The Fist of God

The Fist of God

Book - 1994
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From the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal, international master of intrigue Frederick Forsyth, comes a thriller that brilliantly blends fact with fiction for one of this summer's--or any season's--most explosive reads! 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. Somewhere in Baghdad is the mysterious "Jericho," the traitor who is willing--for a price--to reveal what is going on in the high councils of the Iraqi dictator. But Saddam's ultimate weapon has been kept secret even from his most trusted advisers, and the nightmare scenario that haunts General Schwarzkopf and his colleagues is suddenly imminent, unless somehow, the spy can locate that weapon--The Fist of God--in time. 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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c1994.
ISBN: 9780553091267
Branch Call Number: Fic Fors
Characteristics: 544 p. ; 25 cm.


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Nov 11, 2016

I had to stop reading around 1/10th of the volume. This book is the most boring I ever tried to read by this writer. A real brick ! I love his writing but the unnecessary condensation of encyclopedic facts, names, dates (he did enormous amount of research for sure) makes it tough to read. There's no action for the first 100 pages, nothing original and with rather predictable ending.

Feb 15, 2010

Enjoyed this book very much. A good story that gives real insights into what may have gone on behind the scenes in the first Gulf war. The main character is used by the author in a later book called The Afghan.


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