Dogs of War

Dogs of War

by Frederick Forsyth

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ISBN-13: 9780451239402
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 128,629
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(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.

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

“When it comes to espionage, international intrigue, and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master.” —The Washington Post Book
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“A super thriller…as instantly enthralling as The Day of the Jackal.”—Publishers Weekly

“A novel of pure escape—which could satisfy even the most jaded reader.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Not only exciting but truly surprising.”—The Atlantic

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Dogs Of War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Consciously-Sedated More than 1 year ago
Excellent read just as all of his other books have been. Where does the truth end and the fiction begin? Mr Forsyth will never tell; but his books will leave you with a true sense of satisfaction for having read a story well written.
TomVeal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What could have been a ripping tale about an African coup d'etat is spoiled by an amateurish mistake: The author is in love with his hero and can't bear to put him into any truly tight spot. Auctorial providence intervenes as routinely as in the vita of a medieval saint. Then, after the predestined victory, we are treated to a bathetic ending. I didn't mind reading this book but have never felt an impulse to pick up anything else by Mr. Forsyth.
gmillar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good yarn about mercenary participation in other peoples' wars. Read Forsyth's "The Biafra Story" first. Fiction is always close to the truth.
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A mountain of almost pure platinum is accidentally discovered by a British mining company. Unfortunately, it's located in an African country that is loyal to the Soviets (this takes place during the Cold War). The owner of the mining company decides to overthrow the small country's government with a small team of mercenaries. It's a great set-up, but there is very little payoff. Forsyth dwells so much on the details of organizing the operation that the operation doesn't even touch land until the final 20 pages of the book! The whole thing ends up reading like a how-to book about organizing your own coup. I suppose the reason this is the first review of this book is that it was too boring for anyone else to finish. Nowhere near as good as other Forsyth efforts, although I suspect this was a pet project of his that got published before it got polished.