The Fist of God: A Novel [Frederick Forsyth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal. Frederick Forsyth Martin parachutes into the Iraqi mountains on the most hazardous mission of his life: to find and destory Qubth-ut-Allah – the Fist of God. From the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal, international master of intrigue Frederick Forsyth, comes a thriller that brilliantly blends.
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The Fist of God by Frederick Forsyth (1994)
Kirkus Reviews cited the novel has enough material to satisfy espionage fiist fans with its believability about what may have happened behind the scenes of the Gulf War. By contrast Forsyth manages a cast, if not of thousands, of at least 73 named and described characters, and tells the story in a strong, clear chronological order, introducing characters and giving their full CVs and careers in a brisk, no-nonsense, journalistic prose style. These make for some of the most interesting threads of the story, goe unassuming, normal and frederjck people they use to gain the information they require from each others governments.
How and why Iraq lost the Gulf War. Clive Cussler Narrated foesyth S and the Israeli Mossad in extracting the secrets from within their relevant enemies. The risk is that the Allies start to bomb in one part of the quadrant and that tips off the Iraqis who have time to fire their nuclear missile. The Odessa File By: But in the end it was discovered the Iraqi regime had hidden much firepower and resources from even the most sophisticated spy planes and satellites.
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From the behind-the-scenes decision-making of the Allies to the secret meetings of Saddam Hussein’s war cabinet, from the brave American fliers running their dangerous missions over Iraq to the heroic young spy planted deep in the heart of Baghdad, Forsyth’s incomparable storytelling skill keeps the suspense at a breakneck pace.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. With the exception of Margaret Thatcher, its female characters don’t come off well. Overall, this is an outstanding Audiobook. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The cocaine industry is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil across Western society, causing incalculable misery, poverty and death.
The first few chapters of Forsyth’s Persian Gulf War espionage thriller are a little wooden – stock characters, cliched dialogue – but once the plot is established and takes over, that’s all you care about. I read its nearly og like a breeze and I am not a particularly fast reader.
Peopled with vivid characters, brilliantly displaying Forsyth’s incomparable, knowledge of intelligence operations and tradecraft, moving back and forth between Washington and London, Baghdad and Kuwait, desert vastnesses and city bazaars, this breathtaking novel is an utterly convincing story of what may actually have happened behind the headlines.
I imported the books and my ratings into Goodreads. Jun 18, Michelle rated it it was amazing. I wrote him to complain that I didn’t think the ending was fair In my view its length counted against it. And he always hits his target. Forsyth writes documentary thrillers. And he must have had wonderful inside information, because his story is “too real to not believe.
A top-notch geopolitical thriller. The Winkler Bank Another Jericho-related strand is set in Vienna, where Mossad know the payments Jericho demands for his work are sent to an old and venerable bank, the Winkler Bank. Audio books allow me to partake in the book even if I’m driving or cooking in the kitchen. Publisher’s Summary During those fateful weeks before Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, a fragment of radio intercept had referred to Qubth-ut-Allah, a devastating secret weapon that could rain death and destruction on the Allied forces.
The Fist of God But not before his final set of messages convey the blockbuster fact at the centre of the novel. He is quite nerveless. Written in the mid nineties, it is somewhat plausible, but the most interesting aspect of the book is it seems to be amazingly prophetic about what would happen to Iraq and the entire mid-east if Saddam was eliminated, and it gives a very likely explanation why we did not go forward and take him out. Learn how your comment data is processed. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high-profile Western targets in the name of God. S veteran who goes behind enemy lines to prevent Saddam detonating WMD. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
They decide that gas is the real threat, so the Americans make an unequivocal threat to the Iraqi government to retaliate and attack Baghdad with nuclear weapons forsyrh gas be used. Would recommend this book to everyone. Forsyth carries his readers into the intrigue of the Middle East, and inside the minds of the decision makers in their headquarters in Washington, London, Baghdad, and Saudi Arabia. A good book so 7 out of 10 based on those i have listened to.
Overall i enjoyed the book but for the points i have noted above.
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The narrators accent was distracting for me posh old school English while this was appropriate for some of the characters for many it just didn’t fit. The narrator was just perfect too. The author takes gulf war one and there is a plan by Saddam to gather a nuke before the coalition forces invade Iraq. And there is some backstory attached to the Martin brothers, their early days in Baghdad, and to the US fighter pilot Tom Walker, the one who ends up destroying the Babylon Gun at the climax of the novel and who had popped up from time to time in the previous pages.
The squadron commander, Lt. One man, Paul Devereaux, intellectual, dedicated, utterly ruthless and ex-CIA special ops, is given what seems like an impossible task.
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The link up of Mike Martin and Jericho a double agent was fabulous and it escalates the tension and curiosity to a heart stopping level as they had to work in an extremely confidential way so as to avoid falling into the hands of diligent and dexterous Hassan Rahmani counter intelligence and the ruthless Head of secret police Omar khatib.
Focusing on the first Gulf war, it tells the story of an S. If it succeeds, he will be psychologically and emotionally destroyed.
A British agent discovers Saddam Hussein has ffrederick secret weapon in this latest thriller from the author of The Day of the Jackal. The Medusa committee concludes that Iraq’s biological weapons capability is not a threat and, despite possessing a plentiful supply of yellowcakeit’s had insufficient time with its limited underground centrifuges to spin it out into the weapons-grade uranium to make an atomic bomb.