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Frederick Forsyth is the author of ten bestselling novels: The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon and Avenger. His other works include The Biafra Story, The Shepherd, two short story collection, No Comebacks and The Veteran, and a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom of Manhattan. He has also collected together an anthology of flying tales, Great Flying Stories, which includes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl, Len Deighton and H.G. Wells. He lives in Hertfordshire, England.
In February 2012 Frederick Forsyth was announced as the winner of the prestigious CWA Diamond Dagger 2012. Chair of the CWA Peter James said, “Frederick Forsyth is a hugely deserving recipient and The Day of the Jackal remains one of the greatest thrillers of our times. He has set a new standard of research-based authenticity with his writing, which has had a major influence both on my work and on many of my contemporaries in the crime and thriller field. We are very thrilled that he has accepted this award.”
The CWA Diamond Dagger is a much-coveted lifetime achievement award and as the name suggests, it was sponsored by Cartier, who have done so since its inception in 1986 through to 2011. The winners’ careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and they have made a significant contribution to crime fiction published in the English language.
The master storyteller is back with a vengeance. Two main characters dominate with various sub plots involving Somali pirates and the like but this is in essence traditional Forsyth, a classic cat-and-mouse thriller. There is a jihadist known as the Preacher with a US marine known as the Tracker out to get him. We have a hacker too for this is bang up to date stuff with cyberspace involved. Gripping, compulsive and most importantly of all, a wonderful read.
In February 2012 Frederick Forsyth was announced as the winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger 2012. Chair of the CWA Peter James said, “Frederick Forsyth is a hugely deserving recipient and The Day of the Jackal remains one of the greatest thrillers of our times. He has set a new standard of research-based authenticity with his writing, which has had a major influence both on my work and on many of my contemporaries in the crime and thriller field. We are very thrilled that he has accepted this award.” Longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011. The twelfth novel from this master of thriller writing. In the Cobra, ex CIA man Paul Devereaux is given a licence to stop the drug cartels by whichever means necessary. Forsyth is a great researcher and doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of the world of the drug barons. A great thriller, action packed and thought provoking.
August 2014 Guest Editor Gerald Seymour on The Day of the Jackal... I have big respect for Frederick Forsyth. There have been very few lurches in direction for thriller writers in the last half century. Ian Fleming changed direction with the Bond books, but Freddie set the tone with ‘Day of the Jackal’ and he has had a wheelbarrow load of imitators but no equals. The style demands detail and authenticity but is never mechanical: it is one of those stories that keeps new readers, and the old ones who dip back in every few years to repeat the pleasures, up half the night. A real page turner. Matthew Dunn, author of The Spycatcher, on The Day of the Jackal... I read the book when I was a teenager and was captivated by the notion that a single man could be employed to kill a president and thereby allow for a regime change in France. Seen largely from the perspective of the assassin The Jackal, the book follows his meticulous preparations, while being pursued by French agencies, leading to the moment he has Charles de Gaulle in the crosshairs of his custom made sniper rifle. We know he won’t kill him (de Gaulle died of natural causes in old age) but that doesn’t matter because the book isn’t about whether the assassination will succeed, but rather how could it happen. A thriller masterpiece.
Renowned for his research and attention to detail, this thriller also relies on coincidence which is unusual for this author. It stars the same Mike Martin as in The Fist of God which is a better book, but it’s nice to meet up with the character again. Somehow, in my opinion, he has never written anything that matches The Day of the Jackal, his first novel. A "Piece of Passion" from the publisher... ‘Freddie Forsyth ripped up the thriller rule book when he wrote The Day of The Jackal. The Afghan embodies all those same brilliant elements but brings the form bang up to date.' Bill Scott-Kerr, Publisher at Transworld
His first full-length thriller in 7 years and its classic Forsyth. Highly competent, suspenseful and topical. Avenger is packed with riveting detail, fast-paced action and political suspense, while in Cal Dexter we meet a hero in the most dynamic Forsyth tradition.
The Kill List - The names of those men and women who would threaten the world's security - held above top secret at the highest level of the US government. The Preacher - At the top of it, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill Western targets. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. The Tracker - Ex-US marine, now one of America's most effective terrorist hunters, with an impossible job. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair.
The master storyteller is back with a classic race-against-time thriller with a modern edge. Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control. But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn't a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme?What if it's a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves?How valuable would he be? And what wouldn't you do to get hold of him? The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable...
A Halallista az Egyesult Allamok szigoruan titkos listaja azokrol, akik a vilag biztonsagat veszelyeztetik. A lista elen a Predikator all, aki az interneten kozvetitett uszito beszedeivel arra buzditja az iszlam hiveit, hogy kovessenek el ongyilkos merenyleteket a nyugati vilag fontos vezetoi ellen. Ennek nyoman szerte a vilagon szornyu gyilkossagok tortennek Isten neveben. Mintha csak valami rettenetes jarvany szedne aldozatait. Ha valaki nem allitja meg ezt az oruletet, a vilag kaoszba zuhan. A szinte lehetetlen kuldetessel egy volt tengereszgyalogost biznak meg, akit legkozelebbi kollegai is csak Nyomkovetokent ismernek. A Nyomkoveto egy zsenialis, tinedzser hacker segitsegevel probalja meg azonositani a maszk mogott rejtozkodo Predikatort. Az uldozes egyszerre zajlik a virtualis es a valos vilagban, de ketseges, hogy milyen eredmennyel zarul. Forsyth legujabb regenye bepillantast nyujt a terrorizmus lelektani motivacioinak legsotetebb bugyraiba es a globalis terrorizmus elleni harc titkos boszorkanykonyhajaba. A brit Kiralyi Legiero egykori pilotaja, Frederick Forsyth annak idejen A Sakal napja cimu regenyevel ujraertelmezte a thriller mufajat. Muvei azota is villamgyors tempojukkal, a roppant konnyeden megteremtett valosaghu kornyezetukkel es az elkepesztoen bennfentes informacioikkal nyugozik le az olvasot. Az angliai Hertfordshire-ben el. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2014. aprilisi szamaban megjelent cikk: Nyomkoveto vs. predikator
FREDERICK FORSYTH HAS SEEN IT ALL. AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE... At eighteen, Forsyth was the youngest pilot to qualify with the RAF. At twenty-five, he was stationed in East Berlin as a journalist during the Cold War. Before he turned thirty, he was in Africa controversially covering the bloodiest civil war in living memory. Three years later, broke and out of work, he wrote his game-changing first novel, The Day of the Jackal. He never looked back. Forsyth has seen some of the most exhilarating moments of the last century from the inside, travelling the world, once or twice on her majesty's secret service. He's been shot at, he's been arrested, he's even been seduced by an undercover agent. But all the while he felt he was an outsider. This is his story.
From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story everhis own.For more than forty years, Frederick Forsyth has been writing extraordinary real-world novels of intrigue, from the groundbreaking The Day of the Jackal to the prescient The Kill List. Whether writing about the murky world of arms dealers, the shadowy Nazi underground movement, or the intricacies of worldwide drug cartels, every plot has been chillingly plausible because every detail has been minutely researched.But what most people don't know is that some of his greatest stories of intrigue have been in his own life.He was the RAF's youngest pilot at the age of nineteen, barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, got strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war, landed during a bloody coup in Guinea-Bissau (and was accused of helping fund a 1973 coup in Equatorial Guinea). The Stasi arrested him, the Israelis feted him, the IRA threatened him, and a certain attractive Czech secret police agentwell, her actions were a bit more intimate. And that's just for starters.It is a memoir like no otherand a book of pure delight.From the Hardcover edition.
The Kill List: a top secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world's security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high profile Western targets in the name of God. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. Tasked with what seems like an impossible job is an ex-US marine who has risen through the ranks to become one of America's most effective intelligence chiefs. Now known only as The Tracker, he must gather what scant evidence there is, collate it and unmask The Preacher if he is to prevent the next spate of violent deaths. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair...
Frederick Forsyth, The Master Storyteller, Presents Five Brilliantly Ingenious Tales of Murder, Justice, Intrigue and RevengeA miracle in war-torn Siena that begins with the persecution of a young nun in the turbulent days of the sixteenth century and culminates in the bitter German retreat from Italy; a drug-smuggling heist on an international flight where the knock are only one step ahead of the smugglers; a ruthless urban murder, where a brilliant QC decides to defend the killers, resulting in a startling act of justice; an incandescent art scam at a famous London auction house, and a brilliantly plotted revenge that shatters the elegant world of Old Masters - each story is a remarkable tour de force.And above all here is a brilliant novella, 'Whispering Wind', which begins with the single survivor of Custer's Last Stand at the battle of Little Big Horn. It follows the defense from rape and murder of a Cheyenne girl and a flight across the mountains and forests of the West, ending in a savage present-day manhunt in the wild lands of Montana.Whether his theme is international espionage, miraculous events in war-torn Italy or a Customs drug bust, the stories in The Veteran all share Forsyth's trademark for compulsive storytelling, his clinical eye for authentic detail and an unnerving sense of suspense.Not since his New York Times bestselling story collection No Comebacks has he crafted such remarkable work.Five breathtaking tales from the greatest storyteller of them all.
Bei einem Einbruch im vornehmen Londoner West End wird nicht nur ein wertvolles Diamantendiadem gestohlen, sondern auch geheimes NATO-Material, das weit kostbarer ist. Eine undichte Stelle im Verteidigungsministerium? Was bedeutet das Codewort "e;Aurora"e;? Und wer ist "e;Chelsea"e;? Als Topagent John Preston sich ans Werk macht, scheint sich in einem dramatischen Hohepunkt das Geheimnis zu enthullen. In Moskau hecken derweil ein ehemaliger britischer Meisterspion und der machtigste Mann im Kreml hinter dem Rucken des KGB einen teuflischen Plan aus ...
Der Sohn des amerikanischen Prasidenten wird entfuhrt. Der Unterhandler Quinn - er gilt als der Beste seines Fachs - wird gebeten, Kontakt mit den Entfuhrern aufzunehmen. Schnell merkt er, dass er es mit keinem gewohnlichen Fall von Entfuhrung zu tun hat. Das ganze Spiel scheint Teil eines weltweiten Komplotts von Rustungslobbyisten, die die Friedensverhandlungen der Gromachte fur immer beenden wollen ...
Die Veranderung der politischen Landkarte hat auch Folgen fur den britischen Geheimdienst. Sam McCready, genannt "e;der Tauscher"e; und Spezialist fur verdeckte Aktionen, rollt die riskanten Operationen hinter den weltpolitischen Fronten auf: die lautlosen Kriege der Agenten und Spione, ihre Doppelspiele zwischen Moskau und der Karibik, dem Nahen Osten und Washington.
Uber Nacht gerat die Welt an den Rand der Katastrophe. In der Sowjetunion droht eine Hungersnot, und im Politburo entbrennt ein gnadenloser Machtkampf. Ukrainische Autonomisten kapern in der Nordsee den groten Oltanker der Welt und erpressen Ost und West. Nur einer kennt den Ausweg und wahlt des Teufels Alternative.
Frankreichs Staatsprasident Charles de Gaulle soll vor einem eiskalten Attentater geschutzt werden. Doch der Plan des Superkillers aus London, genannt der "e;Schakal"e; und angeheuert von der franzosischen Untergrundorganisation OAS, scheint perfekt zu sein. Die Jagd, die quer durch Europa fuhrt, steigert sich zum atemberaubenden Duell zwischen dem franzosischen Polizeiapparat und dem eiskalten Profimorder.
Der Selbstmord des alten Juden Salomon Taubers ware fast unbemerkt geblieben, hatte nicht der Zufall dem jungen Hamburger Illustrierten-Reporter Peter Miller ein vergilbtes Tagebuch in die Hande gespielt: Die minutiosen Aufzeichnungen lassen in ihm den furchterlichen Verdacht aufkommen, dass der einstige Lagerkommandant Eduard Roschmann noch lebt. Die Jagd auf Roschmann wird ein Abenteuer auf Leben und Tod. Miller gerat in das Raderwerk der machtigen Geheimorganisation ODESSA, einer Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehorigen. In ihrem Auftrag und Schutz entwickelt Roschmann ein Fernsteuersystem fur Raketen, die eines Tages Israel endgultig vernichten sollen. Aber wer verbirgt sich hinter den Decknahmen Vulkan und Werwolf? Wie wird ODESSA finanziert? Was enthalt die ominose schwarze Akte? Ein spannender Wettlauf beginnt ...