Page-turner of the week
In the murderous world of the powerful Arab-English Rashid family, money buys everything, including revenge. Kate Rashid, a ruthless beauty, wants to exterminate the British agents and White House operatives who whacked her three villainous brothers.
Higgins relies too much on the bungling of Kate's henchmen to move the plot forward: You can't get good help these days. The fun comes from the wisecracking band of dangerous but big-hearted secret soldiers Higgins wheels out to save the world—and his galloping Hollywood-ready pace. (Putnam, $25.95)
Bottom Line: Slick, fast and fun