Cobra

Cobra

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by Frederick Forsyth
     
 

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El negocio de la cocaína mueve billones de dólares cada año. Su consumo causa un número incalculable de muertes y su dominio crece a un ritmo implacable. Un día el presidente de Estados Unidos decide invertir todos sus esfuerzos en acabar con este negocio y le encarga esta tarea, aparentemente imposible, a Paul Deveraux, un ex agente

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El negocio de la cocaína mueve billones de dólares cada año. Su consumo causa un número incalculable de muertes y su dominio crece a un ritmo implacable. Un día el presidente de Estados Unidos decide invertir todos sus esfuerzos en acabar con este negocio y le encarga esta tarea, aparentemente imposible, a Paul Deveraux, un ex agente de la CIA extremadamente inteligente, dedicado y tan audaz como despiadado. Si alguien en el mundo puede hacer este trabajo, es él. Deveraux acepta el reto de desarticular los carteles de la droga, pero impone algunas condiciones: tendrá a su disposición todo el dinero, los agentes y los recursos que considere necesarios. Y la misión no finalizará hasta que haya alcanzado su objetivo. No hay límites ni reglas y nadie hará preguntas después. La guerra ha estallado y han desaparecido las normas del combate.

Desde las pistas de aterrizaje de la selva amazónica hasta los barrios bajos de Bogotá, pasando por las espaciosas oficinas gubernamentales de Washington, Paul Deveraux, alias Cobra, descubre la escalofriante realidad del imperio más poderoso: el de la droga.

Frederick Forsyth es, sin duda alguna, el gran maestro del thriller .

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The master of the political thriller strikes again.

Strike is a good operative word for the cops and crooks who populate the pages of Forsyth's latest (The Afghan, 2006, etc.), none of whom is afraid to unleash the dogs of war and hurt a lot of people in the bargain. This time the setting is South America, where an impatient U.S. president has decided to heat things up after it becomes ever clearer that the war on drugs isn't going so well for his team. Who's he gonna call? The Cobra, naturally, a spook bad enough to put the fear into anyone who hears the sobriquet. Said Cobra, aka Paul Deveraux, is a tough dude, to be sure, so tough that, says one of the president's aides, he was fired for being "too ruthless"—against the bad guys that is. Devereaux books on down to Colombia, where he's got to go up against the baddest guy of all—"educated, courteous, mannerly, drawn from pure Spanish stock, scion of a long line of hidalgos" Don Diego Esteban. In between Cobra and Don stands a small army of lesser players, from a right-hand man who's thorough but never timid to a Brazilian pilot bent on a kamikaze mission to miscellaneous cannon fodder on five continents. Forsyth's tale drags a little, particularly compared to his first and as yet unbested masterpiece, The Day of the Jackal(1971),at least in part because he takes time out to explain, at some length, the economics and chemistry (horse tranquilizer, anyone?) of the cocaine trade. All those minor players have to have something to do. Yet in the end this is a battle between titans, and it's fought to a bloody end amid heaps of bodies and at least a few unanticipated casualties, as far as the reader is concerned.

Forsyth still knows how to spring a surprise. Not his best work, but a taut, readable and swiftly moving tale well suited to the beach and airplane.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788401347580
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
Publication date:
02/11/2011
Series:
EXITOS
Sold by:
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE GRUPO EDITORIAL
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
159,000
File size:
491 KB

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Frederick Forsyth, ex piloto de la RAF y periodista de investigación, modernizó el género del thriller cuando publicó Chacal, una novela que combina perfectamente la documentación periodística con un estilo narrativo ágil y rápido. La lista es su última novela. Vive en Hertfordshire, Inglaterra.

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Cobra / The Cobra 1.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had kept up with my high school Spanish! The book is in Spanish! I am sure it is a good story, Forsyth usually write a good one, but it's of no use to me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can bet I will demand a refund
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish i knew this copy is not in english
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You're perfect, I gtg. Good night love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goodnight, my lover.