Piano virtuoso John Mikali’s flair as a musician is matched only by his skill as an assassin. The trail of bodies he’s left in his wake is proof. But when he kills a young woman while fleeing from a murder scene, the woman’s father, a special forces soldier in the British military, vows to avenge his daughter’s death. Now, both men are locked in a deadly game, playing for the ultimate stakes.

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By Susan (Boston, MA) · ★★★★☆ · September 24, 2012
Tense revenge mystery

As 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 a... ...more
By Zadok Hines (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 11, 2015
Excellent book with a neat moral quandary

SPOILERS 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 a... ...more
By Karis (Hull, MA) · ★★☆☆☆ · August 05, 2012
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 Seems outdated and old fashioned, but not in an interesting or stylized way. ...more
By James (Southampton, Hampshire, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · August 19, 2014
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 the... ...more
By Jan (Kuala Lumpur, 14, Malaysia) · ★★★☆☆ · February 18, 2013
good reading ...more
By Sskous (Hubert, NC) · ★★★☆☆ · December 28, 2010
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 b... ...more
By Randy (Ford City, PA) · ★★★★☆ · March 24, 2015
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. ...more
By Robert Jones (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 28, 2014


I 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 ...more
By James D. Long (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · April 21, 2015

I didn't enjoy it Too much fighting and killing. Not enough communication between people. I got bored pretty quickly. Sorry ...more
By David (Bowling Green, KY) · ★★★★★ · January 08, 2015
Not my favorite Higgins novel, but still an amazing page-turner. Enjoy! ...more