"Jack Higgins" is the principal pseudonym of British novelist "Harry Patterson". He is one of the best-selling authors of popular Thriller (genre)/thrillers and Spy fiction/espionage novels. His breakthrough novel The Eagle Has Landed (1975) sold over 50 million copies and was adapted into a successful film The Eagle Has Landed (film)/by the same title. Some of his other notable books are A Prayer for the Dying (1987), The Eagle Has Flown (1991), Thunder Point (1993), Angel of Death (novel)/Angel of Death (1995), Flight of Eagles (1998), and Day of Reckoning (novel)/Day of Reckoning (2000). His 83 novels in total have sold over 150 million copies and have been translated into 55 languages.

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