#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war…
As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a hard choice: negotiate with America for food, go to war for national survival, or deal with an uprising in the motherland. Through an informant, British Agent Adam Munro learns that the situation is growing dangerously tense, with powerful forces in the USSR maneuvering for supremacy.
But even as East and West conduct delicate talks, events spiral out of control and threaten to undo every step taken. The world’s largest oil tanker is hijacked by terrorists, and a Ukrainian “freedom fighter” is rescued in a bloody catastrophe on the Black Sea.
From Moscow to Washington, the stakes grow ever more perilous as the mad actions of a few threaten to engulf the entire world in nuclear war—unless Munro can stop them.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|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.
What People are Saying About This
“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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
Makes me almost long for the day of the "Evil Empire".
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.
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.
Outstanding story, well written and you could not find again in the later Forsyth's novel.
I haven't read it yet!