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 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".
"[An] incredible, imaginative mind...master of international intrigue".
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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