The Devil's Alternative

The Devil's Alternative

by Frederick Forsyth


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ISBN-13: 9780451239389
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 141,400
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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“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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The Devil's Alternative 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Neilsantos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am still enjoying my re-discovery of Forsyth, though this one was a little slower moving than some of his others. It had some really fantastic ideas for terrorist targets though.If I were an evil terrorist mastermind, I'd drop a super-tanker in the Suez and Panama. I say that easily, as if it were a simple matter, and it isn't, but I bet it's easier than taking over airliners. No, the loss of life wouldn't be anything spectacular, but isolating 80% of global shipping would be an economic disaster. Bwah ha ha ha.
Borg-mx5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Makes me almost long for the day of the "Evil Empire".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding story, well written and you could not find again in the later Forsyth's novel.
jij70 More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it yet!