The Fist of God

Description

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

Details

Author(s)
Frederick Forsyth
Format
Paperback | 573 pages
Dimensions
104.14 x 177.8 x 38.1mm | 294.83g
Publication date
01 Aug 1995
Publisher
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Imprint
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0553572423
ISBN13
9780553572421
Bestsellers rank
207,635