stand up to the test if time. Seems outdated and old fashioned, but not in an interesting or stylized way.

  • D.C. Alden
    2019-03-14 02:56

    His best book by far.

  • Barry B Wright
    2019-03-24 00:52

    Great from the first word.I have been a fan of Jack Higgins from the first times I read my first Jack Higgins novel. Never a lot of fluf or padding. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a fast moving novel with unique plot.

  • Lori
    2019-03-14 05:56

    Good matching of wits between evil and not-quite-as-evil.

  • Joel Shepard
    2019-03-13 01:52

    An engaging readGreat narrative with interesting characters and a well developed plot. Not quite a page turner but close. Didn't like the ending; too contrived

  • Olli-Pekka
    2019-02-28 08:53

    On varmaan ollut ilmestyessään upea jännäri, mutta nyt tästä on aika jättänyt. Juoni on sittemmin toistettu jo aivan liian monissa kirjoissa - saati elokuvissa.

  • Barbara Fusi
    2019-03-15 08:58

    Greek taleAs always an exciting mystery worth every minute and hard to put down! I always enjoy a Jack Higgins tale.

  • Patsy Burdette
    2019-03-11 05:48

    S true thrillerI enjoyed every page of this book. You never know what will happen next and I liked the ending. If you like Jack Higgins books you will enjoy this one.

  • OJASWINI
    2019-03-07 01:47

    This book certainly requires patience to finish it. John Mikali,a famous pianist,coming from an naval background and an army life is the centre of the theme. He starts killing the person who accidentally kills his caretaker. When he learns that his uncle,the only family he has got,was murdered by the higher officials of french government,he sets on a mission to kill them. Later a friend joins him and he starts killing all those the friend suggested. Point to be noted is that,all the people killed were of highest echelon in their countries. All this goes well until a fine day when john kills a girl accidentally while escaping from a crime scene. That girl's father Major Arsa Morgan,sets to avenge his daughter's death. Morgan uses all his military contacts to get hold of John and finally suceeds.

  • Zadok Hines
    2019-03-04 02:50

    Excellent book with a neat moral quandarySPOILERS within: Unique in a way that's quite unlike any book I've read up until now. Jack Higgins opens the story with what will set the stage for the conflict that will be at the heart of the book and then give the us the readers an intimate bio of the assassin. If done the usual way I would have been rooting for Colonel Morgan to avenge his daughter's death from the beginning, but instead I felt a peculiar attachment and sympathy for the "Crete Lover" John Mikali. This all despite it being said that during the war he fought in he killed women and children and killed somewhat indiscriminately once he became a contract killer. An added wrinkle in the form of Mikali's relationship with a doctor who could have potentially been nothing more than a loose end for him to tie up made me pity him all the more and wish he could have lived despite the lives he took.

  • Sskous
    2019-03-14 08:38

    it's a fun read, an exciting story line, characters you want to know. my downgrade: a major element of the story is the psychological makeup of terrorists, but the author doesn't convey effectively why or how a man who loved his mother, grandmother, step mother and grandfather so deeply should become a murderer. felt like the psychology was left hanging. maybe that's the reality? the book was published in 1980 and fascinating for its grasp of terrorism at that point.Higgins does a good job of weighing similarities and categorical differences between a terrorist and a soldier, between terrorists with a political motivation and those without, and of conveying the dangers inherent in all of these. maybe 3.5?

  • John Brissette
    2019-03-16 05:43

    Good, fast paced, if predictable I've read numerous books by this author. They are all, like this one, excellent, well written, fast paced, & with well developed characters you begin to actually care about. They are about the perfect length & Higgins focuses on the plot (unlike some famous spy thriller authors that get so swept up in technical specifics, their books become ponderous). His simple bare bones style keeps it moving & keeps you entertained. The only complaint which is one more of the genre than the book, is that like most spy thriller plots, they become predictable.

  • James Marinero
    2019-03-13 07:40

    Jack Higgins is a superb story teller and as usual this contained plenty of detail about the settings and the weapons. It was written many years ago but still reads very well and could easily be current - timelessness in a story is one sign of a highly skilled writer.The story flowed well and there was plenty of variety of people and places to keep the interest level up.However, there were several niggling errors of fact (i.e. accuracy not history)and the editing of this version (Harper Collins 2010) was below the standard I would have expected.3.5* for me.

  • Henri Moreaux
    2019-03-08 08:38

    Some of Jack Higgin's books are a bit hit and miss with some being rather bland plot rehashes seemingly using cardboard cut out characters borrowed from other books with different names. Thankfully this was not one of those books, whilst it does feature the same 'world' as some of the other books of his it is a stand alone story that manages to stand by itself.Would recommend to those who enjoy reading stories of intrigue.

  • Holly
    2019-03-12 04:01

    Good old-fashioned thriller. I think it stands up over time if you're old enough to remember the books written around the time that this one was...younger and it probably doesn't beat the test of time! Quick read, taut writing, things constantly happen but Higgins does create some character development along the way.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-05 04:07

    I should have enjoyed this more. It seems like if you liked either man it would be more suspenseful but I thought both were surprisingly dull given who they were.I thought the resolution was jokingly simple - for a suspense you would assume the cat and mouse game would go on for more than a few pages. The end was a whimper. Dull. No suspense and nothing interesting about the resolution.

  • Marjorie
    2019-02-24 05:42

    Of all the Higgins books I've read this is the best! Of course , like most of his others, I've read it twice... I know, I know, so many books, so little time, but sometimes I use books like others use TV. JH is good for that !

  • Josh Upadhyay
    2019-02-26 03:07

    People seem to have mixed reviews about this book, so I guess it boils down to two things - if you enjoy a slightly cliché action plot, or if you don't. I personally enjoyed the book, but then again, I enjoy the action. I think it's a decent book to pick up, something you can read quickly.

  • Randy Grossman
    2019-02-23 01:37

    It was good, fast paced and built up to a climaxing event...but when it got there it was rather an abrupt conclusion and and ending that left me hanging a bit. Otherwise it was fine and I intend to read more, in the future, of Jack Higgins' stories.

  • Robert Jones
    2019-03-06 06:52

    ExcellentExcellentI couldn't put this book down; just had to keep reading. One of hs better books!I couldn't read fast enough to find out the ending.buy

  • Martin Gafner
    2019-03-06 07:03

    niemand ahnt, dass der weltberühmte Konzertpianist John Mikali einer der gefährlichsten Männer Europas ist. bis er in seinem Doppelspiel auf einen gnadenlosen Gegner trifft. (spannend, aber auch dieser Profi macht plötzlich Fehler...)

  • Giuseppe Maxia
    2019-03-12 02:04

    It starts well, with action and intrigue, and develops to a good suspense point. The second half is so trivial that it makes me think how the imposture could have lasted so many years and then suddenly break in a few days.

  • TorbjörnDahl
    2019-03-03 06:49

    Te older books by Higgins used to be good, but this wasn't. Forced tempo and shallow story.

  • Oleksiy Kononov
    2019-03-13 06:04

    A good reading from Higgins, but not as good as The Eagle Has Landed

  • Joy
    2019-03-23 00:50

    The premise is pretty great-a concerto pianist who is a hit man, but somewhere the author just doesn't completely deliver. I liked the book, but never really loved it.