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The Devil's Alternative [NOOK Book]

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The brief paragraph on the front page of Lloyd's list of shipping news went pretty much unnoticed.

But there is one reader, Andrew Drake, senior clerk in a London firm of chartered shipbrokers, for whom that paragraph will have more than passing interest. As it turns out, the man discovered unconscious and near-dead in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey is a refugee Ukrainian partisan.

Drake meets the survivor and suddenly finds he is party ...

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The Devil's Alternative

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Overview

The brief paragraph on the front page of Lloyd's list of shipping news went pretty much unnoticed.

But there is one reader, Andrew Drake, senior clerk in a London firm of chartered shipbrokers, for whom that paragraph will have more than passing interest. As it turns out, the man discovered unconscious and near-dead in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey is a refugee Ukrainian partisan.

Drake meets the survivor and suddenly finds he is party to international terror and intrigue.

"A good long -- possibly prophetic -- read, and exciting enough to make you sweat." (The Daily Mail)

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“When it comes to espionage, international intrigue, and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master.”—The Washington Post Book World

“Forsyth is truly the world’s reigning master of suspense” —Los Angeles Times

“A many-layered thriller…and Mr. Forsyth wraps it all up with a double-whammy ending that will take even the most wary reader by surprise.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An enormous plot that builds unfalteringly, a staggeringly well-detailed international thriller that shows him in blazing top form.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101602164
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 76,720
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Frederick Forsyth is the author of fifteen novels and short story collections. A former Air Force pilot, and print and television reporter for the BBC, he has had four movies and two television miniseries made from his works. The Day of the Jackal won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel in 1972.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Interesting fiction

    The true irony is that Mr. Forsyth indicates in his Foreward that he believes in accuracy, yet this book was published in 1980, takes place in April 1982 and references the USSR as current, when it actually dissolved in 1981.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    ???

    I haven't read it yet!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2007

    Best Forsyth novel

    I've read every novel by Frederick Forsyth, and this one is definitely the best. 'The Deceiver' is just about as good. I've given away several copies of both.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2006

    Fosyth at his best

    Outstanding story, well written and you could not find again in the later Forsyth's novel.

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