The Fist of God

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Bantam Books, 1995 - Fiction - 573 pages
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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 meetingsof Saddam Hussein's war cabinet, from the brave American fliers running theirdangerous missions over Iraq to the heroic young spy planted deep in the heartof Baghdad, Forsyth's incomparable storytelling skill keeps the suspense at abreakneck pace. Somewhere in Baghdad is the mysterious "Jericho", the traitorwho is willing--for a price--to reveal what is going on in the high councils ofthe Iraqi dictator. But Saddam's ultimate weapon has been kept secret evenfrom his most trusted advisers, and the nightmare scenario that haunts GeneralSchwarzkopf and his colleagues is suddenly imminent, unless somehow, the spy canlocate that weapon--The Fist of God--in time.

Peopled with vivid characters, brilliantly displaying Forsyth's incomparableknowledge of intelligence operations and tradecraft, moving back and forthbetween Washington and London, Baghdad and Kuwait, desert vastnesses and citybazaars, this breathtaking novel is an utterly convincing story of what mayactually have happened behind the headlines.

"Frederick Forsyth combines fact and fiction in "The Fist of God"...but[he] never forgets that he is writing a novel...Excitement without hysteria andplenty of credible action".
-- "The New York Times Book Review"

"[An] incredible, imaginative mind...master of international intrigue".
--Larry King

 

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

The Fist of God is a convoluted plot masterfully weaved together by Forsyth to make it a rather brilliant thriller. It centers around Washington, London, Baghdad, Vienna, and Saudi Arabia. The CIA and ... Read full review

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User Review  - abbottthomas - LibraryThing

This is an agreeable bit of fairly ancient 'history'. As usual with Forsyth there is a good mixture of fact, reasonable speculation and plausible fiction. The book is set in the time of the invasion ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
26
Section 3
52
Section 4
76
Section 5
99
Section 6
124
Section 7
150
Section 8
178
Section 14
327
Section 15
355
Section 16
379
Section 17
401
Section 18
421
Section 19
448
Section 20
472
Section 21
498

Section 9
204
Section 10
228
Section 11
255
Section 12
282
Section 13
303
Section 22
527
Section 23
557
Section 24
572
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About the author (1995)

Frederick Forsyth is a bestselling author known for the thrillers The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, and The Kill List. A former reporter for Reuters and the BBC, he won the Diamond Dagger Award from the Crime Writers' Association in 2012 for a career of sustained excellence. Forsyth lives in England.

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