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 book moves along quickly, the characters multi-faceted. The Fist of God is a suspense novel by British writer Frederick Forsythbased loosely around the Iraqi Project Babylon and the resulting ” supergun “.

The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. Because of the pressure forced on the Israelis to admit Jericho’s existence, the Mossad executes “Operation Joshua”, an attempt to infiltrate the Viennese bank holding Jericho’s account and seize the money. Want forsyyth Read saving…. It then moves seamlessly into the month-long air war against Iraq 17 January — 23 February before the pulverising Operation Desert Storm which killed large numbers of Iraqi troops, destroyed their hardware and drove them out of Kuwait 24 to 28 February.

France, The Middle East, Russia. At its very worst, it would mean the obliteration of all living matter With the exception of Margaret Thatcher, its female characters don’t come off well. Last Man Standing By: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Author also succeding in giving the message of how a tyrant was made, surrounded by frexerick. I bought the audiobook about a year ago and have just finished listening to it again for the second time.

Karim has dinner with Edith and tells her he has to go back to Jordan because his mother is ill. Now, to call Mr Forsyth thorough is to say that Saddam has a bit of a bad temper, and whilst this can be a little frustrating in the beginning it does prove worthwhile in the end.

Out of the wicked sorcerer he made Sarastro, the sage priest of Isis.

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Email required Address never made public. He gives Terry a long, Forsythian encyclopedia explanation of how they work, how they were used to create the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, how the plans to make them are freely available in the Library of Congress, and how it looks like the Iraqis have forsyyth some and so will have a more advanced bomb than the Allies calculated.

May 13, Elaine rated it really liked it. It shows what our security services and armed forces deal with on a daily basis and their endeavours to protect us. The air offensive Once the air war begins the pace of events speeds up and many of these plotlines reach brutal oc.

Listened to this at least 20 times. Straightaway he leaves message for Jericho, who immediately relays it by coded radio message to his handlers frdderick Riyadh.

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He may have written fiction here, but he uses many of the real-life people who conducted the war. Not Forsyth’s best work but it certainly frecerick all of his usual features — a focus on Cold War and post Cold War geo-political confrontations, well researched detail, complex plot lines and some truly menacing villans.

As in many previous books, Forsyth manages to construct fictional stories populated by real people whom we immediately recognize — in this case Saddam Hussein.

When Moslem fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands.

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The story turned out to be a page turner even though there is Fredrick Forsyth forssyth done it again another wonderful book mixed with fact and fiction. A pity some of the reviews seem parsimonious but having read this thriller 20 years after its first publication and the actual war, I found it a really compelling read. It does not bounce hostile radar waves back to the receiver and therby betray its position to the enemy The Magic Flute German: How and why Iraq lost 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.

Should they allow the loss of thousands to save the lives of many more? Not everyone lives to see the end of the book. Just some of the phrases, acronyms or tradecraft which stood out:. Dec 01, Shell rated it really liked it. His voice, his understanding of go he was reading and the emphasis on certain parts of the book made this a pleasure to listen to.

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The story turned out to be a page turner even though there isn’t a female character in the book except mentioning the British Prime Minister. If you want to know why Iraq is what it is today, inthis is the book to read. What he discovers there takes him into the heart of Baghdad, where he is to ‘run’ the Iraqi spy known as Jericho, the sleeper who might be prepared to provide vital information for money. Forsyth, but this one is so outstanding and richly deserves it! She scrubs her flat clean of his presence, drives out to the woods, and hangs herself.

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